Could 10 Minutes of Intense Exercise be all you need?

Few people can deny the importance of exercise to overall health. However, when it comes to intensity, there are differing schools of thought as to which is best. One study seeks to determine if shorter, intense workouts are more beneficial than longer, moderate workouts. In a sophisticated new study of interval training, results indicate that just 60 seconds of strenuous …

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Brain Scans Show Exercise Benefits

There is little doubt that exercise is good for you. It has both physical and mental boosts to a person’s body and mind. A new imaging study hopes to solve exactly how exercise provides this important benefit. In an imaging study conducted by scientists at the University of California, Davis Health system, it was discovered that vigorous exercise boosted certain …

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The Painful Realities of Weight Cycling

When it comes to weight loss, one of the biggest challenges is keeping the weight off once lost. Many dieters report gaining the weight back after reaching their goal weight. Some report gaining back more weight than they lost. It is a process called “cycling.” Joanne Huang and her colleagues conducted a study in which they divided 175,000 patients into …

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Doctors Prescribe Exercise instead of Medication

Chronic health problems sometimes require prescription medications to manage them. However, some doctors are prescribing a tried-and-true remedy that is age old. Doctors are prescribing exercise rather than medication more than ever. Doctors are beginning to prescribe exercise for the treatment of chronic health conditions instead of medication. They encourage their patients to think of exercise as their medication rather …

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Personal Connection Important when Choosing a Trainer

There are many things to consider when thinking about hiring a personal trainer. Goals, expectations, and method of training are certainly important considerations. However, the most important consideration should be whether or not a personal connection exists and if you and your trainer can come together in a way that is motivating and inspiring. Paul Robinson, a trainer in Edmonton, …

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Child Obesity Leading to Early Strokes

Strokes are normally something that is thought of as striking the elderly. However, like heart attacks, they have been known to strike those who are younger. In fact, there is evidence that strokes are becoming more common among younger populations. 43-year-old Troy Hodge of Carrol County, Md likes to call himself ‘new stroke.’ Two years ago, the man’s brain ceased …

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Diet is More Important than Exercise

When it comes to weight loss, common wisdom indicates that diet and exercise are probably the best combination when it comes to achieving your goals. However, the differing camps of which is the most important in the struggle have been at odds for decades. Changing your diet can have a bigger effect on your weight than exercise. While exercise is …

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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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