Exercise

Health benefits of strength training

What is strength training? Regular physical activity is essential for good health and includes walking and other activities that get the heart rate up. The value of strength training as a key component of overall health and fitness is often
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Staying Active with Joint Pain

It is important to keep joints moving, even if you’re dealing with pain from arthritis or a lingering injury. There are various joint-friendly options for physical activity: ·         short walks throughout the day, instead of a long walk. ·         water
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Interval Walking

Interval training is a form of exercise where the pace of the training is purposely speeded up and slowed down at regular intervals.  Burst of fast-paced walking can gradually be introduced to your walking routine. Walk as fast as you
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The chemistry of intimacy

A bumper sticker from the hippy era in the Sixties read: “Candy is dandy, but sex don’t rot your teeth!”   Apart from the “feel good” emotional benefits, are there are any other physiological benefits for your body? Hugging: Hugging
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Long walk to health

The human body was originally designed for walking long distances – ancient man walked 10 to 16 kilometers per day in search of food and survival. Modern man would think twice or thrice about driving 10 to 16 kilometers daily
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Lesser known benefits of exercise

Fitness and weight control are well-known major benefits of a rigorous exercise routine, but regular physical activity can also assist in reducing the risk of several diseases and health conditions. Keep in mind that exercise is but one of several
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Sitting for long periods is a health risk!

Recently published findings of scientifically proven studies have indicated that sitting for long periods of time, coupled with physical inactivity, is as important a risk factor as chronic disease for early mortality.  This risk is reduced in correlation with the
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PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER

Most diseases are preventable, but medical attention these days is mostly on the treatment of disease, and not enough emphasis is given on how to prevent disease. Here are a few important lifestyle suggestions to reduce the risk of prostate
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WAYS TO CURB MEMORY LOSS AND DEMENTIA

Even though genetics may play a small role in memory loss over the years, it is never too early or too late to focus on brain health, and understand which lifestyle changes can help and protect us from problems with
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Fight or flight: The physiology of stress

During the Oscar Pistorius trial an individual’s reaction when faced with perceived danger formed part of the defence team’s legal argument.  The “fight or flight” response to danger created much public interest at the time.  But what really happens in
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