Exercise news, articles and information:
|8/3/2013 - Scientific research is increasingly highlighting the benefits of exercise to help keep the body clock regulated. This information will be of particular benefit to jet lagged frequent fliers all over the world. One of the main problems of jet lag is that the time zone change causes the traveler to lose...|
|7/31/2013 - Stroke incidence continues to rise in western cultures, ranking as the third leading cause of death in the US this year. Cerebrovascular disorders, similar to heart disease, cancer and dementia, are largely preventable lifestyle diseases fueled by dietary indiscretions, environmental and household exposure...|
|7/17/2013 - People want to lose fat, gain muscle, and not spend a lot of time doing it. An easy way to accomplish this is... There is no easy way. The quickest and most effective way to lose fat and increase muscle is through High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT is based on short, intense burst of full...|
|7/6/2013 - Did you know that working out your Kegel muscles can prevent urinary incontinence and make your sex life amazing? Kegel exercises work out your pelvic floor muscles, which control urine flow as well as sexual functioning. They are in both men and women and are known as the pubococcygeal muscles (PC...|
|6/14/2013 - If you want to improve your athletic performance and stamina, there's no real substitute for simply putting time into working out. But if it if you're looking for a simple, natural way to increase the length of your workouts, or if you just want to give yourself that little edge in endurance or speed,...|
|6/7/2013 - Staying in shape does not necessarily have to mean spending endless hours at the gym pumping iron and running on a treadmill, according to a new study out of Europe. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that engaging in just four minutes of rigorous exercise three...|
|6/7/2013 - If you haven't pulled out your summer wardrobe yet you will soon. That means bathing suits, tank tops, and sleeveless dresses for the ladies. The heat drives men to roll up their sleeves, put on a tank, or just take off their shirts. A summer wardrobe means baring your shoulders to the world, making...|
|6/6/2013 - A new study, published online April 9th in the Journal of Adolescent Health, revealed that a small amount of exercise each day can potentially rid, or at least cut down, the nasty habit of smoking.
Two-hundred and thirty-three high school students from 19 schools in West Virginia took part in the...|
|6/5/2013 - Building killer calves is more complicated than people think. Most exercisers do a bunch of standing calf exercises like standing calf raises, sled hack calf raises, donkey raises, and calf presses to bulk up not realizing that their entire workout is only targeting half of the muscles in the calves.
|5/21/2013 - Older people and those with conditions affecting their bones often believe that exercise is unsafe. However, exercise is known to reduce symptoms and even reverse some musculoskeletal issues. Older adults and people with frail bones caused by osteoporosis or aging-related loss of bone density can follow...|
|5/14/2013 - A chemical that naturally occurs in turmeric root appears to improve heart health as much as moderate aerobic exercise, according to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
Turmeric root has been an important component of traditional Asian medicinal systems...|
|5/12/2013 - In a new study, researchers have made the conclusion that aerobic exercise such as rope jumping, which involves the body's vertical movements, can suppress appetite and cravings for fatty food. Researchers, who published their report in the journal Appetite, sought to find out if exercises that involve...|
|5/8/2013 - Most people think that pushups are what they need to strengthen their chest muscles. The chest actually includes several muscles commonly divided into the upper chest, lower chest, and mid-chest. Exercises like pushups and bench presses, where your arms are perpendicular to your upper body, target the...|
|5/7/2013 - "There aren't many large well-designed studies lasting longer than a few weeks looking at alternative therapies, yet patients have a lot of questions about their value," said Robert D. Brook, M.D., Chair of the panel and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Michigan. "A common request...|
|5/3/2013 - The triceps are an often misunderstood muscle group. Despite "tri" being in the name, few people know that there are three heads. To fully work the triceps, you must do exercises that emphasize the different heads. It's impossible to isolate one head completely, but using different angles and grips...|
|4/27/2013 - Bored of the same old bicep curls and dips? Sick of shoulder presses? You can sculpt your arms and shoulders with unique exercises. Exercise variety is beneficial, not just so that you don't get bored in your workouts, but also because it keeps your muscles from adapting to a routine. Mix it up with...|
|4/23/2013 - Although everyone likes to walk out of a room knowing anyone watching them will see a tight derriere, strong buttock muscles are actually important to your health. Toning exercises for the glutes give you a nice butt, but they also help to improve your balance, ease of movement, and endurance. The glutes...|
|4/18/2013 - Post-menopausal women who are regularly working out are less likely to develop breast cancer due to the fact that they have lower estrogen levels, based on new research.
