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Is exercise the best medicine? Studies show big benefit
Exercise may be as effective as medication in preventing early death in people who've had heart attacks or strokes, a new study suggests.
"Doctors should give their patients advice about the lifesaving benefits of exercise, and when possible they should refer patients to rehabilitation programs with exercise programs," says the study's lead author, Huseyin Naci, a fellow at Harvard Medical School and a graduate student at the London School of Economics.
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Experts: Stick with simplicity if you want exercise routine to last
It should come as no surprise that the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention found that 80 percent of American adults do not get the recommended amount of exercise a week. Sure, it's easy to go the the gym once in awhile if you're motivated, but it's hard to continue a routine long enough to get results. "Personal trainers will tell you all over the world that retention is their biggest problem," Walter Thompson, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, told CBS News.
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How intense study may harm our workouts
The New York Times
Tire your brain and your body may follow, a remarkable new study of mental fatigue finds. Strenuous mental exertion may lessen endurance and lead to shortened workouts, even if, in strict physiological terms, your body still has plenty of energy reserves. Scientists have long been intrigued by the idea that physical exertion affects our ability to think, with most studies finding that short bouts of exercise typically improve cognition.
Simple ways to incorporate exercise into your day
The Wichita Eagle
Hate the thought of going to the gym? Most experts agree that for good health, adults should strive for a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise nearly every day, and more if you are overweight. Luckily, this amount can be accomplished in simple ways and in small increments. Whatever daily tasks need to be performed, there are ways to burn a greater number of calories while completing each one.
Farm to table: More than a trend, a way of life
By Katy Bynum
What began as a hobby for one retired American Airlines flight attendant has now become the focal point of her life: sustainable farming. Betina Hawkins, along with her partner Cliff Patterson, owns and runs New Frontier Farm in Corsicana, Texas — about an hour and a half south of Dallas. The 23-acre farm, which has been operating for about five years, is just one example of the growing trend of sustainable farming.
Dealing with diet sabotagers
The Huffington Post
Have you noticed that every time you attempt to eat healthy, live healthy or think healthy, someone you know and love sabotages your efforts? Gyms across the globe participate as teams and within each community, individuals help one another out with recipes, encouragement and support to stay healthy and "clean." Then, there are the saboteurs: "What in heaven's name can you eat?"
Paleo? Volumetric? DASH? Popular diet plans have pros and cons
Consumer Reports via The Washington Post
All you have to do is check out the diet books on bestseller lists to know that "healthy eating" can take many different forms. "A healthy-eating plan is one that includes a wide variety of foods from each of the food groups," says Tricia Psota of the National Institutes of Health. "Foods should provide a healthy balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat, as well as vitamins, minerals and fiber."
VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS
The top 5 vitamins you should not take
Steven Salzberg writes: I used to take vitamin supplements almost every day. Taking vitamins seemed like a good idea: After all, we know that vitamins are essential for life, and vitamin deficiencies can definitely hurt you. I always thought that vitamins were an inexpensive way to get a little bit healthier. Millions of Americans apparently agree with me.
Minerals and vitamins for bone health dietary supplements
Even in the broad view, misconceptions about bones abound. "Bones are often thought of as hard and lifeless, but bones are actually living, growing tissue," says Kathy Lund, vice president of business development and marketing at AIDP Inc. Roughly half of bone mass is made up of inorganic minerals, mainly calcium-phosphate crystals that give bone its density, while the other half comprises mostly collagen, providing calcium with a sturdy yet flexible structure for attachment.
Let's talk about stress
By Jeff White
When was the last time you were in a stressful situation? Last week? Last month? Today? Many of us have experienced some level of stress in the not too distant past, and will probably experience more in the near future. Whatever the cause of your stress, it can be detrimental to your health in many ways. So how do you cope with stress? There are many ways to deal with it — some good, some bad.
Americans are fat, stressed and unhealthy
The Washington Post
The World Economic Forum, sponsors of the exclusive, C-level talkfest held every year in Switzerland, knows what is wrong with us Americans. We are fat. We are stressed. We are on the verge of a coronary.
Study: 90-year-olds reveals the benefits of strength training
After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass. This was reflected in an increase in their walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of their chairs, an improvement in their balance, a significant reduction in the incidence of falls and a significant improvement in muscle power and mass in the lower limbs.
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