Exercise has had a Goldilocks problem, with experts debating just how much exercise is too little, too much or just the right amount to improve health and longevity. Two new, impressively large-scale studies provide some clarity, suggesting that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect. The studies also found that prolonged or intense exercise is unlikely to be harmful and could add.Read more
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of US adults have obesity—this dietary driven disease kills more than twice as many people as infectious disease. Obesity is a growing problem among people from all walks of life—this is especially true with children since the convenience of technology usage has limited their physical activity, and the availability of overly processed foods, such as pizza, sugary snacks, other fast food, have made children overweight. Physicians have correlated, through recent studies, that obesity.Read more
Are you tired of your typical fitness routine? Have you always thought about participating in an organized race? Check out one of these fun runs in 2015 to get out of your fitness rut.Read more
The Color RunWhere: Cities Nationwide Length: 5k Grab your friends, some white-on-white running gear and get ready to be painted. At every kilometer, runners are spritzed with a new color of paint by volunteers, spectators and staff members to indicate how far they’ve made it in the race. Also known as the “happiest.
Staying active has become one of the most common ways of spending leisure time away from work. This is especially important for those workers who hold sedentary jobs seated seven or more hours a day at a desk or an assembly line. If you don’t get enough exercise in your day-to-day life, chances are you spend as much free time as you can pursuing athletics. Maybe you’ve just broken your leg on a winter holiday in the Alps for a week of skiing or maybe.Read more
Achy joints have a way of slowing people down and for some, provide an excuse to not exercise. However, inactivity can actually be worse for aging (er, achy) joints as movement of any type is better than no movement. Joints contain fluid and movement actually helps to lubricate the joints, making them function more smoothly and helping to counter joint stiffness. In addition, resistance training will help build muscle, which in turns helps with movement of the joints. Here are some guidelines to follow to.Read more