Exercise and Fitness
Taking a brisk walk just a few times a week could be enough to increase the size of your brain and even help stave off age-related dementia, according to recent research. A new study from researchers with the University of Pittsburgh found those who walked for 40 minutes, three times a week reaped the benefits of a larger hippocampus—the brain’s “memory hub”.
February 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of Proclamation 3566, a document signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson designating February as American Heart Month, which succeeding presidents have signed every year since. The American Heart Association, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, active advocates for heart health, feature heart health […]
Doctors are urging the millions of people who work at a desk all day to stand up or walk around the office. Our couch-potato lifestyle is killing us at about the same rate as smoking. And it’s not just sitting around at home; it’s also our sit-for-hours workdays that are part of an unhealthy sedentary lifestyle.
As science continues to shed light on the health benefits associated with eating less meat and more ‘earthly’ foods like organic fruits and vegetables, more people around the globe are making a transition to a vegetarian and/or vegan diet for a variety of reasons. There is a reason why a plant-based diet can help prevent over over 60% of chronic disease deaths.
You just had your breakfast and lunchtime is not close and yet you think when will be the next meal and what will be served at the table. By the time you realize that the next meal will be in the next 4-5 hours, you just grab anything edible. Why is this happening to you? […]
A lack of exercise is detrimental to pulmonary and muscular health for several reasons; one important reason is to work your lymph system – it is the sewage system for cellular metabolic toxins. Rebounding or bouncing works very well for moving lymph. A mini-trampoline bouncer can be purchased for around 50 US dollars, more or less.
Starting physical exercise later in life can boost an individual’s likelihood of healthy aging by sevenfold. Starting physical exercise later in life can boost an individual’s likelihood of healthy aging by sevenfold. By the end of the study, one in five of the participants was considered to have aged healthily – and the researchers found a direct link between active exercise and the likelihood of healthy aging.
Peddling itself as the latest in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for kids, child cage fighting now boasts about three million child participants – not counting their brutality-loving parents and trainers. This new ‘child sport’ is touted by its proponents as encouraging “self-discipline, fair play, and exercise.” In case you think I’m kidding, there are pictures …
Rodney Yee takes you through a morning practice to center, enliven and balance mind and body. Strengthen, balance and revitalize your body and mind with this morning practice.
A recent study suggests that exercise could treat several conditions and is just as effective as drugs at preventing death caused by numerous diseases.
Physical activity is being increasingly recognized as an effective tool to treat depression. PhD candidate George Mammen’s has taken the connection one step further, finding that moderate exercise can actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term.
How to get a flat stomach without going to the gym in five easy steps: (1) Eliminate stress; (2) Drink plenty of water; (3) Practice yoga asanas; (4) Improve your diet; (5) Fast one day per week
Whether you are a trail runner or a weight lifter, exercising daily is doubly important in the colder months. People tend to put on weight this time of year because they are eating more comforting foods and moving less – a lot less. Here are 5 tips to ensure your workout motivation meter stays on high throughout the year.
Rebounding on a mini-trampoline, around four feet in diameter, works well for draining lymph. It’s close to the ground, so all you do is step up and bounce up and down for 10 to 15 minutes, indoors or outdoors.