Balancing activities like Tai Chi, yoga and meditation are touted for their ability to promote a sense of well-being and reduce stress, but is there more to it than meets the eye? While these exercises are known for being great ways to relax, new research has shown that their benefits extend far past the ephemeral.
A new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore looked at more than 12,500 people’s exercise habits by having them wear fitness trackers for a week. When they separated that data by age, they found something alarming about teenagers.
You may have heard the statement “Sitting is the New Smoking.” When I first heard this saying, I thought it was crazy. Sitting is NOT like smoking. But recently, I looked more into it, and it completely changed my outlook on one aspect of health that most people neglect. Here’s the problem.
According to experts at The American Chemical Society, the popular sports and energy drinks may be a waste of money for anything less than marathon runners and add the same calories you just burned. Water alone should hydrate us after a 30 minute workout.
During a major 5 year study by the University of Glasgow, Scotland, researchers studying the health of more than 250,000 people, compared the health of people who actively commuted to work with people who mostly used public transport or a car. The authors found significant improvements in health and longevity among the cyclists.
When it comes to exercise, you may want to keep your friends close. A new study published in Nature Communications revealed that exercise is socially contagious, observing that exercise data shared on social networks influenced the exercise habits of people who saw them. Are you influenced?
Physical fitness authorities seem to have fallen into the same trap as the nutrition authorities, recommending what they think may be achievable, rather than what the science says. So how much should we exercise for best health?