Exercise

Running With a Friend Can Add Smiles to Your Miles

It’s 5:30 a.m., your alarm clock’s wailing, and you’re making a valiant effort to get yourself up and out on the roads. Rather than turning the alarm off and getting out of bed, you inexplicably hit the snooze button. Well, as they say: if you snooze, you lose. Several hours earlier you'd vowed to run at least eight miles this morning (the goal had been six miles . . . but that was before you'd...

The Five Tibetan Rites

For centuries humans have struggled with their mortality, seeking a fountain of youth. Remember the Spanish explorer of the New World, Ponce deLeon? He believed in a literal fountain of youth and died seeking it. Well, it turns out he was looking in the wrong part of the world. Just within the last half century, an exercise regimen has come out of Tibet whose proponents claim can rejuvenate us...

Skin Disorders for Indoor Exercise

Skin Disorders for Indoor Exercise Healing the skin and keeping it healthy are important to prevent further damage and enhance quality of life. Developing and sticking with a daily skin care routine is critical to preventing flares. Tanning also is responsible for chronic sun damage including wrinkles, leathery skin texture, and mottling or “age spots” (really “sun” spots). Actually, there’s no such thing as a healthy tan; a tan...

Effect of Exercise on Heart

Effect of Exercise on Heart Frequent and regular physical exercise is an important component in the prevention of some of the diseases of affluence such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Exercises are generally grouped into three types depending on the overall effect they have on the human body: Flexibility exercises such as stretching improve the range of motion of muscles and joints...

Physical Activity (Warm UP) for Healthy Heart

Physical Activity (Warm UP) for Healthy Heart A warm up generally consists of a gradual increase in intensity in physical activity. For example, before running or playing an intense sport one might slowly jog to warm muscles and increase heart rate. It is important that warm ups should be specific to the exercise that will follow, which means that exercises should prepare the muscles to be used and to activate the energy systems that are...

Stretching Before Exercise Increase Joint Strength

Stretching Before Exercise Increase Joint Strength Short-duration stretching before exercise temporarily improves range of joint motion and doesn't weaken muscles, says new research that fuels the debate about whether stretching before exercise reduces muscle strength and performance. In this study, moderately active, non-athlete participants did two, four and eight-minute sessions of lower leg and ankle stretching. The participants' exercise...

Consistent High Physical Activity is More Effective for Losing Weight

Consistent High Physical Activity is More Effective for Losing Weight "If U.S. citizens put in 30 minutes of aerobic activity five times a week it would cut the amount of chronic diseases and health costs by almost half. That's how powerful physical fitness is," says Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., assistant clinical professor of medicine . Obesity poses one of the greatest public health challenges for the 21st century, with particularly alarming trends in several...

To Keep Fit / Balance Older People Should Not Discontinue Physical Activity Even After Retirement

To Keep Fit / Balance Older People Should Not Discontinue Physical Activity Even Estimates indicate that nearly 250,000 deaths per year in the US -- about 12 percent of total deaths -- are due to a lack of regular physical activity. Surveys show that only 22 percent of American adults get enough leisure-time exercise to achieve cardiovascular fitness. Exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. Exercising causes the body to produce endorphins, chemicals...

Exercise for Older People

Exercise for Older People Studies continue to show that it is never too late to start exercising. At any age, even small improvements in physical fitness and activity (such as walking regularly) can prolong life and independent living. Still, about half of Americans over 60 describe themselves as sedentary. According to a 2004 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12% of people aged 65-75...

Flexibility or Stretching ,a Method of Exercise

Flexibility or Stretching ,a Method of Exercise The sweat experts divide exercise into three general categories: Aerobic (also called endurance). Strength (also called resistance). Flexibility(Also called stretching) A balanced program should include all three. (Speed training is also a major category, but is generally practiced only by competitive athletes.) A few simple rules are helpful as you develop your own routine. Don't eat...

Strength or Resistance, a Method of Exercise

Strength or Resistance, a Method of Exercise The sweat experts divide exercise into three general categories: Aerobic (also called endurance). Strength (also called resistance). Flexibility(Also called stretching A balanced program should include all three. (Speed training is also a major category, but is generally practiced only by competitive athletes.) A few simple rules are helpful as you develop your own routine. Don't eat for...

Aerobic or Endurance , an Exercise Method

Aerobic or Endurance , an Exercise Method The sweat experts divide exercise into three general categories: Aerobic (also called endurance). Strength (also called resistance). Flexibility(Also called stretching A balanced program should include all three.Speed training is also a major category, but is generally practiced only by competitive athletes. A few simple rules are helpful as you develop your own routine. Don't eat for...

Exercise Tips Whatever Need to Know for Beginners

Exercise Tips Whatever Need to Know for Beginners Exercising helps people reduce their weight, maintain weight loss, and fight obesity. Research has shown that women who regularly exercise but do not change their diet can lose significantly more weight than less active women. Thirty minutes of moderate-intensity exercise may be adequate to maintain cardiovascular health, but it might not prevent weight gain. Recommendations published in 2003...