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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Toxic Chemicals in Your Yoga Pants?

While daily moderate exercise contributes to good health and has been found to lower the risk of cancer recurrence by up to 50 percent, did you know that your favorite yoga pants could be making you and everyone else sick?

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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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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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New Study: Riding Your Bike To Work Can Cut Cancer, Heart Disease Risk By Almost Half

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.

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Is Exercise Socially Contagious?

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?

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Just How Much Should You Exercise?

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?

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