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How Much Exercise Will Lower Chronic Disease Risk?

at least 20 percent is several times the minimum recommended by the World Health Organization, researchers said Wednesday.The same applies to breast and bowel cancer, they reported in a study reviewing 35 years of research on the link between physical exertion -- whether gardening or…

10 Workout Secrets From the Pros

Getting and staying fit can be a challenge. For many of us, it's hard just to get up off the couch. So what's the secret of people who have managed to make exercise a way of life?1. Be ConsistentChase Squires is the first…

This Kind of Exercise May Be the Key to Keeping Muscles Young

One key to keeping muscles young is as close as the nearest gym, researchers say.“High-level” exercise appears to help keep older people’s muscles young at the cellular level, the Canadian study finds.“Exercise is definitely an important contributor to functional performance,” and even non-athletes…

Tips to enjoy vacation without gaining weight

Pack for the planeMost airline meals and snack boxes have more than 1,000 calories! Pack your own snacks or shop the airport for healthier choices. My favorite travel snack is beef jerky and an apple. Jerky is low in calories and fat and the…

12 ways exercising can help you get a job

1. Improves self-confidenceRegular workouts and the physical practice of yoga develop strength of body, mind and spirit. Additionally, meditation and yogic breathing techniques help establish certainty about your inherent value. Improved carriage and self-assurance speaks loudly to prospective employers who are looking for people…

New fitness wristband motivates you via electric shocks

If what you need to meet fitness targets is a device attached to your body that will jolt you with electric shocks, then a new company called Pavlok has just the thing for you.Founder Maneesh Sethi says the fitness-tracking wristband he devised can keep…

High-salt diet may double diabetics' heart disease risk

It's not only sugar that raises alarms for people with diabetes. Eating a high-salt diet may double the risk of developing heart disease in people with diabetes, according to a new study from Japan.For any person, too much salt in the diet can raise…

Foods that keep you hydrated

Staying hydrated during the summer is essential. The “rule of thumb” is to drink at least eight glasses of water or more a day.But if that seems like a lot to swallow, Derek Flanzraich, CEO and founder of Greatist.com, listed a number of great…

Balance between weight loss and blood sugar levels necessary

Maintaining the right balance of carbohydrates and proteins in meals together with right time gap can help in a smooth journey of weight loss and appropriate sugar levels, it has been revealed.‘Weight loss’ and ‘controlling blood sugars’ are two seats of a sea-saw, hence…

Obese and healthy? Maybe not, study says

Can a person be simultaneously obese and healthy?Though some obese individuals may appear otherwise healthy, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates obese people are more likely to have hidden plaque build-up in their arteries compared to…