Many scientists have often connected working out with low breast cancer risk for older women partially because of the lower levels...|
|4/10/2013 - According to a recent study out of the Heart Failure Clinic in Milan, heart failure and erectile dysfunction (ED) are related even more closely than has previously been acknowledged. In addition to sharing common causes (such as clogged arteries), the two conditions have a common treatment: exercise.
|3/31/2013 - A chemical that naturally occurs in turmeric root appears to protect the heart from aging as much as moderate aerobic exercise, according to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
Turmeric root has been an important component of traditional Asian medicinal...|
|3/6/2013 - Aerobic exercise doesn't just build muscle, it also builds mass in key brain areas and improves cognitive performance, says Art Kramer of the University of Illinois. Kramer presented the results of his research into the relationship between physical fitness and cognition at the 2013 meeting of the American...|
|3/5/2013 - While both aerobic exercise and resistance training will improve your overall health, only aerobic exercise is actually helpful in producing weight loss, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University and East Carolina University, and published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
|2/2/2013 - Good news for busy people: you can get just as much health benefit from a series of disconnected bouts of exercise as short as a minute or two each as you can from a single 30-minute workout, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University and published in the American Journal...|
|12/12/2012 - Most people don't have the time to prepare every meal from scratch, nor do they have the time every day for an hour long workout. Still, most personal trainers and fitness websites will ask you to dedicate a considerable amount of your time and other resources to build the lean, athletic physique most...|
|12/9/2012 - The average person gains a pound each year during the holidays, which adds to weight gained during previous holiday seasons. In some unlucky people, this extra weight goes straight to their thighs. Just as you have no say where your body stores fat, you also have no control over where you lose fat....|
|12/8/2012 - Everyone is extra busy during the holidays season, yet most people's commitments involve parties and eating, leading to weight gain that people rarely lose. Visit nearly empty gyms and sports fields, and then look at the enormous amount of calories people consume from holiday dinners, treats and alcohol,...|
|11/24/2012 - It's common knowledge that exercise is good for the body. Regular exercise aids in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke, among other important benefits. New research now shows, though, that exercise can prove to be a very vital factor in the lessening or prevention of cognitive impairment.
|11/22/2012 5:54:42 PM - Obesity is not merely a cosmetic problem, but a severe threat to health and longevity. That old saying, "The longer the belt, the shorter the life," is entirely accurate.
Associated with obesity are diabetes and heart disease among others. This can be confirmed by Googling or Yahooing, "Could Sulfur...|
|11/15/2012 - Originally, yoga was created to help bring together the body and mind. Through a series of natural movements and meditation - we develop greater inner strength and flexibility. So why are so many people suffering with yoga-related injuries?
Is there a dark side to all these "power yoga" classes?...|
|11/1/2012 - You're probably familiar with all sorts of mythologies promoted as "truisms" in modern medicine: Flu vaccines prevent the flu (they actually don't), CT scans are harmless (they aren't), chemotherapy works to save lives from cancer (it actually causes cancer), and so on. There are all sorts of falsehoods...|
|10/26/2012 - We all know that regular exercise can certainly improve overall health in often immeasurable ways, but a new study suggests that it could also enhance your immune system and maybe even help protect against cancer.
The small study, conducted by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center...|
|10/19/2012 - Many people have proven to themselves that exercise is good for maintaining health. Although this fact has also been proven clinically and statistically, the most important mechanisms have not been properly acknowledged between scientists and the lay public. However, the truth is that proper exercise...|
|10/4/2012 - Alzheimer's dementia is a devastating disease characterized by loss of normal thought parameters and memory that will strike one in ten over the age of 65 and nearly half by the time they reach 85. These scary statistics mean that virtually everyone will be touched in some way by this insidious illness...|
|9/27/2012 - There is little doubt that we have evolved from a past carved from consumption of nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and free-range animal meats, all necessary components in shaping our present genome, muscular strength and intelligence. Similarly, we are products of regular exercise, as our ancestors...|
|9/21/2012 - The five Tibetans are a unique sequence of yoga poses reputed to be the key to longevity. According to legend, the sequence was created by Tibetan monks in a Himalayan monastery and then brought into the world by British Army Colonel Bradford. The colonel was amazed by the monks' vitality and superior...|
|9/8/2012 - Our physical bodies were made for movement. Movement is a necessary way of life for healthy bodily function. Properly performed exercise can stimulate metabolic functions within the body that powerfully promote anti-aging characteristics.
Our ancient ancestors had very strong and fit bodies. Survival...|
|8/13/2012 - Reuters recently published an article about meditation and exercise reducing the days of sick leave employees may be forced to take.
