The numerous benefits of exercise are well known throughout the general public and health conscious individuals alike, but new research reveals just how impacting exercise can be on your body. In addition to slashing your cancer and heart disease risk dramatically, exercise has been found to actually change your DNA — in as little as a few minutes. Research reported in the March issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, shows that you can alter your DNA simply by taking the initiative to perform simple exercise.
Not only is stress arguably more prevalent than ever before given the current circumstances of the modern world, but the detrimental effects of stress on your body are certainly now more understood than ever. With research indicating that high stress levels can actually increase your risk of premature death by a staggering 50%, it is apparent that stress is perhaps a leading killer in the general public and it is now more necessary than ever to de-stress. Here are 3 ways to naturally combat stress.
Building stamina requires time and practice, and the payoffs are worth the efforts. Good stamina is key to getting the most out of your training sessions and enjoying your life. For instance, if you can’t sustain running—or any other cardiovascular training—for more than 20 minutes, then you’re probably not benefiting from the training and may be actually wasting your time and energy.
After analyzing 14 studies, researchers have determined that schoolchildren can boost their academic performance simply by partaking in physical activity. It is well known that exercising is key for maintaining quality health, but now parents may encourage children from a young age to involve themselves with some form of physical activity to boost brain power. By teaching children from a young age that movement is important, we will be setting the groundwork for a future full of physical activity.
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.