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Jun. 24, 2015

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Take a hike to do your heart and spirit good
Whether it's to help their dogs or themselves, about half of all Americans surveyed in a recent NPR poll say they exercise regularly. And while getting a cardio-aerobic workout on a treadmill, elliptical machine, or stationary bike are all popular, going for a walk is the exercise Americans say they engage in most frequently, according to the poll, which was conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.More

Fitbit may help boost activity in older women
Fitness trackers have gained popularity in recent years, but it's not clear whether all this tracking is actually helping people become healthier. Now, a small new study suggests the devices can help people become more active.More

Specialized fitness studios draw restless exercisers with passes, discounts
Reuters via Fox News
Small, specialized fitness studios are changing the way people work out, fitness experts say, as young, peripatetic exercisers prize variation over routine. Whether it is anti-gravity yoga or underwater cycling, trampoline training or Pilates, exercisers are spoiled for choice for ways to keep fit, and companies are meeting the demand with innovative schemes.More

The 5 fitness commandments from the creator of P90X
Yahoo Health
At 56, P90X creator Tony Horton is more chiseled than much of the population. Getting in Horton-worthy shape isn’t easy, and finding the motivation to rev up a grueling 60-minute workout program and give it your all can be intimidating. Horton’s philosophy, however, is that showing up is the bulk of the battle.More

We asked an exercise scientist how to know you're working out hard enough to make a difference
Business Insider via Yahoo
It's generally common knowledge that if you're not pushing yourself during a workout, you're not getting the kind of benefit you likely want from your exercise. But how do you know that you're working hard enough? Heart rate monitors can help, but what if you don't have one?More

Study: Periodic fasting could help slow aging
The Huffington Post
It seems that folks who do occasional fasts may be on to something. New research from the University of Southern California has found that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting could produce a wide range of health benefits.More

Plant-based energy foods that will give you a boost
As an entrepreneur, the one thing you simply can’t get enough of is energy. Long working hours and high levels of stress mean entrepreneurs need to pack their diet with energy-rich foods, ones that don’t involve the office coffee pot. Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and author of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, says plant-based foods are an entrepreneur’s best friend when it comes to getting energy needs met.More

Diets high in fat, sugar may reduce cognitive functioning by altering gut bacteria
Medical News Today
A diet high in fat or sugar may do more than expand our waistlines. A new study by researchers from Oregon State University finds such diets may lead to reduced cognitive functioning, with a high-sugar diet named as the biggest culprit.More

Why joining the urban agriculture movement will make you healthier
U.S. News & World Report
Nearly a decade ago, neighbors living near an abandoned elementary school in LeDroit Park in the District of Columbia described the area as a “thriving, open-air crack market.” But today, the once dangerous lot is flourishing with leafy greens, medicinal herbs and sour cherries.More

Sleep enough to make the most of exercise
The Denver Post
Exercise in the morning and you'll be more energized and confident throughout the day, goes the common wisdom. And it's true that studies show early-morning exercisers are consistent and achieve results. Some work out early simply because it's the most convenient time. But the idea that morning is the ideal time to exercise has permeated our culture.More

Finding the best time to exercise
The Wall Street Journal
Doing yoga at 3 a.m. may sound crazy, but it’s actually a very spiritual time to practice, according to Andrew Tanner, a Framingham, Massachusetts, yoga instructor and chief spokesman for the yoga teacher association, Yoga Alliance.More

What to do about post-exercise soreness
The Dallas Morning News
So you ran to the gym in a late effort to get in shape for pool season, ramped up fast and now you’re hurting. What can you do about this type of post-exercise pain, often referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness?More

America's getting even fatter: Startling growth in obesity over past 20 years
The Washington Post
New obesity statistics are out for the United States, and they show that nearly two-thirds of adults are at an unhealthy weight. An analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that 75 percent of men and 67 percent of women ages 25 and older are now overweight or obese. More

Everything you need to know about prenatal vitamins
U.S. News & World Report
What inspires a woman to live healthfully? An Instagram account filled with fitspirational photos and quotes? An upcoming vacation requiring a beach body? A healthy cookbook? From what Dr. Diana Ramos sees in her work as an OB-GYN from Los Angeles, the answer is none of the above. It's pregnancy.More

Electrospun nanofibers may make for better delivery of healthfood supplements
Packing food with nutrients, vitamins and other supplements to improve our health sounds like a simple enough idea, but protecting them as they pass through the digestive system isn't all that easy. While various methods have been employed to encase compounds for more effective delivery, a new technique is showing great promise as a means of keeping them intact. More