Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category
Stock up on these healthy foods to make countless healthy, portable snacks that are delicious and good for you. Plus, these foods are proven disease fighters, energy boosters, and heart helpers so you can snack your way to better health.
Disease Fighters: Fruits and Veggies
Munch on blueberries, apples, peppers, and spinach, which are linked to a [...]
In: Fitness, Health, Nutrition
Race season has started! After a long-distance run you need to take the necessary steps to recover and take care of that body. Read on for a few tips:
•Give your bod a break. After being pushed to its limits, your body is in need of some serious rest and relaxation. As soon as you can [...]
A new paper by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) suggests that positive psychological well-being may reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other adverse cardiovascular events.
Many previous studies have shown that negative mental states, like depression, anger and hostility, can be harmful to heart health. But the new report — [...]
Body weight, like so many of our individual characteristics, is the combined result of the genes we’re born with and the way we live our lives — how much and what we eat, and whether we exercise. The question is, how much does one influence the other?
In a new study, reported at the American Heart [...]
Want to get a great workout in a short amount of time and burn up to 1,000 calories per hour? Pick up one of your oldest childhood “toys”–a jump rope!
Remember the endless hours you spent jumping rope with friends around your neighborhood or on the playground at school? Well, I recently picked up rope jumping [...]
Moving the body demands a lot from the brain. Exercise activates countless neurons, which generate, receive and interpret repeated, rapid-fire messages from the nervous system, coordinating muscle contractions, vision, balance, organ function and all of the complex interactions of bodily systems that allow you to take one step, then another.
This increase in brain activity naturally [...]
In: Fitness, Health, Industry News
Are you working out and still not seeing the results you want? There are so many factors that come into play when striving to be healthy, lose weight and/or tone up. Don’t throw in the towel just yet…I stumbled upon a great article from SparkPeople that highlights eight reasons that could be to blame for [...]
Even if all you do today is sit on the couch, your body is still using calories—how many is determined by your resting metabolic rate (RMR). Whether your RMR burns high or low “depends on your age, body composition and gender,” says Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Ph.D., professor of movement science at Grand Valley State University. [...]
You’re quite a piece of work. No, we mean it: Among its valuable parts, your body contains more than 200 bones, 600 muscles, 22 feet of intestines, dozens of organs, and nearly 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Heck, just one of your eyes contains more than 15 working parts. But of all your bits and [...]
Nausea. Seeing stars. Sucking wind. This is how you know you’re doing a Tabata workout correctly. At first glance you may wonder why anyone would intentionally do this to themselves, but there’s a reason this type of high-intensity interval training is becoming the go-to workout not just for athletes, but even celebs like Kyra Sedgewick. [...]