Maybe you’ve seen the long, foam tubes in the gym, but are not sure what the purpose is, or how you use it. Foam rollers are relatively new to the fitness scene and are effective in helping to prevent injuries as well as to recover after a workout. There are many different sizes and styles of foam rollers, but the purpose is the same: to aid in self-myofascial release (a.k.a. self-massage). Foam rolling helps release tension in the muscles and the surrounding tissue known as.Read more
Monthly Archives: May 2019
With marijuana legalization rising, a lot of researchers are investigating the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, recent research suggests that when it comes to brain health, alcohol is more damaging than marijuana. A review of an existing imaging data, known to show the effects of alcohol and marijuana on the brain, was conducted by Scientist at the University of Colorado Boulder. The results linked alcohol consumption with continuing changes to the structure of white matter and grey matter in the brain, while the use of marijuana.Read more
Even a busy job may not provide enough exercise to meet current activity recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to a study reported at the EuroPRevent congress in Lisbon.
Dr Eleanor McIntyre from the Galway University Hospital in Ireland said that the workplace -- where most adults spend around 60% of their waking hours -- "represents a significant domain where short bouts of physical activity can be accrued and counted towards the recommended guidelines" for CVD prevention. However, results from this small.Read more
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a crucial risk factor for heart disease and the leading cause of death in the United States. However, a new study has found out two classes of medication that are generally used to lower blood pressure could offer a death risk all on their own. At Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, UT, the Scientists found that those with hypertension, who used alpha blockers and alpha-2 agonists to manage their blood pressure, showed a rise in blood.Read more
When it comes to staying healthy, the advice is endless - drink more water, exercise more, take your vitamins, eat oily fish, drink more coffee, drink less coffee. But a new study appears to simplify the key to long-term health; it suggests that by replacing 1 hour of sitting each day with walking, we can decrease our chance of early death by 12-14%. The study, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, was conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney in.Read more