Dr. Bruce Barrett of the University of Wisconsin-Madison led research to confirm what earlier studies have suggested: That people who exercise moderately often and...|
|8/1/2012 - Kettlebell training was first used during the 1700s, and is today experiencing increased attention as an effective and fun part of a training program. When used correctly, kettlebell exercises build strength and endurance and can be used as part of a weight loss program or when trying to improve back...|
|7/18/2012 - Almost everyone has heard of a ridiculous court case involving companies or individuals making incredulous, specious claims, but this may be the first time someone has tried to claim ownership of a child activity.
Focused Fitness, LLC, has filed suit against Action Based Learning, LLC, for attempting...|
|6/28/2012 - Engaging in too much strenuous physical activity can potentially take a very serious and lifelong toll on your health, suggests a new review published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Dr. James O'Keefe of Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and his colleagues evaluated a series of studies on...|
|6/27/2012 - Are you getting tired of your same old cardio routine at your local gym? Have you "hit a wall" with your training? New research indicates you would get a better run if you jogged with nature - and it would improve your mental state as well.
Researchers at Glasgow University, who looked at natural...|
|3/23/2012 - Exercise truly is a vital component of good health, as was once again illustrated in a recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Metabolism. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and Dublin City University in Ireland found...|
|3/16/2012 - Many people think the genes they inherited at birth are static and predetermine their fate for the remainder of their life. Extensive research into the science of epigenetics is providing startling evidence that this thought process is grossly outdated, and our individual DNA is dynamic and continually...|
|3/5/2012 - When you think of yoga flexibility, relaxation and maybe meditation come to mind. The application of yoga as a system of healing rarely enters the Western mind. Despite today's widespread reliance on Western medicine (drugs), yoga has been used for thousands of years for concerns like high blood pressure...|
|2/26/2012 - Who doesn't want flat abs? People desperate to lose weight will willingly starve themselves, take expensive supplements or do the latest fad diet that promises to give them that flawless figure in 30 days. Thankfully, belly fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if proper nutrition...|
|2/20/2012 3:48:22 PM - If you're among the 84 percent of U.S. residents who don't belong to a gym, don't despair -- with five simple steps, you can turn your home into the ideal exercise space!
"Realistically, you can set up your own gym at home for less than $50," said Nicole Nichols of sparkpeople.com. "A simple tool...|
|1/30/2012 - Spirulina is a blue-green algae which is commercially produced and widely marketed as a "superfood" and immune booster. It is also a rich source of natural, plant-based iron, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C, and an excellent source of plant protein, with up to 70% of its dry weight being protein. The...|
|12/7/2011 - You're probably familiar with all sorts of mythologies promoted as "truisms" in modern medicine: Flu vaccines prevent the flu (they actually don't), CT scans are harmless (they aren't), chemotherapy works to save lives from cancer (it actually causes cancer), and so on. There are all sorts of falsehoods...|
|10/11/2011 - Staying fit and active is obviously important for overall health, but few people know that exercise can decrease the risk of colon cancer. Exercise creates an overall more efficient gastrointestinal system that has an enhanced amount of circulation and blood flow, allowing the colon to perform at an...|
|8/30/2011 - To get the most out of your fitness and training routines, breath training for exercise is an essential piece of the puzzle that is overlooked today. It's a complete shift in current athletic and fitness philosophies to strengthen the respiratory system. Mindful conscious breath-based movement is essential...|
|8/16/2011 - Imagine a Big Pharma prescription that will slash your risk of dying by 14 percent and give you at least an extra three years of life. How much you would be willing to pay for it? Many people would find a way to take this disease-preventing pill, no matter what the cost. Although there is no such drug,...|
|8/3/2011 - Colorado is among the growing list of states seeking to increase the number of mandatory vaccines while restricting access to vaccine exemptions. Previous recent efforts have occurred in WA, NY, NJ, CA and NC. (See Articles by Alan Phillips, and Stealth Vaccine Laws Allow Children to Consent to Vaccines.)...|
|7/27/2011 - A new approach to exercise has been recently developed and endorsed by some holistic MDs and other medical practitioners. They invalidate the old approach of jogging for miles or doing aerobics for over 15 minutes. They say long duration aerobic exercise can weaken the lungs and invite cardiac arrest....|
|6/23/2011 - With every beat of the heart, subtle vibrations are sent through the body, the movement stimulating a higher degree of circulation and a higher level of overall health. Because this movement is conducive to achieving a healthier circulatory system, among others, it has been recreated throughout the...|
|6/21/2011 - Imagine simply standing up and feeling your heart speed up more than 30 beats a minute -- sometimes it races well over 120 beats a minutes. You also have heart palpitations out the blue and low stroke volume (the amount of blood your heart pumps with each blood). Even the amount of blood in your body...|
|5/23/2011 - The idea that exercise is good for us is constantly pummeled into our brains by the medical community, by health coaches and by the mass media. And while certain types of exercise can certainly be beneficial in context, placing too much emphasis on formal exercise may be highlighting the wrong issue...|
|2/23/2011 - Our diet and lifestyle has a direct effect on our endocrine system. Our hormone regulation can change based on what we choose to eat and how we choose to live. Leptin and insulin are two powerful hormones that influence how energy is metabolized throughout the body. Exercise has been shown to increase...|
|2/22/2011 - Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects up to 10 percent of women during their child-bearing years -- and it's a disorder than causes a host of heartbreaking problems. PCOS is the result of eggs that don't mature and are not released from the ovaries. Instead, small ovarian...|
|2/20/2011 - Antidepressants, ADHD drugs and other psychoactive medications are not only damaging to one's health, they can also be life-threatening. Yet evidence abounds in support of exercise and other healthy remedies.
