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Fall fitness: 3 ways to keep going strong
To Your Health
Despite unusually high temperatures in some parts of the country, October is right around the corner and the fall season is officially upon us. While the bitter chill of winter is still a few months away, fall brings shorter days, colder temperatures and rain/snow, depending on where you live; all factors that tend to keep many people indoors (and under the covers), rather than outdoors enjoying the fresh air and opportunity to exercise.
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Steps, time, distance: However measured, walking can reach health goals
Los Angeles Times
At a time when many Americans spend their days exercising nothing but their thumbs to exhaustion, others have grown obsessed with steps. Each footfall, from getting the mail to getting in a run, is tracked on the way to 10,000 — a not-so-magic number that's been turned into a fitness grail. Ten thousand steps is about five miles, depending on the stride, a distance that seems shorter when you start adding in every step from waking to sleeping. Still, many people barely log 3,000 steps per day.
How to balance running and strength training to avoid injury
When you go for a hard run, are you building or damaging muscles? The answer may not be obvious because we know our muscles are working hard to propel us down the road or track. And we know that our legs look more toned after months of serious run training. But the reality is that after a really hard session, say 10 x 400 meters with 45 to 60 seconds recovery, you've actually caused micro-tears in your muscles. These tears occur at the cellular level, and if you were to go to the doctor and give a urine sample several hours after a hard workout, you'd see an increase of protein in your urine.
Mindful eating: Practical tips to get you started
Dr. Shahla Khan
When you practice mindful eating, you will begin to notice artificial flavors and additives that are present in many of our foods. Hopefully, you will develop a preference for real, natural unprocessed food, which of course is a very healthy way of eating. Remember mindful eating takes practice. Over time you will develop a healthy relationship with the food that you choose to consume through the practice of mindful eating. Here are a few practical tips to get started.
New research supports intentional weight loss for older adults
The medical community touts the importance of not carrying excess weight, but that has not always been the message delivered to older adults. Weight loss has been discouraged among older adults, partly because of health concerns over inadvertent reductions in muscle and bone mass, which is known to accompany overall weight loss.
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Weight-loss fads can be bad for your health
Los Angeles Times
There's something about fall — with its back-to-school, new-start feeling — that compels many of us to revisit our plans to diet, and sometimes those plans involve fads. Even celebrities who can afford the best personal trainers, nutritionists, doctors, therapists and private chefs are susceptible to diet gimmicks. And when "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence says that by Hollywood standards she's "obese," something's wrong.
Food purveyors find eager audiences at gyms
The Washington Post
Mike Peterson, the farm manager for Mount Vernon Grassfed, isn't exactly sure what happens during a workout at District CrossFit in Sperryville, Va. But whatever those folks are doing, they're working up quite an appetite. Over the past few months, farm began dropping off regular deliveries of sirloin steak, lamb shanks, pork belly and other cuts of meat, members of District CrossFit's facility have become Peterson's best customers. The reason: CrossFit athletes are gung-ho about the paleo diet, which attempts to mimic what cavemen ate.
VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS
Vitamin D alone doesn't boost bone health
Calcium supplements improve bone health in postmenopausal women, but vitamin D supplements provide no benefit in women with normal vitamin D levels, a new study finds.
"These findings suggest that vitamin D supplements over the recommended dietary allowance do not protect bone health, whereas calcium supplements do have an effect," study lead author Dr. John Aloia, of Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., said in a news release from the Endocrine Society.
Infographic: Dietary supplements for smart prevention
Dietary supplement regimens may save hundreds of millions of dollars — and in some cases billions — of healthcare savings by reducing the number of disease-associated medical events, says a new report, but what do those numbers look like?
Vitamin B may reduce risk of stroke
Medical News Today
Researchers have uncovered evidence that suggests vitamin B supplements could help to reduce the risk of stroke, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Vitamin B supplements are said to be beneficial for many health issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and heart disease.
Investing in employees' health at work improves the bottom line for everyone
Do healthful companies — that is, companies staffed with employees who exercise regularly, avoid destructive lifestyle patterns such as obesity and smoking, and generally engage in preventive health measures — perform better on their balance sheets than competitors?
6 things your pee is trying to tell you
Shape Magazine via Yahoo Shine
You know that you've had your share of water/beer/coffee by the frequency in which you need to use the bathroom, but what else can pee tell you about your health and habits? A lot, it turns out. R. Mark Ellerkmann, M.D., director for the Center of Urogynecology at the Weinberg Center for Women's Health and Medicine in Baltimore for some of the specific health and lifestyle issues your urine's odor, color and frequency can indicate.
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