Even a Little Exercise is Good for Seniors

Being able to get around easily – to walk across a parking lot or climb a set of stairs – is something that the young take for granted. When mobility becomes compromised, an elderly person can begin to feel depressed and isolated. Seniors with trouble getting around are more likely to end up in nursing homes and die earlier than …

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Older Americans Need to Do More Exercise According to CDC

It is a well-researched fact that sedentary behavior and lack of physical activity is bad for our health. Despite this, older Americans are still not getting the recommended amount of physical activity. A recent report has revealed that one in four Americans aged 50 and above are putting themselves at risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes due to physical …

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More Exercise Doesn’t Necessarily Burn More Calories

Losing weight is a concern for millions of Americans.  When it comes to losing weight, the general wisdom says it is all about calories in versus calories out.  In other words, you have to burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. Many people will tell you that a diet limiting calories is the best route to losing weight. …

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Try Cooking at Home to Lose Weight

It’s no secret that when it comes to losing any excess weight that you may carry that the best way to go about it is to eat less. However, in our busy lives, we often rely on restaurants and fast food locations to serve many of our daily meals. That can be the mistake that derails both our fitness and …

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Even Fast Food Salads Can Be Unhealthy

  Many think that if you go organic, clean, and natural, that you are eating the healthiest foods you can consume. This is true, to an extent. Many restauranteurs have begun to cash in on this trend by opening “fast food” restaurants that tout healthy, organic, vegetarian, and vegan cuisine. However, one must always be diligent in minding the nutritional …

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A Standing Desk Made of Cardboard?

It’s been known to us that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for our bodies for a long time now. However, with increasingly sedentary jobs, we have become less and less active over the course of our daily lives. However, there are companies producing products designed to combat that very fact of life. A sedentary lifestyle is linked to higher rates …

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How Much Cardio Is Too Much?

When it comes to health and fitness, few would argue that running is a great exercise. However, the debate is not whether running is a good exercise. The debate lies more in how far one should run or how long. In a review of recent studies that measured how effective running was at maintaining good health, a report finds that …

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When to Exercise? Depends on your Rhythm

No one doubts the benefit or the importance of exercise on the human body. What has been in debate, however, is the timing of the exercise. Some promote an early morning time frame to get people up and moving. However, others promote an early evening time frame to coincide with natural biological rhythms. Circadian rhythms moderate all functions of the human …

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How to Prevent Joint Pain while Exercising

Many fitness professionals are trained in how to help their clients exercise in a way to prevent joint pain. This keeps them exercising and able to engage in their day-to-day activities. Any program to help alleviate joint and muscle pain should begin with a foam roller to promote self-myofascial release of tension. After this program has released the tension inhibiting …

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Exercise May Help with Hot Flashes

No one questions the fact that exercise is good for a person. Exercise provides many benefits such as weight loss, the lowering of blood sugar, cholesterol, and stress reduction. However, recent studies are showing that exercise can help relieve a symptom many women experience. A study published in the Journal of Physiology reports that exercise, especially exercise that makes you …

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