Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
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The Role of Exercise in Older Driver Safety Studies have shown that aerobic exercise alone can improve overall brain function (particularly memory) and can even increase brain volume in older adults. The effects of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and a host of other conditions can certainly be ... 01/30/2015 - 6:45 am | View Link
Exercise for your good heart health From a heart health perspective, aerobic exercise is better. It allows your heart rate to increase gently and teaches your heart how to take on increasing demand. This trains your heart to warm up, perform the exercise and then go back to its normal state. 01/26/2015 - 12:05 pm | View Link
Too Much Sitting Is Killing You (Even If You Exercise) Sitting for too long was tied to a 91 percent increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, and about a 13 and 14 percent increase in the risk of being diagnosed with cancer or heart problems during the studies, respectively. Among studies that looked at ... 01/22/2015 - 8:07 am | View Link
Exercise and Physical Fitness: MedlinePlus Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help Control your weight Lower your risk of heart disease Lower your ... 01/29/2015 - 11:52 am | View Website
Fitness & Exercise Running, walking, gardening – it’s all good. Regardless of what you do, regular exercise and physical activity is the path to health and well-being. Exercise ... 01/28/2015 - 5:58 pm | View Website
Heart rate Heart rate, or heart pulse, is the speed of the heartbeat measured by the number of poundings of the heart per unit of time — typically beats per minute (bpm). 01/28/2015 - 12:36 pm | View Website
Peak Fitness Exercise Benefits | Phil Campbell Interview Phil Campbell talks about the benefits of Peak Fitness exercises and how they boost your human growth hormone production. 01/27/2015 - 11:15 pm | View Website
Physical exercise Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons, including ... 01/27/2015 - 2:03 pm | View Website
Even if the term "Deflategate" means nothing to you or you would much rather tune into the second annual Kitten Bowl, chances are you'll be spending at least a little time in front of the TV on Super Bowl Sunday.
Between the pizza, wings, beer, nachos and more that's likely to be on the menu, the Calorie Control Council estimates that average Super Bowl snacking could easily add up to around 2,400 calories -- more than many people need in an entire day.
But you don't have to let the big game undo all your hard work to be healthy the rest of the week.