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
A strong, toned lower half not only turns heads, but it also boosts your performance in nearly every activity, from running errands to running marathons. This four-move plyometrics workout for your legs and butt is designed to be done anywhere and doesn’t require any equipment. But wait. What’s plyometrics again? Plyometrics is a style of exercise based on the idea that explosive movements performed in short intervals of time can add up to big gains in terms of speed and.Read more
After all the holidays have passed, most of us might experience a little guilt or regret after eating all those yummy deserts and buttered rolls. No worries! Now is the perfect time to make a resolution to GET in shape and STAY in shape. Most of us have no problem starting an exercise regimen, but very few of us have the discipline or drive to make it a lifetime habit. Here are a few tips to help you do just that: Get Motivated! At times, we.Read more
There are many things in life that you don’t have control over. For example, you may not be able to obtain the job you really want or the pay you feel you deserve. Or you can’t control traffic or other people’s actions on the road. But there is one thing most of us do have control over- our health. Aside from some genetic conditions which we cannot control, most sickness and disease such as hypertension, obesity, heart disease and stroke can be prevented. And you.Read more
Our society revolves around staying young and beautiful, but it doesn’t mean you’re already in the grave just because you’re getting older. This is a new period of your life to look forward to as it brings the experience and wisdom youth lacks. So you shouldn’t let your age get you down or stop you from setting new goals and achieving them. This is especially true when it comes to working out. Staying in shape benefits both your image and health, especially as you.Read more