Burn More Calories without Even Trying

An unexpected benefit of strength training is that you’ll stay more active after you’ve toweled off. A study in Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise found that exercisers who di a toning routine moved up to 48 percent more throughout the day than those who did just cardio. “Building muscle makes things like walking, […]

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Men’s Fitness at Midlife Reduces Risk of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Men, what drives you to keep yourself active and healthy? Is it to look and feel better? Is it for your family’s benefit? Or maybe it’s because you know about the subsequent lowered risk of various health issues both immediately and later in life? If you have not yet found that drive, or if it […]

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September 3, 2015

Here’s How You Can Instantly Rally Your Exercise Energy

I love when I’ve checked off my work out before sunrise. But ask me to hit the treadmill after 6:00 p.m. and I’ll seriously drag. The point is, I’m a crack-of-dawn exerciser, but that isn’t for everyone. In fact, there’s a science to picking the perfect time slot for sweating, and it may dictate whether […]

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August 7, 2015

Get Fit

When it comes to choosing to work out or not, we all fall somewhere on the continuum of people who are driven to move and those who live to lounge.  What dictates your place?  A recent, groundbreaking study at the University of Missouri revealed that a genetic factor affects the taste for exercise.  Researchers found […]

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July 15, 2015

Think Strong, Be Strong

There’s such a thing as fitness self-esteem, and you want it because having this mental strength may help get you a better body, a new study revealed.  When researchers at Texas Women’s University studied a group of 18- to 30-year-old women with similar BMIs who did comparable amounts of weekly exercise, they found that those […]

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June 30, 2015

Men’s Fitness at Midlife Reduces Risk of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Men, what drives you to keep yourself active and healthy? Is it to look and feel better? Is it for your family’s benefit? Or maybe it’s because you know about the subsequent lowered risk of various health issues both immediately and later in life? If you have not yet found that drive, or if it […]

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June 25, 2015

Make Small Adjustments to Improve Your Health

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese and a shocking one-third of our children are. The sad fact is, this leads directly to diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and many kinds of cancer. The reason for this obesity epidemic is simple: Americans are eating more and more of the wrong kinds of foods […]

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June 10, 2015

Inactivity Rates on the Rise

Most recent CDC figures chart dramatic increases More than half of all American women don’t exercise at all, and 43% of men are equally inactive – that according to the recently released results of a study conducted by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The findings, however, are predicated on a survey […]

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June 2, 2015

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Having “The Talk” When Heart Disease Runs in the Family

Boston, MA – When heart disease or stroke runs in a family, it’s important to talk about it with children and other close family members.  The conversation may be hard, but the payoff – better health for all – can be huge, according to the September 2013 Harvard Heart Letter. “Knowing your family history is […]

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May 27, 2015

200,000 Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented

HealthDay News – In 2010, more than 200,000 Americans under 75 died from heart disease and stroke that could have been prevented, health officials stated.  Sadly, more than half of those who died were under 65, according to a new report released by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “As a doctor, I […]

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May 21, 2015