To boost their heart health in the gym, most exercisers assume they need to run, bike, swim or otherwise get their heart rate up – and the longer, the better, right? After all, it’s called “cardiovascular” exercise for a reason. But, not to impugn the heart-health benefits of cardiovascular exercise, for those people who hate […]
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Hear the word “microwave,” and you’re more likely to think of that miracle box in your kitchen than the radiation for which it’s named.
Feeling stiff? Achy? Can’t move quite like you used to? You’ve likely got one – or more – tight muscles to blame. And while the reasons why any one muscle can wind up tight, shortened and sore are plentiful, the biggest, most common culprit is sitting … typically while on a computer or other gadget. […]
Is sugar really addictive? Experts explain how to kick the cravings for good. You just want something sweet. OK, you need something sweet. Some of us just have some really strong sugar cravings at times (or maybe all the time). And with added sugar in everything from cookies and salad dressings to hamburgers, it’s no […]
At extremes, cardio can contribute to cardiac plaque, irregular heartbeats and heart disease. When it comes to boosting your heart health, you can’t do much better than cardio. (Hence the name “cardio.”) In fact, when Duke University researchers compared the effects of various eight-month-long exercise programs on men and women’s cardiovascular health, they concluded that, […]
Creating healthy habits is the key to lasting weight loss.
Weight-loss experts share how to keep your body comp on track. Easier isn’t always better. Never has this been more true than with body mass index, or BMI. A measure that takes into account one’s height and weight, body mass index has been used since the 1800s as an easy way to estimate body composition […]
Research reveals what your step (and exercise) goals should be. Forget calories, heartbeats or even weight on the scale. For a lot of people, fitness is all about steps per day: Haven’t hit your 10,000-step goal for the day? Then you better walk laps around the house before the clock strikes midnight. If you can […]