Exercise

How Often Should You Lift Weights for Optimum Heart Health?

There’s a reason we’re always touting the benefits of weightlifting. Not only does it make you feel good and look good, but it’s a sure-fire way to ironclad your cardiac health. Just two sets of bench presses can slash heart attack risk by 70 per cent.

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Why Children Should Be Getting At Least 60 Min Of Physical Activity Every Day

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.

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VIDEO: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Checklist

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.

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Surprising Research Finds That Yoga, Meditation Literally Repair DNA To Eliminate Disease And Depression

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.

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Teens Exercise Levels Alarmingly Low, Get As Little Exercise as 60 Year Olds

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.

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Sitting Is the New Smoking

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.

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Is Your Sugary Sports Energy Drink Pointless?

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.

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