Various research studies over the past decade indicate that regular exercise has more long-term...|
|2/18/2011 - Everyone fears aging to some extent, even if they age well. But well beyond wrinkles and sagging skin, the most intimidating loss associated with aging is that of memory and cognition. These functions rely heavily on a part of the brain called the hippocampus and have recently been the focus of study...|
|2/5/2011 - A large study out of Spain suggests that an active commute to school can boost test scores. Physical activity has always been a staple of fitness and therefore healthy living, but many people simply assume children only need to exercise to maintain a healthy weight. All other studies surrounding exercise...|
|2/5/2011 - Jutta Tobkin, certified reboundologist and also known as the "Rebound Lady," says cells can be exercised through rebounding. If you are not sure what rebounding is, Tobkin explains it as "therapeutic movement on the mini-trampoline" and goes on to say that "because it moves all parts of the body at...|
|1/31/2011 - Not many people have heard of a rebounder, but bouncing on this simple contraption has an amazing number of health benefits. One such benefit is how it strengthens the immune system by quickly and efficiently flushing out the lymphatic system.
Blood and lymph are the two types of fluid that flow...|
|1/21/2011 - Whole Body Vibration is believed to be the exercise staple of the future and may become as common as today's treadmill. Here is some background, as well as facts, features and benefits of whole body vibration machines and why you might want to use one today along with your cardio routine for lasting...|
|1/14/2011 - In a controlled study published in September 2010 of 156 7th graders aged 13 and 14 years-old, students were taught and practiced qigong moving meditation during school. Kids in the control group had normal school activities. The qigong group practiced for 25 minutes twice a week for 8 weeks. Prior...|
|10/23/2010 - Oxidative stress represents an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) and the body's ability to detoxify the reactive intermediates and repair the resulting damage. High levels of unmanaged oxidative stress accelerate aging and disease formation. Anti-oxidants are...|
|9/20/2010 - The headlines have it all backwards. "Childhood Obesity Might Be Linked to Strain of Cold Virus" says BusinessWeek. "Childhood cold virus could lead to development of obesity" claims the Telegraph (UK). Not to be outdone, MSNBC rolls out this whopper: "Nothing to sneeze at: Common cold virus may make...|
|7/20/2010 - A new set of national guidelines for cancer patients presented at this year's meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is reversing decades of common mainstream advice for such patients to avoid exercise. Instead, the new guidelines advise patients to "avoid inactivity" and to boost...|
|7/10/2010 - People who get more exercise are significantly less likely to develop painful and potentially dangerous gallstones, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of East Anglia and published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
"If everyone was to achieve...|
|6/20/2010 - Women who rely on exercise to lose weight are destined to fail, so says a study that appears in the Journal of American Medical Association. Researchers found that exercise alone was useful in maintaining the weight for women, but it had no effect on heavier women.
The study analysed almost 35,000...|
|6/15/2010 - `Green exercise` refers to any physical activity that takes place in the presence of nature. It can be as simple as a walk through the park or time spent gardening. All that really matters is that the body is in motion and nature is in sight. A study recently published in Environmental Science and Technology...|
|5/23/2010 - Recent research is indicating that traditional approaches to exercise that involve spending hours in the gym every day may not be the best way to stay strong and healthy. Interval training, a high-intensity type of workout that was originally created for Olympic athletes, may actually be twice as effective...|
|5/6/2010 - Managing stress and relieving the symptoms of workplace stress can be accomplished by having a regular exercise routine. Regular and consistent exercise will not only alleviate stress but will also contribute to overall health and a feeling of well being.
