Exercise news, articles and information:
|10/28/2016 - There are many reasons to partake in strength training; weight-baring exercises are known for their health benefits. But, could lifting weights also boost your brain? Recent research indicates that may just be the case.
To begin the study, researchers asked a group of people aged 55 to 86 to engage...|
|10/23/2016 - If he or she is being honest, doctors will tell you that, during medical school, they learned very little about nutrition and exercise, and how both can contribute to healthier lifestyles. And the problem is not just limited to the United States; it's pretty much endemic to modern medicine.
|10/6/2016 - As the saying goes, it's not growing old that causes a person to lose mobility, but rather a lack of mobility that causes a person to grow old. And a new study out of Yale University affirms this, having found that staying mobile is the key to improving memory and both preventing and reversing muscle...|
|10/2/2016 - Nine out of ten U.S. high school students aren't getting enough exercise, and their habits tend to persist beyond graduation, according to a recent study.
Colorado State University assistant professor Kaigang Li employed a novel approach in researching the fitness and exercise habits of kids in their...|
|9/29/2016 - A new study has revealed that while aerobic exercise has enormous brain benefits, mercury exposure may preclude some people from experiencing them. The research, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, suggests that people...|
|9/15/2016 - Though it may be a fun and enjoyable pastime, drinking alcohol unfortunately has many harmful effects on our bodies that can be difficult to reverse. However, there's good news, especially for you fitness fanatics. New research shows that exercise may effectively offset the adverse effects of alcohol...|
|7/22/2016 - We all know that exercise is good for you and can help you lose weight, but when it comes to cutting your risk of cancer and obesity, exercise alone is simply not enough. While exercise is something that should certainly be encouraged, reducing caloric intake and eating healthy food plays an even bigger...|
|7/18/2016 - There has long been scientific consensus that an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to prevent cancer. But there has been debate as to how much exercise affects cancer risk directly, and to what extent the benefits seen in large studies simply come from the fact that people who are more active...|
|7/4/2016 - If you are suffering from knee, hip or back pain, it may be caused by a condition that an Ohio State University physical therapist has dubbed "Dormant Butt Syndrome," or DBS.
According to Dr. Chris Kolba, the physical therapist at OSU's Wexner Medical Center who coined the term, Dormant Butt Syndrome...|
|6/18/2016 - A brisk 15-minute walk daily can add years to your life, according to a new study presented at a recent European health conference.
Health experts have long recognized the fact that regular exercise can extend lifespan, but the new research indicates that even less exercise than previously believed...|
|6/4/2016 - When Australian Janette Murray-Wakelin got the news that she had a highly aggressive type of breast cancer and could only expect to live for about six more months at just 52 years of age, she decided that the news was simply unacceptable.
After extensive research into her condition, Janette decided...|
|5/29/2016 - Engaging in just a little bit of moderate exercise regularly can help women avoid developing heart disease or bone loss, according to multiple recent studies. Researchers from the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope in Duarte, California, found that women who go on brisk walks, play tennis...|
|5/27/2016 - Can something as simple as a weekly walk in the park or a Sunday bicycle ride lower the risk of more than a dozen types of cancer?
In addition to protecting your heart and reducing the risk of death from all causes, researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute found higher levels of physical...|
|5/11/2016 - It is no secret that exercising in old age can help keep your body looking and feeling younger, but a growing body of evidence suggests that it can keep your mind young as well.
A University of Kentucky study showed that blood flow to the brain was higher in people who were fitter, while a study...|
|4/19/2016 - In addition to enhancing your life skills and boosting your food security, there is another major benefit of gardening, researchers have found: fitness.
Long-time gardeners have always know that putting plant and seed in the ground and then maintaining plants and crops as they grow is hard work....|
|4/6/2016 - A health center in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood has implemented a new program that helps patients access a gym membership for just $10 a month. Instead of focusing solely on prescribing drugs, tests and physicals, internists and psychologists now have the free will to prescribe exercise. The $10 a...|
|4/3/2016 - There are four easily achievable characteristics that are most strongly associated with good health — and less than 3 percent of the U.S. public has all four, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University...|
|3/15/2016 - Physically pushing your body to its limit for even just a few minutes each week is one of the healthiest habitats you can practice when it comes to your exercise routine. High-intensity interval training (HIIT), or vigorous exercise performed in short bouts of time followed by brief periods of rest,...|
|1/27/2016 - Serving as further evidence of how little the mainstream scientific community understands about nutrition and health, a new study recently published in a reputable health journal makes the outrageous claim that exercise can actually cause some people to gain weight in the form of added fat.
|1/24/2016 - Vitamin C may help ease exercise-induced breathing problems, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and published in the journal Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology.
