March 26, 2015
Aerobic exercise: Top 10 reasons to get physical
Source: Mayo Clinic Regardless of age, weight or athletic ability, aerobic exercise is good for you. See why — then prepare yourself to get moving. Regular aerobic activity such as walking, bicycling or swimming can help you live longer and healthier. Need motivation? See how aerobic exercise affects your heart, lungs and blood flow. Then […]
March 24, 2015
The ideal stretching routine
Source: Harvard University Stretching promotes flexibility and helps your joints maintain a healthy range of motion — and in doing so, also lowers the chances of joint and muscle strain. But how often should you stretch? How long should you hold a stretch? And how many times should you do each stretch? View Full Article […]
Source: Harvard University A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease even if you aren’t overweight. So says a major study published online this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. Added sugars make up at least 10% of the calories the average American eats in a day. But about one in 10 […]
March 19, 2015
Fitness for Kids Who Don’t Like Sports
Source: Nemours Foundation Team sports can boost kids’ self-esteem, coordination, and general fitness, and help them learn how to work with other kids and adults. But some kids aren’t natural athletes and they may tell you — directly or indirectly — that they just don’t like sports. What then? View Full Article
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