A recent meta-analysis has found that exercise is just as effective as drugs at preventing death caused by numerous diseases such as heart disease and stroke.
Researchers with the Karolinska Institutet of Sweden found that spinach could help develop muscle strength and fitness levels. Their study found the organic nitrate found naturally in spinach could provide such benefits in as little as three days.
Men’s fitness magazines are touting nitric oxide supplements as the way to lift heavier and even to prevent erectile dysfunction, but these supplements aren’t the safest on the market. Thankfully, there are far safer and natural ways to boost nitric oxide for a better workout, sex, and heart health.
If you’re trying to kick the nicotine habit, you’ve got to have some support. This support can come from being accountable to friends and family, eating the right foods to fight cravings, or something like meditation. Interestingly, exercise is often touted as a way to reduce nicotine cravings too, but researchers say the effects of exercise on smoking are complex.
Regular exercise could be a natural and effective way to help treat diabetes. A study conducted with diabetic Hispanic men and women undergoing a strength training routine found that within 16 weeks there was dramatic improvement with their sugar control.
We know walking is good for our health – duh! The benefits of walking are numerous, with the activity helping to extend life, reduce stroke, prevent heart attacks, and improve overall wellness. In addition, a joint study conducted by the University of California at San Francisco and the Harvard School of Public Health reports a connection between brisk walking and a lowered risk of prostate cancer advancement.
In our inactive society, most people simply aren’t exercising enough to support their own health. However, contrary to what some people may think, findings show that just 15 minutes of daily exercise can increase life expectancy by 3 years while cutting your risk of “all-cause” death rates by 14%. This is good news for many who claim not to have enough time to exercise.
There is even more good news for those who exercise, and especially for those building muscle mass. Research has indicated that bulking up a bit may help protect against insulin resistance while slashing your risk of developing type-2 diabetes. While pumping iron may not be everyone’s activity of choice, a little strength training goes a long way when it comes to boosting metabolism, building muscle, and increasing overall quality of health.
Everyone knows that becoming fit and exercising regularly has everlasting positive effects on the body and even the mind. Research has even revealed that just a few minutes of exercise is powerful enough to alter your DNA (in a good way). But one key exercise-related topic no one seems to be talking about is balance – something that gradually diminishes as you age. Being able to balance could save you later in life.