Causes of Stress
Stress is an every day...|
|4/14/2010 - Detest exercise? Tired of mind-numbingly boring minutes spent on a treadmill or endless laps up and down the pool? While the majority of us recognize that we must exercise for good health, many view exercise as just one more boring chore to add onto a day laden with "must-do" activities. Change your...|
|4/7/2010 - In our 15-day self-healing series, we've so far covered everything from juicing and fasting to how to stop making disease. But we haven't yet covered one of the elements most commonly associated with self-healing: Exercise!
But don't groan: This isn't going to be some boring rehash of the same old...|
|4/7/2010 - According to a recent study the latest "magic bullet" drug therapy for diabetes and heart disease does not come close to working as advertised. In fact, researchers found that the combination of the high blood pressure drug valsartan and the anti-diabetes drug nateglinide failed to reduce the risk of...|
|3/24/2010 - Many people despair at the thought of wearing swimwear and shorts, with summer not too far away. Many have larger thighs than they would like, even if they are at their ideal weight. By resorting to taking unhealthy appetite suppressants, artificial diet shakes, carb-blockers and fat absorption inhibitors,...|
|3/23/2010 - As little as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times per week can reduce the risk of early heart-disease-related death by 60 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Department of Cardiology in New Orleans and published in the American Journal of Medicine.
"This study proves...|
|2/19/2010 - An unusual exercise to improve mental health and acuity has been going viral on the internet lately. It was featured in a Los Angeles CBS News report (source below) that has an MD, a Yale neurobiologist, an occupational therapist, educators, and parents endorsing it. It is a simple routine, and it has...|
|2/15/2010 - A recent study conducted by researchers from Saarland University in Germany has found that engaging in long-term physical activity results in an anti-aging effect. Telomeres, the protective caps found on the ends of cell chromosomes that gradually shorten with age, were found to shorten more slowly...|
|12/30/2009 - According to a new study, funded by The German Research Association and the University of Saarland, and published in "Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association," intense exercise acts to help prevent the shortening of telomeres. The gradual shortening of telomeres through cell divisions...|
|12/29/2009 - Regular exercise could be a natural and effective way to help treat diabetes. A study conducted with diabetic Hispanic men and women undergoing a strength training routine found that within 16 weeks there was dramatic improvement with their sugar control. With its positive impact on blood sugar, weight,...|
|12/17/2009 - Telomeres, regions of DNA which protect the ends of chromosomes from destruction, have made big news in 2009. In fact, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded this year to researchers who investigated the nature of telomeres. Why all the interest? It appears telomeres hold the key to why...|
|12/10/2009 - A recent study just found that exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, is connected with having a higher IQ. For the participants that were eighteen, being physically fit was also connected with an increased chance of obtaining a University level education. It was a large study based on over 1.2 million...|
|10/31/2009 - Exercise is a very important aspect of overall health. Times have changed in the past 100 years making daily chores easy and requiring little physical exertion. The average person no longer has to grow their own food, wash clothes by hand, or build their own house. Transportation now relies heavily...|
|10/23/2009 - According to a recent study in the Journal of Health Psychology, people with a low sense of self-confidence gained greater confidence not by how hard they exercised, how fast they ran, or how much they benched, but rather by whether they exercised at all. In short, it was the act of exercising that...|
|9/30/2009 - According to researchers from Tufts University, the sense of euphoria people experience during rigorous exercise sessions produces hormones similar to those produced by people addicted to opiates.
Tufts University researchers discovered this after breaking up a group of 85 male and female rats into...|
|9/20/2009 - Stress happens. Whether you`re young or old, rich or poor, male or female, stress is an inevitable part of life these days. A little of the "good" stress that comes with new ventures or happy events isn`t harmful; in fact, in small doses stress can be invigorating! But a constant barrage of complications...|
|8/14/2009 - As we age, our bones begin to erode, which to some extent is normal and a natural result of aging. However, some of us lose so much bone that our skeletons become weakened and deformed and in severe cases we incur loss of bone density in multiple places. That is osteoporosis, and it frequently causes...|
|7/11/2009 - A supplement of the nutrient quercetin can help make exercise tolerable for adults who battle fatigue and stress, as well as help boost endurance in seasoned exercisers and athletes, according to a new study conducted at the University of South Carolina.
