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THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are physically fit in middle age have a lower risk of developing and dying from certain cancers, new research indicates.
"Fitness is a huge predictor of [cancer] risk," said Dr. Susan Lakoski, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure -- also known as hypertension.
"This study confirms many people's feelings that exercise may be useful in...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- When a health insurer told obese people they could either pay 20 percent more for coverage or start exercising, most of them decided to get active, according to a new study.
More than 6,500 obese people insured by Blue Care Network enrolled in a pedom...Full Article
MONDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping up a leisure-time physical activity regimen for a decade or more could help middle-aged adults improve their heart health, researchers report.
Over time, routine activities -- such as brisk walking, biking, or even doing housework or gardening v...Full Article
Exercising will increase your metabolism. Any activity that gets your heart rate up and challenges your body to grow more muscle fibers will increase your metabolism. So, it is not a matter of what exercises will increase your metabolism, all will. How much of an increase you get will be affected... Full Post
Resistance will help you develop some muscle or a lot of muscle, if you so choose and work hard for. Muscle will give your body an aesthetically pleasing look, as well as a stronger body.Full Post
Before beginning any new activity you should know if you are physically healthy enough to actually take on any strenuous activity. Once you have been cleared by your doctor you certainly should work with a professional trainer or even a physical therapist (if necessary) in order to make sure you... Full Post
Whether you should be free of health risks is all dependent on what the risks are. Your doctor is the best judge of whether you are ready to begin a fitness program and how that program should begin.
Fitness programs can improve most health issues. It is important to have a certified personal trainer... Full Post
No. Fat and muscle are different cells. You can gain muscle with weight training and lose fat with cardio training.
The more muscle your body has the better it will be at burning fat. I have seen people do cardio first in order to lose weight before they begin resistance training. This is not nec... Full Post
Housework can burn an average of 250 calories per hour for a 150 lb. woman. Make extra trips up and down the stairs. When picking up small things off the floor, do it with a lunge. Do a full squat when lifting the laundry basket or groceries. To reach high places use the ladder. Make every opportunity to move... Full Post
Dancing can absolutely be a wonderful way to keep fit. All the movement in different directions will take care of the heart and body, and what a fun way to stay fit while having a great time. You could throw in some weight training and stretching to compliment the disco dance and you would have a pretty... Full Post
One thing I say to my clients is to "zip-it". This means tighten the abdominal area between your hip bones (lower abs) and then pull in the area just under your ribs causing your lower two ribs to pull in. Keep your shoulders back, your gluts tight and the top of your head pointing directly to the... Full Post