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The Harmful effects of Inactivity

The Harmful effects of Inactivity

Ancient physicians such as Hippocrates believed and understood the benefits of physical exercise. However, during the 20th century, an opposite view began to form. In fact, patients of heart attack were prescribed bed rest!

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Exercise Tips for Busy Dads

Exercise Tips for Busy Dads

As all busy parents know, making time for yourself isn’t always easy. With Father’s Day coming up on June 17th, it’s a great time to acknowledge that being a healthy parent is important not only for your family but also for yourself!

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5 Tips to Slim Down for Summer

5 Tips to Slim Down for Summer

With this past year’s mild winter, experts predict it’s going to be a long, hot summer. All that heat means more exposed skin. And, for many, that means ramping up exercise routines and cutting back on calories to slim down. Have fun with exercise. Luckily, longer hours of daylight in the spring and summer seasons allow [...]

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Own a Pet? You May Have a Healthier Heart!

Own a Pet? You May Have a Healthier Heart!

It’s well known that owning a pet has many health benefits. However, a new study reported in the American Journal of Cardiology shows that pet owners with chronic ailments may even have healthier, more adaptable hearts. The study followed people with conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol and found that they had more changes in heart rate than people without pets during the same period of time, indicating that they were more adaptable and would therefore less likely to be less taxed under certain circumstances; for instance, high-stress situations.

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Resveratrol May Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Resveratrol May Improve Insulin Sensitivity

The results from a month-long pilot study presented in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, conducted by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, suggest that daily supplements of resveratrol may improve sensitivity to insulin in older people with age-related glucose intolerance, and may also reduce the spike in blood sugar after a meal.

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Helping Your ADHD with Exercise

Helping Your ADHD with Exercise

A new study revealed that exercise can be beneficial for people with ADHD. When exercising, your brain releases dopamine and serotonin, which are known to be low in children and adults with ADHD. Dopamine and serotonin are chemicals released in the brain that make us feel “good”. These chemicals regulate things such as mood, anger, and attention.

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Is Depression a Normal Part of Aging?

Is Depression a Normal Part of Aging?

Maybe you’ve noticed a change in one of your parents, an elderly friend, or even your spouse. Once-loved activities now elicit sighs of boredom or have become shunned altogether. He or she may seem always “on edge”, restless, or conversely, unusually fatigued. These symptoms could all be subtle signs of depression, a condition becoming more common in older adults, affecting an estimated 1 in 5 Americans 65 and up.

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Are All Addictions Bad for You?

Are All Addictions Bad for You?

It may not sound too bad – so what if you’re addicted to exercise? Everyone knows the health benefits exercising offers: it can help you cope with stress, make you feel better, lose weight, live longer, and the list goes on.

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Biking With your Dog

Biking With your Dog

Biking can be one of the best activities to do with your dog, especially if you have an energetic dog, as it is a good way to allow him to expend a lot of energy in a short period of time.

With the benefits come some risks- biking can be very dangerous with a dog. Start off slow, and make sure your dog can handle it, not all dogs are made to run.

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Improving Circulation

Improving Circulation

The term circulation is most commonly associated with blood circulation in the body. Circulation is responsible for moving nutrients, gases and waste to and from cells, and helps stabilize body temperature and pH to maintain harmony. Poor blood circulation is a problem experienced by many; the causes are most frequently obesity and lack of movement. The legs and arms are usually affected the worst, due to the fact they are the furthest from your heart.

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