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Strength Training Is Best For Flexibility?

Flexibility improves range of motion and reduces wear on soft and hard tissue. Much research has emerged touting various best practices to improve flexibility. A study presented recently at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 57th Annual Meeting in Baltimore suggests that resistance training, in some cases, may beat static stretching for enhancing range of […]

Cholesterol: What You Need To Know

We have heard it many times, “What goes up must come down”. In the case of high cholesterol, you must bring the level down if you want to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. The big question is, how to bring it down? Unfortunately, gravity is not going to help.     What […]

Does Low Intensity Exercise Burn The Most Fat?

A very common believe that people have is that low intensity exercise is the best way to lose body weight, especially body fat. The misconception is in fact because of the energy exchange ratio (RER), whereby below the value of 0.86, a higher percentage of fat is being burned for fuel. Thus, people think that […]

Essential Fatty Acid

We know that too much fat in our daily diet has a negative impact on our health and our waistlines, however we also need to know that there are fatty acids that our body needs and they are known to be “essential fatty acids”, also commonly termed as “good fats”. Linoleic Acid (LA) and Alpha-Linolenic […]

Diabetes Patients Should Have Regular Exercise, Weight Training

To reduce their risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases, people with type 2 diabetes should do at least two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate-intensity or one-and-a-half hours per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercises, plus some weight training, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The […]

Men and Osteoporosis

Largely thought of as a female disease, osteoporosis currently affects 2 million men in the United States. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), an estimated 12 million more are at risk. Despite the large number affected, the NOF reports that osteoporosis in males is still “underdiagnosed and underreported” (www.nof.org/men/index.htm; retrieved May 21, 2008). Our […]

20 Power Foods

We make our way to the supermarkets weekly to pick up our supplies for the week, and each time we are faced with thousands of options and aisles of products. With our day already packed with other errands to run, we simply cannot calculate the calories of each food item to make the best decision […]

Optimistic Heart Patients Live Longer

Researcher from Duke University, Medical Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, gave 2818 heart disease patients a coronary angiography to evaluate blood flow in the heart. Patients were then tracked for approximately 15 years to determine whether outlook had an effect on physical health and survival. After 15 years, 1637 people had died, and 54% […]

Dengue Fever

What is Dengue Fever? Dengue fever is caused by a virus which is transmitted by an infected Aedes mosquito – Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite infected humans, and later transmit infection to other people they bite. The disease usually is self-limiting but in some people can present with life-threatening […]

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