Some people, including many with asthma, suffer from bronchoconstriction or other...|
|1/18/2016 - Obese people who are physically fit are still significantly more likely to die young than people of normal weight who are in poor shape, according to new study in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
"In recent years, the concept of 'fat but fit' has emerged, implying that high fitness can...|
|10/6/2015 11:57:28 AM - If you've been exercising for 30 minutes everyday, satisfied that you've met the American Heart Association's physical activity recommendation, then you're in for a surprise. In a nutshell, a recent study found that a mere 30 minutes is not enough to help reduce the risk of heart problems.
|9/17/2015 - One of the most common treatment recommendations for people who are overweight is that they get some form of exercise daily. However, studies have shown that fewer than half of those who are diagnosed as obese actually follow this advice.
Now, the obese and exercise-averse have a new weapon in their...|
|5/19/2015 - Patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the English National Health Service (NHS) in 2010 and 2011 were given a survey in 2013 titled "Living with and Beyond Colorectal Cancer." Over 15,000 respondents gave complete data for the study. The survey was focused on physical activity and questioned...|
|5/9/2015 - Fast food companies use tactics reminiscent of Big Tobacco in their efforts to convince people that exercise can make up for the effects of a terrible diet, according to a scorching editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine authored by scientists from the University of California-Davis, University...|
|5/6/2015 - It seems as though exercise equipment has suddenly become very dangerous -- deadly, even -- as evidenced by two high-profile equipment "accidents" in recent months.
Just days ago, reports that tech CEO Dave Goldberg of SurveyMonkey had died suddenly in Mexico shocked millions of people, especially...|
|4/16/2015 - The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOC) has filed a "Request to Conduct Realistic Military Training" to local officials in a half-dozen states in which some active duty elements of the U.S. Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Army Green Berets and select Marine Corps units will simulate responding to domestic...|
|4/2/2015 5:30:42 PM - While we all know that exercise and a healthy diet are the two most important factors to fend off most diseases, premature aging and cognitive decline, most American physicians apparently lack the knowledge to advise their patients on these basics.
A new study (1) conducted at Oregon State University...|
|4/2/2015 5:18:41 PM - Media reports are claiming that eating fast food could help you recover after a workout and even improve exercise performance, based on a study conducted by the researchers from the University of Montana and published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. But what...|
|4/1/2015 10:58:52 AM - A U.S. military exercise involving hundreds of special operations forces including Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets that is set to kick off in a number of states around the country and focus on the South and Southwest is prompting a number of patriot organizations to man up and launch what they describe...|
|2/18/2015 11:47:16 AM - We all know that being active can help increase our heart health and overall health, but how much is enough? It seems that simply staying active 2-3 times a week can help middle-aged women reduce their risk of stroke, heart disease, and even blood clots when compared to inactive women.
As we age,...|
|2/13/2015 - The importance of a nutrient-rich diet in maintaining mental health has been well documented. What may be understated is the value of physical exercise for preserving and even improving brain function. As we age, the brain slowly loses elasticity and as a result memory loss occurs and the risk for dementia...|
|1/26/2015 - Exercise is invaluable when it comes to maintaining a healthy body composition. But a new study out of South Korea has found that both physical activity and vitamin D supplementation combined can do wonders for reducing abdominal fat, normalizing lipid counts and improving insulin resistance, particularly...|
|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...|
|12/14/2014 - Could a few swigs of an enzyme-packed drink eventually replace exercise? If the folks at Nestle have it their way, it will be.
Their exercise-in-a-bottle plan is currently underway, as the company has put a handful of experts in charge of its development. Already, researchers say that they have identified...|
|11/8/2014 - As the Ebola outbreak rages on, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is entering the second year of a massive pandemic training exercise that has been taking place in New York City and northern New Jersey since last summer. Though the general sentiment is still that Ebola doesn't represent...|
|11/8/2014 - Does good health merely hinge on genetic factors, or is there more? New research from the University of Cork suggests that good health begins more so in the gut, in the diversity of stomach microbes, which can be heavily influenced by daily exercise levels. The study, published in the journal Gut, has...|
|8/26/2014 - Excess weight sure is easy to come by, but hard to drop; that's just a simple fact. Cravings for the "bad sugars," the bad fat and the bad salt can be overwhelming, but so can the health detriment from being overweight or obese for an extended period of time. Not only could you find yourself battling...|
|8/25/2014 - Heart attack survivors are often instructed by their doctors to get as much cardiovascular exercise to stay heart healthy and avoid recurrent and deadly heart attacks. A staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, has found somewhat conflicting evidence. He...|
|8/18/2014 - We all know the medical solution for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is to drug kids with a pharmaceutical that closely resembles cocaine's molecular structure and forces adverse side effects -- Ritalin. The medical mafia never addresses causes for the restlessness that's labeled ADHD....|
|8/10/2014 - It is well known that exercise is beneficial in helping to prevent heart disease and improve our overall quality of life. What is not completely understood is whether we can still witness health benefits later in life by running shorter durations or distances, or at a reduced intensity.