In a trial conducted by Dr J. Mark Davis and...|
|7/11/2009 - At the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation meeting recently held in Barcelona, Spain, new heart research was presented that shows one treatment in particular can provide remarkable help for patients with certain forms of serious heart disease. It's not a new drug or...|
|5/29/2009 - Less than 10 minutes of intense exercise per week can be more effective at reducing diabetes risk than current recommendations of 30 minutes per day, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and published in the journal BMC Endocrine Disorders.
|4/24/2009 - In the past, many heart failure patients have been put on strict bed rest. But such a sedentary existence can be miserable, and it may not be necessary. Exercise can greatly improve a heart failure patient's quality of life, and may even improve heart health, say two articles published this month in...|
|4/16/2009 - If you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines, chances are you shy away from exercise for fear of inducing a headache. You may be surprised to hear you can find relief through exercise. A recent Swedish study published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain showed that exercise does not...|
|4/13/2009 - Scientists have long known there is a link between exercise and health. Even the connection between exercise and breast cancer has been well established. Early studies showed that women who exercised like mad were able to reduce their risk of breast cancer. This was because they exercised to the point...|
|4/10/2009 - Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and accounts for around 40,000 deaths per year. Breast cancer risk is determined by multiple factors including age, race, gender, and family history. Besides these factors that are uncontrollable, there are also risk factors that can be controlled...|
|3/25/2009 - A Swedish study recently published in the British Medical Journal has given those who have reached or passed middle age hope and encouragement to begin a new healthy lifestyle, having discovered that starting a solid exercise regime after the age of 50 can raise one's level of longevity to that of those...|
|3/10/2009 - Human bodies are made in such a way that physical activity is an important foundation of good health. Exercise strengthens the heart and lungs, enhances blood circulation, improves waste elimination, and lifts the mood, among many other health benefits. But there are sometimes doubts posed by some parties...|
|3/3/2009 - More and more people are suffering from eye-related health problems. What can individuals do to lower their risk? In this regard, two recent studies conducted by the United States Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have given us some good news, revealing that vigorous exercise...|
|3/2/2009 - For a person with depression and anxiety, exercise may seem like something that is hard to include in an already difficult life. Depression often results in a lack of energy and increased feelings of tiredness, so the thought of getting ready, out the door, and exercising might seem overwhelming. However,...|
|2/26/2009 - Although you won't hear this from the cancer industry or the drug companies that profit from cancer, there's an easy, low-cost and remarkably safe way to slash cancer rates around the world by about one-third, says the World Cancer Research Fund: Promote healthy foods and exercise! (http://www.wcrf-uk.org)
|2/19/2009 - The chromosome of people who exercise more and eat better does not degrade as quickly, suggesting that a healthy lifestyle might not only lengthen life by helping to stave off disease, but also by slowing the process of aging itself, according to a study conducted by researcher from the Preventive Medicine...|
|2/17/2009 - Adults who are having trouble remembering things may be able to boost their mental performance with only moderate physical activity, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
|2/7/2009 - Women who suffer from migraines may be able to reduce the intensity of their pain and their risk of depression by regularly taking part in a simple exercise and relaxation routine, according to a study conducted by researchers from Innsbrook Medical University and published in the Clinical Journal of...|
|1/14/2009 - We all know that extra workout can help us lose weight by burning more calories, but exercise can also support weight loss by suppressing the gnawing feeling of hunger which often gets in the way of our best efforts when it comes to losing weight.
A recent study published in The American Journal...|
|1/8/2009 - One of the best ways to give children a good start at long-term heart health may be exercise during pregnancy, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and presented at the 121st annual meeting of the American Physiological Society.
|1/8/2009 - There are many people who have trouble finding the motivation necessary to commit to a regular program of beneficial exercise. There are many reasons why people have trouble sticking with regular exercise. We all know that exercise is good for us, that exercise will make us strong, and that regular...|
|1/6/2009 - A preliminary clinical trial has been completed by Dr. Glenn Vile in conjunction with HortResearch, a New Zealand research institution. Although the number of participants in the trial is small (eleven competitive rowers), the double-blind nature of the trial and the preliminary results indicate that...|
|12/19/2008 - According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about 8 million Americans have the most common form of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) known as peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. The risk of PAD increases as we get older and, by age 65, some 12 to 20 percent of the population has the condition....|
|12/19/2008 - Elderly dementia patients who exercise regularly have better mental and physical health than those who do not, according to the findings of two recent studies.
