Mon Jan 22 2018

Category: Exercise / Fitness

How Much Walking Is Considered Moderate Exercise?

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Sports Medicine

How much walking is moderate exercise?  People should be walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes to get meaningful exercise from walking.  That's what researchers found and wrote in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  The research was actually done at San Diego State University.  This translates to 100 steps per minute.  Researchers studied men and [&hellip

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An Overview of the Mediterranean Diet

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks

People often refer to the Mediterranean diet as an important choice as a healthy diet, but what foods are included in this diet?  Plant-based foods play a major role in the Mediterranean diet.  Vegetables, nuts, and potatoes are important as well as fish and poultry.  A key part of the diet is reducing the amount [&hellip

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Exercise Improves Cognitive Function

Posted in Brain / Memory, Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Exercise / Fitness, Geriatric Health, Mental Health

It is a commonly held belief that regular exercise helps you think more clearly and may help offset memory problems down the road.  But does exercise really have that dramatic of an effect?  You'll be happy to hear the answer is yes.  Researchers looked at the role of exercise in men and women over 50 [&hellip

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Should You Weightlift When You’re a Teenager?

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Women's Health

One of the questions is, "Should you weightlift when you're a teenager?"  My feeling is you can weightlift, but you've got to go with repetition and low, light weights.  I think that's important.  Repetition is key at this age.  Multiple types of lifting back and forth is good for you, but if you overdo it, [&hellip

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When to Stop Exercising

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, Women's Health

When is the best time to stop exercising?  I really believe when you feel tired.  If you're older and you're someone who hasn't exercised, I think you need to get checked out first to make sure you're eligible to exercise and that your heart is ready for it.  But, if you're someone who is younger [&hellip

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Can You Exercise During Pregnancy?

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Women's Health

Can you exercise when you're pregnant?  Absolutely, you can exercise when you're pregnant.  I think the big thing to realize when you're pregnant, though, is you shouldn't do much more than you were doing before you were pregnant.  I always suggest you talk with your doctor, especially during pregnancy.  It's one of those times where [&hellip

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Preventing Osteoporosis Early in Life

Posted in Ache / Pain, Arthritis, Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks, Musculoskeletal, Smoking, Vitamins & Supplements

Osteoporosis is a serious health problem.  The thing about osteoporosis that you have to understand is that it is a debilitating problem that can occur over time, but there are ways to prevent it.  For instance, if you exercise when you're young, if you take calcium, drink milk and do things to fortify bone, if [&hellip

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Trendy vs. Tried and True Health Ideas

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Lifestyle

There are trendy health ideas out there.  Certainly, they gain a lot of attention, but what you need to do is look at tried and true health ideas; the ones that have stood the test of time.   It is these ideas that definitely really help you out when you're trying to worry about different [&hellip

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Obesity and Increased Risk of Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Lifestyle

There is no doubt diabetes is becoming a serious health problem in this country and one of the reasons is the growing number of people who are obese.  Obesity and weight problems lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.  One of the things that I think is most important when you think about [&hellip

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Poor Lifestyle Choices and Heart Disease

Posted in Anxiety / Depression / Stress, Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks, Heart Health, Lifestyle, Smoking

Heart disease cannot be underestimated as a major health problem.  Obviously, we all know about the seriousness of heart disease, but one of the things many people don't realize is the slow, insidious path that leads to it; poor diet, lack of exercise, not able to handle stress, cigarette smoking, lifestyle issues that can put [&hellip

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