Belly fat: These two words seem to be the bane of many a dieter’s existence. They’re also marketing gold. There’s no shortage of supplements, diet books, and web articles promising new ways to target the tummy region.
It turns out that many researchers and health experts are equally preoccupied with belly fat — though for […]Read More... →
How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore
You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]Read More... →
High-intensity aerobic exercise gives robust improvements at the muscle cell level, according to a new U.S. study. Any exercise is usually considered better than no exercise, but a new study indicates interval training — interspersing high and low speed levels during activities such as […]Read More... →
While some health trends, like eating more whole foods, are worth the effort, others are more hype than fact-based. If you’re lucky, an ineffective wellness product or routine turns out to be a simple waste of money or time. In worse cases, these products and techniques pose potentially serious health risks.
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Want to step it up a notch? Start with this walking schedule and keep building as you get more fit.
Walking is a gentle, low-impact cardio exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. It’s safe and simple. And regular brisk walking can provide many of the benefits of more […]Read More... →
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the hand caused by pressure on your median nerve as it runs through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, pins and needles, and pain (particularly at night). Anything that causes swelling inside the wrist can cause carpal tunnel […]Read More... →
If you are like most people, you lead a rather stress-filled life — a life filled with demands, and little time for rest and relaxation. With little time for you, you eat fast food rather than preparing a healthy meal, you choose more coffee over getting more sleep, and you spend hours hovering over your […]Read More... →
Pain in the heel is a common complaint. In fact, it’s one of the most common foot problems treated in podiatry offices and physical therapy clinics. The culprit for this discomfort is often plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of the foot. However, in some cases, it may come from a […]Read More... →
Explosive plyometric jumps and lifting huge racks of weight may be impressive, but those exercises aren’t for everyone. Lack of strength and flexibility or simple inexperience can quickly turn athletic bravado into a visit to the emergency room. In fact, there are a number of moves that the best trainers generally refuse to do […]Read More... →
Prevent these 8 common injuries
Stay in the game and learn how to listen to your body and avoid injury with these tips.
Overuse injuries can be the bane of physically active people, from elite athletes to weekend warriors. Excessive, repeated stress on tendons, bones and joints over weeks or months can lead […]Read More... →
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