Exercise and Pain Tolerance

  There’s a saying when it comes to exercise. “No pain, no gain.” Exercise and pain sometimes go hand-in-hand when it comes to reaching and surpassing your fitness goals. New research in the field of exercise pain is giving new insights into how pain is processed. Alexis Mauger is an exercise scientist at the University of Kent in Britain. He …

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WHO says Processed Meats May Cause Cancer

If you’ve paid any attention to social media in the past couple of years, bacon has been a major fad lately. From memes to chocolate covered bacon to bacon-infused alcohol, bacon has become very popular. Unfortunately, the World Health Organization may have just killed the bacon movement. The average American consumes approximately a whopping 18 pounds of bacon a year. …

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Walking is the Best Medicine

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said that walking is the best medicine. There’s a lot of scientific evidence today that this was correct. Walking is one of the safest and best exercises for overall health, but thanks to our sedentary lifestyles we don’t walk nearly as much as we used to. Adding just a little bit more walking into our …

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Could Nutrition Prevent Degenerative Brain Diseases?

The 20th century boomed in medical advancements, but there is one part of the body where it lagged behind terribly. That is the physical health of the brain. Part of the reason is due to a long-standing theory that our brains don’t regenerate themselves or change once physical growth has stopped. However, in the late 20th century we discovered that …

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Get Up And Move!

You may have read the news stories around about how sitting is killing us. Those stories came out of a huge meta-study in Britain that examined nearly 800,000 participants to see how sitting for long periods would affect the human body. They said that people who sit the longest have increased diabetes, heart trouble, and premature death. But is it …

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Willpower Doesn’t Make you Lose Weight

Weight loss has both a physical component and a mental component. Your body is essentially a dumb machine. Barring genetic factors or medications with weight-gain side effects, as long as you give the body less food than you need to maintain your current weight, while also giving it healthy food and enough water, you will lose weight. However, it is …

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Resistance Bands Can Be Dangerous

Exercise is important at all ages, but it must be done in a safe manner. Every year there are many new gimmicky tools out there that are supposed to make exercise more effective, safer, more fun, or anything better than our old memories of drudging through gym class. But not all devices are safe. Senator Harry Reid just recently filed …

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More Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Heart Failure

The prevailing wisdom for decades on keeping your heart healthy is to make sure you get enough exercise. The standard formula is that everyone should get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, 30 minutes for five days out of the week, in order to prevent heart attack and stroke. But that’s not the only way that …

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What is Health, Really?

Is it possible to achieve total health, and what does that truly mean? That’s the question raised in a recent Forbes article. It has good food for thought for anyone that wants to improve their health and have a belief that they can reach a theoretical perfect state. Health is a life-long effort, and if we are realistic with ourselves …

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