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Thinking about exercise can help keep muscles toned and stronger

1/6/2015 - For some people, having the discipline just to make it to the gym is half the battle in staying fit. But new research suggests that the simple act of thinking about working out without actually doing it may be enough to tone muscle and even promote muscle growth. Researchers from Ohio University...

Kegel exercises improve health and sex

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...

Vitamin D builds stronger muscles

1/10/2013 - Working out and want to build stronger muscles without dangerous steroids? Getting older and worried you are losing muscle strength? New research just published in the January edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, concludes there...

Strengthen the hip extensor and deep abdominal muscles

1/2/2013 - Core strengthening is a hot topic in the health and fitness world. Most individuals focus on strengthening their abdominal muscles with a wide range of sit-up like exercises. Some of the key muscles to focus on include the hip extensor group and deep abdominal muscles that surround the spine. One...

Pinhole glasses instantly transform blurred vision into clear vision for astonished wearers who try them

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...

Muscle imbalances cause swayback and lower back pain

8/3/2012 - The amount of people experiencing bad posture and back or knee pain is steadily increasing. Modern lifestyle increases the risk of muscle imbalances, bad posture, back pain, knee pain etc., and we are spending billions each year on pharmaceuticals to alleviate the pain. A minimal amount of proper training...

Blurred vision? Eye doctor myths exposed - learn how to exercise your eye muscles for restoring healthy vision and eliminating prescription glasses

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...

Eat spinach for bigger muscles, better cell performance

3/12/2011 - Popeye was right; eating spinach really does help build muscle strength and improve cellular function, according to a new study released by the Swedish medical school Karolinska Institutet. A follow-up to a similar study released by the school back in the 1990s, researchers again observed that the natural...

Popeye was right - Eating spinach really can boost your muscles

2/21/2011 - Just about everybody who harks back a few decades are familiar with the famed cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man, who downed a can of spinach to produce bulging muscles whenever he needed to get out of trouble. As researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Swedenfound have discovered, it turns...

Easy to make herbal oils soothe muscles and rejuvenate skin

1/30/2011 - Medicinal herbs can be used in many ways: dried and decocted as tea, infused in alcohol as a tincture, steeped in vinegar or honey. Herbs can also be steeped in oil and rubbed into the body for healing. When medicinal herbs are steeped in oil their healing qualities are infused into the oil. They...

Medical science discovers remarkable yet simple way to instantly increase your willpower

10/28/2010 - Here's good news that's just in time to help you avoid the temptation of sugary goodies served up at holiday parties. If you feel your willpower weakening as you pass the desserts piled high, just tighten up your muscles -- flex any of them, including your finger or calf muscles. Sound crazy? Not according...

How to Stay Healthy in the Computer Era (Part 1)

10/6/2008 - Let's begin your quest to stay healthy and fit in the computer era by addressing your foundation. Unless you have a health condition that makes it difficult to sit for a long period of time, your foundation while working on the computer is likely your pelvis. Your pelvis serves as a base for your...

Is It Beneficial to Fast One Day a Week?

9/14/2008 - Is fasting one day a week good for your health? To answer this question, let's take a look at what happens in your body when you begin to eat and drink nothing but water. After your cells use up the sugar that is in your bloodstream from your last meal or beverage, your body has to find another source...

Jesse Connone, of The Healthy Back Institute, Shares Why Back Pain Occurs

8/16/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at ( . In this excerpt, Jesse Connone discusses the biggest mistake people with back pain make. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Jesse Connone, personal trainer...

Why weight loss requires strength training, even in women and seniors

8/27/2005 - Did you know that strength training is crucial for successfully losing weight and keeping it off? I'm talking about weight-bearing exercise. It doesn't have to be a huge, hulking workout where you're trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, it just has to be some basic strength training....

Bone density sharply enhanced by weight training, even in the elderly

8/6/2005 - As people reach old age, osteoporosis is a major determining factor in quality of life. In Healing Moves, Dr. Mitchell and Carol Krucoff write, "Age-related declines in muscle and bone mass can lead to frailty and fracture -- the primary reason older adults wind up in nursing homes." If you don't...

Eliminate back pain with the Swopper chair that promotes active sitting

12/5/2004 - Back pain is a widespread problem in modern society, and a lot of that pain comes from, believe it or not, lack of exercise of skeletal muscles, lower back muscles, abdominal muscles and so on. So many of us have desk jobs today, and we spend a huge amount of time sitting in a chair that trains our...

Breakthrough in artificial muscles promises to revolutionize the robotics industry

6/10/2004 10:40:23 PM - How do you a build the musculoskeletal system a humanoid robot? If you're Sony, you use a system of servo motors, gears, metal rods and cables. But that's a poor imitation of the human body where the movement of limbs is dictated by the smooth, coordinated contraction of muscle fibers. Enter...

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