It is a commonly...|
|6/29/2014 - The warm weather is here, and if you're like most people, that means you're hoping for a not-too-difficult way to shed some pounds and tighten your belly fat. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to get a better-looking belly without the need for costly equipment or heavy weights -- and you can...|
|6/22/2014 - We all know that exercise has many health benefits and that we can condition our bodies to perform at a higher efficiency over time. This increased conditioning and performance can have substantial health benefits. New research out of the University of Melbourne that was published in the Journal of...|
|6/10/2014 - You don't have to be a gym rat in order to bolster your fitness activity, and the best thing is that you can do a great deal of fitness-bolstering while you're at work.
Back in the days when most people made their living performing some type of manual labor, there was no need for additional physical...|
|5/6/2014 - Dementia is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. today, and experts say the next generation could see twice as many people suffering from it, particularly in old age. But avoiding the brain-deteriorating disease could be as simple as remembering to exercise just a few times a week, according...|
|4/12/2014 - Mother Nature may have even more positive health powers than we thought! According to Coventry University research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, children who exercise outside are significantly more likely to experience positive health effects post-exercise...|
|3/27/2014 - With the number of people suffering from heart problems constantly going up, it is in the best interest of everyone to get to know the main contributing factors. A human heart is one of the most depended-upon organs in the body. However, if one has been spending the better part of his or her day sitting,...|
|3/25/2014 - Finding the motivation to exercise can often be hard. Many times we remember the times where we crushed a workout and felt amazing afterwards, but other times we have memories of struggling to finish a workout or memories of being incredibly sore afterwards.
It turns out that one way to motivate...|
|3/23/2014 - It's not just good for your physical health: regular exercise and physical fitness can dramatically improve your cognitive health as well.
For example, a 2010 study published in the journal Brain Research found that physically fit 9- and 10-year-olds had significantly larger hippocampi (a region...|
|3/5/2014 - Tens of millions of Americans are obese, and while figures have stabilized in recent years according to government findings, the numbers are still staggering.
Poor dietary choices rank high as a cause of obesity, but another factor -- and in my view, one that gets far less attention -- is Americans'...|
|2/17/2014 - Separate recent studies have underlined the importance of exercise and physical activity in fighting cancer. Importantly, the research showed that exercise not only helps with cancer prevention, it also helps with improving the prognosis of those already diagnosed with cancer, as well as with boosting...|
|2/4/2014 - A more active lifestyle doesn't just reduce your risk of cancer and improve survival rates among cancer patients: a new study conducted by researchers from Loyola University and published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health shows that exercise also halves the risk of death among cancer survivors.
|1/17/2014 8:45:37 AM - It has been previously established that aerobic exercise helps to lower one's risk of type 2 diabetes. Now, a recent population study carried out on a large group of women and published in PLOS Medicine has revealed that resistance or weight training could help decrease type 2 diabetes risk as well.
|1/13/2014 - The longest-ever study examining the effect of lifestyle choices on chronic disease has concluded that moderate exercise may be the single most effective way to prevent dementia.
"What the research shows is that following a healthy lifestyle confers surprisingly large benefits to health," lead researcher...|
|1/8/2014 - Along with sleep deprivation and stress, scientists have long known that sudden, high-intensity exercise can trigger migraines. Migraines are attributed to cerebral blood vessels going through phases of constriction and dilation, stretching the nerves around them. This stretching of the nerves causes...|
|12/3/2013 - The ability of the heart and lungs to provide oxygenated blood to tissues, coupled with the the muscles' proper use oxygen is called cardiovascular fitness.
Aerobic activity increases cardiovascular fitness. It involves using the larger muscle groups during sustained physical movement. Most physical...|
|10/19/2013 - Exercisers often refer to the "chest" as one area, but the truth is that there are multiple muscles in that part of the body. It would be more accurate to divide the chest into sections: upper, middle and lower. The popular exercises like push-ups and chest flyes emphasize the mid-chest, but, for a...|
|10/17/2013 - Whether you're a student on your way to entering the real world or you're already a working stiff, you probably have a hard time fitting exercising into your schedule. If you're like most people, you also sit most of the day with poor posture, which leads to weak back muscles and, eventually, injuries....|
|10/16/2013 - Readers of our site have no doubt heard for years that regular exercise leads to healthier minds and bodies, but new research indicates that physical exercise on a routine basis is just as effective as prescription medications in treating chronic, sometimes deadly, diseases - and without all of the...|
|9/28/2013 - Around four out of five people experience back pain during their lifetime, and many people suffer chronic pain that lowers their quality of life. Surgery is rarely needed for back problems and accepting living with daily pain is also a rare necessity. Back pain can usually be relieved with proper stretching...|
|8/29/2013 - The human body was designed for movement, and even in a sick society most people recognize the importance of exercise. Sadly, many people never get further than that realization. Too many Americans don't exercise at all, because they think it takes too much time or is too hard. After seeing too many...|
|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 - 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...|
|6/7/2013 - 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...|
|6/6/2013 - 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...|
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|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...|
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