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Exercise and Fitness

Weekend Weight Loss Warriors: Now Scientists Say It's Okay

Jan 9 2017 - 10:43pm
Weekend 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.

Can Being Obese Biochemically Stop You From Exercising?

Dec 31 2016 - 9:51pm
Being Obese

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.

Why It May Be Hard to Stick to an Exercise Habit

Dec 30 2016 - 1:02pm

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?

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.