In the first study, conducted by researchers from Dong-Eui University in Busan, South Korea, and published in the International Journal of...|
|12/13/2008 - Considering the span of your lifetime in which you probably indulged in the standard American diet and lifestyle; eight weeks is a short period of time in which to reverse your unhealthy habits and create new healthy habits. No doubt you probably experienced both successes and failures during the 8...|
|12/4/2008 - Heart failure patients were once advised not to exercise, in view of the potential risk that their weakened hearts would not be able to withstand the exertions of physical activity. But someone also once said, "if you rest, you rust". And a recent study which was funded by the United States government...|
|11/18/2008 - A growing body of research suggests that regular exercise can help prevent cancer, as well as slow its progress, improve recovery and prevent recurrence of the disease.
Researchers believe that regular exercise equivalent to a 30-minute walk five times per week can influence several cancer risk factors....|
|11/16/2008 - A piece of good news for those suffering from heart disease was revealed by recent research carried out at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, which found that exercising just once every week can help improve their life expectancy.
It is common knowledge...|
|11/4/2008 - Diabetes is an increasingly common problem in society associated with insulin problems. Insulin causes the body's cells to take up glucose from the blood. Because of the standard Western diet that is high in sugar and dead carbohydrates that turn to sugar, the pancreas becomes exhausted and the cells...|
|10/29/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com. In this excerpt, Ryan Lee shares what's in his four minute work out.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Ryan Lee, fitness profession, the founder of Prograde...|
|10/20/2008 - Panelist for The International Health and Fitness Symposium and Trainer for NBC's The Biggest Loser, Kim Lyons, talks with founder, chairman and host for the event, Craig Pepin-Donat, The Fit Advocate about Changing Your Mindset toward Diet and Exercise.
Pepin-Donat: Our society is sicker and fatter...|
|10/15/2008 - We live in a quick-fix culture where we are constantly told by advertisements that a pill or miracle cure is going to fix all our woes. Whether it is stress, anxiety, or poor health, our current culture focuses far too much on the elusive after-the-fact miracle "cure" instead of prevention.
|10/8/2008 - Just one week of exercise appeared to reduce the risk of diabetes in sedentary older people at risk of the disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Researchers measured insulin sensitivity...|
|9/16/2008 - Many people fear that if they start exercising they will become hungrier and that this will lead to eating more. They reason that they will gain weight because they will be eating more. What these people don't realize is that your blood sugar levels determine when you feel hunger. When your blood sugar...|
|9/16/2008 - We have already known for some time that exercise, including running, is good for health. But there have always been fears about what running could do to the bones and joints of older persons. Those doubts may well have been put to bed by the findings of a research team from the Stanford University...|
|9/15/2008 - Women who exercise regularly during their younger years are 23 percent less likely to develop breast cancer as adults, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
|9/15/2008 - With Exercise, keeping it short is the best way to go. Did you know that a short burst of intense exercise is extremely beneficial not only for overall fitness but for building lean muscle tissue and promoting longevity? Just imagine -- exercising anywhere from only 2 minutes to a maximum of 17 a couple...|
|9/4/2008 - The following is a transcript of a broadcast of The Health Ranger Show. You can find the downloadable audio of this program here: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html
What is the biggest myth about nutritional supplements? You've often wondered about that haven't you? There is a lot of...|
|8/17/2008 - We've all heard about the benefits of exercise for our hearts and to reduce cholesterol, but what about for happiness, improving intelligence and memory as well as for alleviating addiction, stress and aggression.
These are the findings from Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The...|
|8/11/2008 - A moderate increase in fitness level can decrease a man's risk of dying by between 50 and 70 percent, according to a study conducted by the Exercise Testing and Research Lab at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, and published in the journal Circulation.
