In our society, physical labor is diminished, due to a more psychologically and emotionally demanding lifestyle. This increases your risk for adverse health risks, as your busy schedule may leave little room for exercise. The good news is that quality exercise can be performed in as little as 15 minutes, and it can actually be much more effective than slaving away at the gym for hours.
A sedentary lifestyle is actually so detrimental to your health that it could be viewed as one of the almighty health-destroyers. Coupled with high stress levels, a lifestyle full of inactivity is a great way to hasten the process of declining health, ultimately leading to an early death. In our current society, physical labor has been overtaken by predominantly intellectual tasks. This new lifestyle, however, may be drastically increasing your risk for adverse health risks.
Going from being overweight and sedentary to being a true runner is really difficult. In fact, most beginners, overweight or not, can’t make it to the 2nd week of training. They either give up or jump on another fitness program. Regardless, starting running—or any other training program—the right way is the recipe for long term success. Here are the 2 steps you need to make to start running the right way so you can get the most out of your training program while steering clear of injury and setbacks.
Need more motivation to supercharge your new years resolution in order to keep up with your new workout routine? New research has found that physical exercise can actually boost your brainpower, leading to higher grades and test scores in children who routinely participate in some form of exercise. This is in addition to the powerful anti-cancer benefits of routine physical exercise.
Although widely known, new research shows how excessive amounts of television watching combined with a sedentary lifestyle is a sure recipe for depression. Unfortunately, these are the very activities that generally describe the typical American lifestyle, excluding poor nutrition and pharmaceutical dependency.
Are you increasing your risk of death by living a sedentary lifestyle? In our society, the physical labors are sometimes greatly diminished due to the psychologically and emotionally demanding lives we lead. This emotionally and psychologically demanding lifestyle, however, seems to be increasing the risk for adverse health risks.
As we age, our bodies go through what is considered to be a natural, continuous transformation known as degeneration. Eyesight suffers, hormone production drops, metabolism slows, and many other things occur with old age. What people also experience is sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass with age.
Pinpointing one exercise as the single best exercise is impossible. If you were to choose one single exercise and deem it best, you would be essentially condensing the entire field of exercise science. But there is one exercise that can be superb for both weight control and mindful relaxation.
A new study including several hundred thousand participants has found that just 15 minutes per day of exercise can extend your lifespan by up to 3 years. The study, published in the journal Lancet, highlights the extreme benefits of a natural health lifestyle.
There are certain things someone should know when reaching for the physique of a Greek god. Too often, people neglect certain muscle groups and over-train others, which results in injury and imbalance. In addition, the challenges of plateaus (a halt in progress) are also faced all too often. The best way to to avoid as many roadblocks as possible when on the path to sculpted physique is to pinpoint the weak spots and create total balance within muscle groups.
Aerobic exercise not only has amazing fat loss and cancer prevention benefits, but new research has found that it is also effective in preventing your risk of dementia and preserving your brain health. Any physical fitness that gets your heart pumping faster not only prevents your risk of developing dementia, but also slows its progression if you already have the disease.
Studies have shown that exercise is an excellent way to prevent cancer, but what about if you are already suffering from cancer? New research suggests that virtually all cancer patients should be exercising for a period of 2 1/2 hours per week.
Exercise is one of the simplest ways to slash your risk of disease, improve your mood, your energy levels, and provide relief from anxiety and depression. Even a little exercise each day goes a long way. Small amounts of aerobic exercise can help lower coronary heart disease risk, according to a study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association.
Danish researchers took a group of sedentary, overweight men and women and over 18 months trained them to run a marathon. The findings were very telling. Of the men, there was an average weight loss of something like a few pounds but the women in the study averaged no change to their weight. Imagine running 26.2 miles (42km) and not losing anything? This is consistent with my own experience.
Heart disease, strokes, and other serious health conditions that affect the circulatory system or brain have long been thought to contribute to an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a new study suggests that even relatively minor health problems seemingly unrelated to the mind—such as how well dentures fit—may affect a person’s risk as well. Researchers in Canada analyzed data on 7,239 older people who periodically filled out detailed questionnaires about their overall health.
Why does exercise make us happy and calm? Almost everyone agrees that it generally does, a conclusion supported by research. A survey by Norwegian researchers published this month, for instance, found that those who engaged in any exercise, even a small amount, reported improved mental health compared with Norwegians who, despite the tempting nearness of mountains and fjords, never got out and exercised.
Believing popular misconceptions can keep you from taking the right course of action to reach your goals, says Julia Valentour, MS, program coordinator and media spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise. Blaming a plateau (or a gain) on any of these half-truths will keep you stuck in your rut and derail your motivation. Here, 10 of the most pervasive diet-related rumors and the real scoop on how to hit your goal weight for good.