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Man’s Best Workout Buddy

Man’s Best Workout Buddy

For many people, getting in shape can be difficult. What they don’t realize is they may have a personal trainer living with them: their dog. Studies show dog owners walk more, walk faster and enjoy an overall healthier lifestyle.

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Why Dieters Fail

Why Dieters Fail

Dieting can be a vicious cycle for many, even for determined dieters. Have you been trying to lose weight for years and failing? The reason could be as simple as unrealistic goals, says Dr. Hall from the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases. The common rule for weight loss is to burn 3,500 calories and lose a pound. It turns out this rule is not correct, and could be the reason many are failing. Losing weight is more complicated than just burning calories. Dieters often set unrealistic goals and give up. Dr. Hall explains that weigh gain can continue for some, even if they have not changed their lifestyle, and some can lose weight.

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Do Your Muscles Need CoQ10 During Exercise?

Do Your Muscles Need CoQ10 During Exercise?

Scientists are finding that the vitamin-like substance, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), may play an important role during and after exercise. New studies have determined that Q10 helps protect muscles and enhances endurance.

One study shows that CoQ10 protects muscles by regulating certain proteins and by preserving the energy-producing portions of muscle cells.

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Aging with Grace

Aging with Grace

Aging is something everyone must do, and for some, it can be hard. The lifestyle you led in your 20’s is just not going to cut it later in life. As you get older, you will undoubtedly begin to notice changes: wrinkles will form, skin starts to sag, memory starts to slip and it becomes much harder to keep that figure you once had. Many people accept this as part of life and do nothing about it.

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Can Exercise Strengthen Your Brain?

Can Exercise Strengthen Your Brain?

As we all know, there are many benefits to exercise. From weigh loss to mood improvement, exercise provides countless benefits- but could it also make our brains stronger?

Yes, say researchers at the University of South Carolina. In a recent study, scientists at the university split mice into two groups. One group ran for 30 minutes a day and the other just lounged around. Over an 8 week period the mice were studied. They shared the same living quarters, and the only difference was one group was allowed to run on the treadmill for 30 minutes a day.

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Does Fit Body = Fit Mind? The Connection Between Concentration & Fitness

Does Fit Body = Fit Mind? The Connection Between Concentration & Fitness

Our fast-paced schedules usually leave little room for physical activity. However, staying physically fit is an important component in overcoming concentration problems.

A person’s level of fitness impacts the ability to concentrate, focus, and work/study, and a healthy, active body can help ensure that mental performance will be even better.

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Do you REALLY understand your cholesterol? Part 2

Do you REALLY understand your cholesterol? Part 2

High cholesterol levels affect a big portion of our adult population. Undesirable levels often occur already in childhood – with some children being at higher risk due to a family history of high cholesterol.

Cholesterol is found in eggs, dairy products, meat and poultry. Egg yolks and organ meat (i.e. liver and kidneys) are high in cholesterol. Fish generally contains less cholesterol than meat, but certain shellfish also have high levels.

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4 Ways Exercise Helps Fight Aging

4 Ways Exercise Helps Fight Aging

For many people, exercise is merely a means to an end and performed primarily to shed weight. For others, it is a vital part of daily existence and a great natural stress-buster.

While not everyone shares the same view about exercise, it can help keep you younger… which is a benefit almost everyone can agree is worthwhile!

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How to Get Out of an Exercise Rut

How to Get Out of an Exercise Rut

Is exercise always “accidentally” falling off your to-do list? When working out becomes a dreaded chore rather than an enjoyable experience, it’s easy to lose motivation and shrug it off as unimportant. Regaining momentum, especially after an extended hiatus, is never easy – but the benefits to your health far outweigh the initial challenges!

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Harmony through Exercise: How to Achieve Holistic Balance

Harmony through Exercise: How to Achieve Holistic Balance

Our bodies are somewhat like machines, and similar to cars, they need ‘fuel’ (food) and regular ‘driving’ (activity) to keep from seizing up. As a car engine would suffer going full throttle ahead, so the human body needs moderate and gentle regular exercise. This can be obtained through the recommended amount of moderate exercise per week.

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