Fitness Matters

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.
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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.
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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.
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If you're worried about strength training being detrimental to your children's growth don't be! Studies have shown that kids as young as six years old can lift weights without any negative effects. The key is proper technique and supervision from a qualified coach. Here are 5 benefits of lifting weights for kids/teens you shouldn't ignore:  
  1. Increased strength
  2. Improved body composition
  3. Strong Bones
  4. Improved mental health
  5. Greater self-confidence
  Credit for the Article: Marcus Borg.
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The Men’s Health Challenge: UK Politicians show off their new and improved bodies

Politics can be a jungle and while we don’t necessarily agree with our public servants all the time, we can all admire those who take the time to get fit. As President Barrack Obama once said, exercise is the best way for the mind and body to have harmony so it’s very refreshing to see leaders shape up in order to be able to lead well. Read more
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