Getting teens and young adults started early in athletics improves brain connections, finds new study.
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Exercise and Fitness
If you're trying to lose weight or be healthier for the new year but find that you can't really squeeze daily exercise time into your busy corporate life, scientists are now saying it's okay! They say that it's not about when you exercise, but how you exercise that's important.
The World Health Organization and a plethora of other accredited health agencies along with almost every doctor on the planet recommend that adults get about 2.5 hours of exercise every week.
Researchers have found that you're being obese is actually stopping you from getting active – biochemically. It's not about it being harder to move around, but your very brain might have become wired to hate exercising.
Being obese is different from being overweight. The excess weight is much greater and puts a huge strain on your body.
We often start out with good intentions when it comes to a regular exercise routine, but it can be hard to stick to the plan over the long-haul. Researchers might have found a reason why.
It is no secret that physical activity is essential for optimal human health. Even with all of this knowledge, why is it so hard to stay motivated and make exercise a daily habit?
How can one stick to his running routine that starts at the beginning of the year?
Here are several ideas from regular runners about sticking to their running routine. They wrote me their ideas on Facebook.
In a very small study, the use of gelatin supplements in combination with other nutrients may help tissue repair.
Gelatin is a protein made from animal products. It contains collagen, one of the materials found in cartilage and bone.
If you are finding it hard to stay motivated in your current workout routine, you may want to kick it up a notch.
Researchers with McMaster University have found that those who are involved in high-intensity workouts actually enjoy their
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 cold weather may make you feel too lazy to exercise. The cloudy skies don't help either. Here are some tips that will help you get your daily exercise this winter.
Sometimes it's hard to get motivated to exercise during the long, cold winter.
Researchers say it's not necessary to be an athlete to lower the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
It is vitally important to stay fit to maintain good health. It appears you don't have to work out nearly as hard as an athlete to gain the health benefits of fitness.
Researchers have determined being in good shape protects you from the health problems which occur when you feel stressed at work.
Stress at work can undermine your performance and your future while also making you feel miserable in your time off.
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.
Exercise not only will burn off excess calorie storage, but may also help release chemicals within the body that keeps fat from forming!
Many, many research studies show the benefits of regular physical activity – not the least of which is helping one reach a healthy weight.
Exercising helps you lose weight and lengthens your life, but doing it the wrong way can be lethal. Here are a few tips to keep your workout safe and healthy.
Exercising keeps your body fit and helps you burn fat if you're trying to lose weight.
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.
A new study by researchers at the University of Aberdeen shows that finding a new exercise companion increased the amount of exercise people did.
Daily exercise is essential to good health in body and mind. It appears that having a good exercise companion is very helpful in encouraging you to get more exercise.
A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has demonstrated there are much higher odds of being in a motor vehicle accident among drivers who are angry and aggressive.
Car accidents are a leading cause of serious injuries and deaths. Safe driving is therefore encouraged to save lives on the road.
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.
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
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.
A new study has shown that people gain more from exercise if they believe the effects from it will be positive.
Exercise generally seems to have a great deal to offer to improve your physical well being and your sense of well being.
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 want to increase your physical activity at work but still be productive? Try a walking meeting.
Many of us with typical office jobs spend a lot of time each day behind a desk.
Two studies out this month re-emphasize how important exercise is for both body and brain.
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!
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?
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
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.
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.
Cardiovascular exercise is a crucial aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Defined as any exercise which incurs an increase in heart rate, examples of cardio include running, cycling, swimming, and exertive sports such as netball or basketball.
In fact, the CDC recommends that adults aged 19 to 64 perform either: 150 minutes of moderate cardiovascular exe