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Exercise and Fitness

Being Sedentary Makes You More Susceptible to Damage from Ozone

Dec 7 2016 - 1:58pm
Sedentary life

Ozone in the air we breathe can harm our health in many ways. Some of us are more susceptible to the damage than others – including those of us who do not get enough exercise.

So what exactly is ozone? It is a gas composed of three atoms of oxygen (O3). Just like cholesterol, ozone can be either good or bad.

The Perfect Study Session: Read and Then Go For a Run

Oct 20 2016 - 11:47am

If you are studying for an exam or an important presentation, you may want to build in some exercise time as it has been shown to improve memory retention.

Researchers with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria say that moderate exercise such as running or brisk walking can help you remember what you have learned during a study session.

Weightlifting or Cardio for Weight Loss?

Oct 10 2016 - 10:39am
Weight training with cardio best for weight loss

Which is better for losing weight, focusing on weightlifting and building metabolism-burning muscle over the long run, or going full throttle with cardio that will burn those calories now? Here’s what one fitness trainer has to say about both methods.

According to a recent CBS affiliate station KFVS news story, when you do a cardio workout, you actually burn more calories per minute than you would with a strength training workout.

Do You Walk Angry? Here Is What May Happen in The Future

Sep 16 2016 - 4:03am
When a walk is more than a walk

Walking is a great way to exercise. But did you know that the way you walk might reveal your personality type or how you are feeling? Here’s an interesting tidbit that may cause you to ask yourself, “Do I walk angry?” the next time you step out to burn some calories.

According to a news release from Portsmouth University, the way you walk could reveal to others just how aggressive you are.

Just 30 Minutes a Day Could Save You Money Each Year in Healthcare Costs

Sep 12 2016 - 3:29pm
30 minutes exercise

Need a reason to start exercising regularly? Here is one – just about every person can save hundreds to thousands of dollars each year by just taking 30 minutes out of their day for some physical activity.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but many of us can easily improve our risk of developing cardiovascular issues with some simple lifestyle changes – such as eating

Consistency with Exercise Important for Brain Health

Sep 2 2016 - 2:10pm
Consistency in exercise

We all know exercise is important for both physical and mental health. But so many of us start off strong only to lose interest. It is critical to keep on and remain consistent, especially in middle age.

It happens to us all, whether it is related to illness, injury, time schedules or loss of motivation. We take time off from our exercise routine.

This Cold Shoulder Vest Help People Burn Calories

Jul 13 2016 - 9:55am
Calorie burning Cold Shoulder Vest

As cold therapy becomes increasingly popular for many people's beauty and fitness regimens, NASA scientist and UC Irvine Professor Dr. Wayne B. Hayes has created a "cool" way to burn hundreds (500+) calories a day with the creation of his Cold Shoulder Vest.

His vest is helping thousands of people across the globe burn those extra unwanted calories by utilizing the power of mild cold exposure.

Do You Sit All Day? Reverse the Negative Effects with 3 Exercises You Can do at Work

Jun 17 2016 - 7:39pm
Exercises You Can do at Work

Yes, sitting all day can actually change the shape of your butt! Shocked? Appalled? Did you jump out of your chair when you read that? These 3 exercises can be done at work to maintain a perky behind.

Most people spend the vast majority of the day at work, sitting. If you’re among the lucky movers and shakers in the professional world, high-five to you!

5-minute Energizing Morning Routine to do Before You Get Out of Bed

Jun 16 2016 - 12:59am
easy morning exercise

There is a nearly endless supply of morning exercise routines out there, but getting out of bed is the hardest part! Before you even make your coffee, try this short and sweet routine to prepare for the gym, the office, the kids, and anything else on your agenda!

Mornings can be tough, and when you have to wake up early to exercise, they are even worse! If I told you you can get energized for the day while still laying in bed, would you believe me?

Be Mindful of Your Rehydration Choice After Exercise

Jun 10 2016 - 3:45pm
Rehydration and exercise

It is obvious that after you exercise, you need to refuel your body, which includes replacing lost liquids. But what you choose to drink can be either helpful or harmful.

New research published in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology has found that drinking soda after being exposed to heat-induced dehydration is a ri

7 Running Tips for Maximum Weight Loss

Jun 9 2016 - 9:38pm
runnin shoes

Running is one of the best activities for weight loss. If done right, weight loss can be expedited by getting into a running routine. Not a marathon runner yet? Don’t sweat it, no one who is starting out can expect to reach high speeds and high mileage. Just grab a good pair of running shoes and hit the turf.

Running can be fun and is a great way to get outdoors. It is a refreshing way to enjoy the sun and can even be fun to do when it is raining.

5 Benefits of Exercise that Aren’t About Weight Loss

Jun 9 2016 - 1:45am

While many of us head to the gym or go for a run to start or end the day in an effort to drop some weight, there are many benefits of exercise that have nothing to do with a smaller waist. After reading these 5 benefits, you may just forget about losing weight!

If you’re trying to lead a natural lifestyle, or just be healthy, exercise has to be just about the most natural thing you can do for your body to promote optimal health and prevent disease.

Walking Is So Easy, a Caveman Did it

May 20 2016 - 11:02am
Walking for Weight loss

Walling is by far one of the easiest and most effective ways to lose weight. It is so easy, a caveman did it. And well, that is pretty much all the caveman did as there were no cars, trains, or planes back then. I can’t imagine too many cavemen (or cavewomen) were overweight, and I am positive this is because of their lifestyle.

Nowadays, most of us sit at our desks all day and then come home to watch TV and veg out on the couch.

Just 30 Minutes Today May Decrease Your Risk of 13 Cancers

May 17 2016 - 3:43pm
Fast Exercise

Exercising isn’t just a good way to lose weight. Taking the time to meet the recommended physical activity levels on a daily basis could reduce your risk of 13 different types of cancer.

Excess weight is a known risk factor for several types of cancer, but a new study indicates that even when weight loss is not a factor, being diligent about going to the gym can still reduce your r

Weight Loss Relationship Problems? 8 Reasons Why Losing Weight Together Will Save Your Relationship

May 14 2016 - 11:36am
weight loss relationship problems and tips

It can take a lifetime to learn everything there is to know about your partner, and even longer to figure out how to respond to them in certain situations. Staying active and enjoying life together is a key component of figuring each other out. Skip this step and things will eventually become a lot more difficult. Here is how weight loss together helps with relationship problems.

Relationships are not easy. Staying active and reaching towards fitness goals with each other can significantly improve your happiness with your partner.

5 Steps for Family Spring Training: Fitness and Lifestyle

May 12 2016 - 9:55pm
Spring Fitness Training

It’s that time of year again. Everyone is reminded that pretty soon our baggy clothes and long shirts are going to be replaced with skirts, bathing suits, and tank tops, This time of year tends to remind one that a healthier lifestyle needs to be achieved.

If you are like many families, a lot of your time is spent car pooling the littles around and sitting as you wait for your son or daughter up to bat, sitting during dance class lessons, or helping