Exercise: 7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than old-fashioned exercise.
The merits of regular physical activity — from preventing chronic health conditions to promoting weight loss and better sleep — are hard to ignore. And the benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing? Check out seven specific ways exercise can improve your life.
Excessive Health Pressures Affect Cardio Health of Women
By Piyush Diwan | www.topnews.in
Earlier many studies supported that stress at work increases the cardio health of men but a new study reveals that high pressure jobs also put young women at the risk of heart diseases.
Which Burns More Calories: Cardio vs. Strength Training
Cardio has always been my go-to type of exercise when it comes to burning calories. Although going for a bike ride or jog does burn major calories, a recent study from the University of Southern Maine shows that weight training may offer more bang for your buck in the calorie-burning department than cardio.
FOR YOUR HEALTH: Cross Training a Great Way to Get in Shape, While Saving your Joints
By Mike Szvetitz | www2.oanow.com
Cross training makes workouts more interesting, helps you see and maintain results more effectively, and doesn’t stress your joints as heavily.
If you had cross-trained instead of running every day in the past, your joints might be in better condition today.
Calcium Scoring Helps Predict Cardio Events
By Todd Neale | www.medpagetoday.com
Adding a measure of coronary artery calcification to traditional risk factors significantly improved the prediction of coronary heart disease events in asymptomatic patients, researchers found.
The addition of a calcium score, obtained with a chest CT scan, increased the area under the receiver operating characteristics curve from 0.76 to 0.81 (P<0.001), according to Philip Greenland, MD, of Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues.
Aerobics Courses Foster Healthy, Positive Outlook
By Asia Camagong | www.accentadvocate.com
As a 79-year-old with pre-diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure, most people of his age and condition at this time would often find themselves “unable to get around,” he said.
Yet, despite the circumstance, Fred Furuta has more heart to exercise toward maintaining a healthier lifestyle than one would expect.
Focus on Yourself
Dr. Sheela Nambiar | www.hindu.com
Get in Pool for Workout
By Robert Horne | www.cherokeescout.com
On Friday afternoon, we actually jumped into the pool at the Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Center to try out an exercise class that I had been dreading – water aerobics.
For Ultimate Workout, Many Turning to Cardio Tennis
By Marjie Gilliam | www.daytondailynews.com
Americans spend billions of dollars a year searching for the ultimate workout that will help them shed those unwanted pounds.
Cardio tennis is a popular, fun, group activity that combines tennis with a high-energy cardiovascular workout. Developed by former Tennis Industry Association president, Jim Baugh, in conjunction with the United States Tennis Association and tennis teaching professionals, cardio tennis is for all fitness levels.
Lose weight, Relax with Water Exercises
Warm weather. Longer days. Quiet nights. Pool time!
Dr. Jane Katz, 67, is the author of Your Water Workout! (Broadway, $17.95) and a 1964 U.S. Olympic swim team member.