Exercise / Fitness

  • walking

5 AMAZING health benefits of walking

By |November 10th, 2015|

Physical activity has shown to be associated with reduced risks of coronary heart disease and stroke.  Studies have also suggested that physical activity is associated with heart failure development.  So the next time you have a check-up, don’t […]

  • walking

Walking – and its 5 awesome health benefits

By |October 15th, 2015|

Physical activity has shown to be associated with reduced risks of coronary heart disease and stroke.  Studies have also suggested that physical activity is associated with heart failure development.  So the next time you have a check-up, don’t […]

  • exercise

How much exercise do you NEED?

By |October 2nd, 2015|

Physical activity has shown to be associated with reduced risks of coronary heart disease and stroke. Studies have also suggested that physical activity is associated with heart failure development.
Aim
This study investigated if total physical activity, as well as […]

  • pain

Got pain? You’re not alone!

By |September 28th, 2015|

» Importance
Pain can be described as a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body.  Because pain is a complex and subjective phenomenon, an adequate definition is difficult to develop.  The International Association for the Study of Pain’s widely […]

  • obesity

Obesity will soon overtake smoking as principal cause of cancer

By |September 14th, 2015|

Sadly … America, and many other parts of the world, is simply getting TOO fat.  I was having dinner with a friend last week at a popular hamburger restaurant franchise with the slogan of “World’s Greatest Hamburgers”.  All […]

  • body mass index

Underweight? Overweight? Obese? Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) today!

By |August 21st, 2015|

? The Obesity Epidemic
As most of us are aware, the obesity problem in America (and many other countries as well) is truly a problem of ‘epic proportions’ (no pun intended).  To understand the true size of the American obesity […]

  • beet juice

Beet juice? Nitrates shown to improve exercise endurance

By |July 28th, 2015|

Beet juice and nitrates have been gaining more and more attention for their ability to improve athletic performance and reduce blood pressure.  It has been well-documented that a diet rich in vegetables can improve cardiovascular health, due to […]

  • burn fat

Burn fat more effectively by exercising early in the morning

By |July 21st, 2015|

? BURN FAT EARLY
Some of us could stand to lose a few pounds … perhaps even more than a few.  But to burn fat and lose weight successfully, it always seems like an uphill battle.  Eating healthy and getting the proper […]

Like a good sweat? Sauna bathing is good for the heart

By |July 16th, 2015|

Who doesn’t enjoy a good refreshing sweat session in a sauna?  Although the exact mechanism is unclear, a recent study showed that sauna bathing was associated with a significant reduced risk of sudden cardiac arrest (resulting in death), fatal […]

Running too fast could be as lethal as not running at all

By |July 13th, 2015|

A new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, shows that running too much can be just as unhealthy as not being active at all. People who push their bodies too hard may essentially […]