There’s no getting around it, children need physical activity. Years of research have shown that kids should be getting no fewer than 60 minutes of physical exercise each day, yet most aren’t even coming close to that number. Children who partake in one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day are stronger, more confident, and less stressed.
From Dr. Greger’s best selling book, How Not to Die, he centers his recommendations around a Daily Dozen checklist of all the things he tries to fit into his daily routine. Great way to eliminate the bad, and make sure to fit in all the good stuff to stay healthy.
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.