"It is important to emphasize...|
|8/5/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Ryan Lee shares on the physiology of exercise and why short work outs work.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Ryan Lee, fitness professional,...|
|7/15/2008 - Physical exercise can decrease the risk of developing lung cancer by up to 45 percent in former smokers, while proper diet can decrease it even further, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Sixth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention...|
|7/10/2008 - Feeling depressed or down? Don't automatically reach for an anti-depressant. Do some yoga. These days, the typical treatment for depression comes in the form of a pill, which can often lead to serious side effects and dependency. Prior to modern drug companies, however, sages from the East discovered...|
|5/18/2008 - Want to boost your brain power? Try boosting your heart and lung power with aerobic fitness and you may also end up with a more "fit" mind as a bonus. That's the conclusion of a recent review of studies by researchers from the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The report, published...|
|4/12/2008 - I received quite a bit of feedback to my recent article that asked whether children should train and compete in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Most of the feedback was critical of my advocacy of children's involvement in this sport, and while I greatly honor the comments and criticisms I receive from readers,...|
|4/10/2008 - We often assume that if you're skinny you don't need to worry too much about exercise. However according to Professor Dick Telford of the Australian National University, findings show that a lack of fitness has an effect on death rates regardless if the person is skinny (lean) or fat (overweight not...|
|4/8/2008 - It's becoming common knowledge in alternative medical circles that the sun, far from being the enemy to health that western medicine has made it out to be is really our best friend when it comes to health, healing, immunity and even strengthening our eyesight. How can this be? Well in this article,...|
|3/23/2008 - A combination of weight training and aerobic exercise may be more effective than either type of exercise alone in staving off Type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Researchers divided 251 Type-2-diabetes patients between the ages of 39 and 70 who were...|
|3/19/2008 - A combination of weight training and aerobic exercise may be more effective than either type of exercise alone in staving off Type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Researchers divided 251 Type-2-diabetes patients between the ages of 39 and 70 who were...|
|2/25/2008 - With each passing decade since the end of World War II our planet has become silently, yet increasingly, toxic as pollutants from pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, industrial chemicals and other residual offenders choke the land, water and air that sustain us. As our planet becomes dangerously congested...|
|11/28/2007 - It doesn't take a lot of exercise to reap significant health benefits, and people should not be intimidated if they can't reach the officially recommended levels, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and published in the Journal of Epidemiology...|
|11/27/2007 - Common wisdom holds that exercise boosts your mood, in addition to benefiting your physical health. Terms such as “endorphins” and “runner’s high” are afloat in the popular lexicon. If you are a person who exercises regularly, or if you know someone who does, you will likely...|
|10/29/2007 - A bowl of whole-wheat flake cereal was found to be as or more effective than a specialized sports drink at aiding the recovery of the body after intensive exercise in a new study. The research was funded by Wheaties and the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, and presented at the 54th...|
|9/21/2007 - Only one in seven people in the United States eats enough fruits and vegetables and gets enough exercise, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, men rank consistently worse than women in this regard.
The CDC conducted a telephone survey...|
|6/7/2007 - Here's an important tip for those of you who are either currently engaged in an exercise program or are considering beginning one. It's a simple tip, but one that many people, unfortunately, forget. When we exercise, we use up more nutrients than if we were to avoid exercise. (Simply sweating, for example,...|
|4/20/2007 - The popularity of Pilates has skyrocketed over the last ten years. For those that haven't heard much about it, Pilates is an exercise system originally created by Joseph Pilates that focuses on core strength while also emphasizing flexibility and strength through motion, stability, balance, and many...|
|4/4/2007 - Even mild exercise can help stave off cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms as well as decrease a smoker's chance of reaching for a cigarette, according to a study published in the journal "Addiction." Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Toronto reviewed 14 previously...|
|1/11/2007 - According to the American Obesity Association, 127 million adults in the United States are overweight, while 60 million are obese and 9 million are severely obese. With the U.S. population pushing 300 million, that equates to nearly two-thirds of American adults being classified as at least overweight...|
|1/8/2007 - New research appearing in the Dec. 11 issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine found that overweight people who restrict calories to lose weight experience greater loss of bone mineral density than those who exercise for weight loss.
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis...|
|12/25/2006 - Following weeks of nutritional therapy and exercise, Santa Claus today declared himself free of type-2 diabetes and produced lab test results showing a fasting glucose level of 96 mg/dL – well below the diabetes definition of 126mg/dL. Through the month of December, Santa Claus has been working with...|
|12/15/2006 - Earlier this month, Santa Claus was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. By working with a team of top nutritionists, he has already improved his diet by eliminating foods and beverages that promote diabetes (like sodas, sugary cookies and white bread) while focusing on eating the foods that prevent diabetes...|
|12/7/2006 - Women who take part in exercise regimens but who don't alter their nutritional habits can find significant improvements in health and mental well-being, according to a new study.
In this study, obese women were taught about good eating habits and how to cook for a healthy diet while receiving social...|
|11/22/2006 - For many older adults, a visit to the doctor is not complete without the bestowal of at least one prescription. What if, in addition to prescribing medications as necessary, physicians also prescribed exercise? Ann Yelmokas McDermott, PhD, a researcher in the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean...|
|11/21/2006 - Exercising is a more effective way to lose weight than cutting calories alone, according to a new study recently published in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.
Researchers from St. Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences recruited 34 people between the ages of 50...|
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|11/17/2006 - A drug based on resveratrol -- a phytonutrient found in red wine -- may double exercise endurance, fight obesity and prolong life, according to a new study by French researchers.
Dr. Johan Auwerx and colleagues from the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology in Illkirch, France,...|
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