Oct
03
2010
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Why is it so hard to make a diet work?

motivationA quick glance at any magazine stand or bookstore shows that there is an enormous industry devoted to creating diets. Each diet is promoted with some unique angle: the pineapple diet, the eco-Atkins diet, the high-protein diet, the eat all the chocolate you want diet, the negative calorie foods diet, the breakfast pigout diet, the [more…]

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Jul
15
2009
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Why should I try Kangoo Jumps?

My new Kangoo Jumps (photo by umiat - CC- BY)Imagine jumping around on two little trampolines attached to a pair of lightweight buckle boots and you can begin to feel the freedom experienced by Kangoo Jumps enthusiasts! Kangoo Jumps provide low impact, rebounding fun to both adults and children and can be used on a variety of different surfaces both indoors and outside. At [more…]

Mar
20
2009
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Can exercise help recovery after a heart attack?

Heart (Photo by fionaandneil - CC-BY)Exercise can help improve blood flow after a heart attack, according to recent research conducted in Switzerland. The type of exercise is not as important as the continuation of the exercise program. Aerobic exercise, strength (resistance) training, and aerobics combined with strength training all  proved helpful in improving blood vessel function in patients who recently [more…]

Feb
16
2009
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What is power walking?

Statue by Hugo Lederer (photo by chaosinjune - CC-BY)Power walking, also known as speed walking or fitness walking, is a style of walking that is optimised for exercise and cardiovascular fitness. Normal walking pace is a little under four miles per hour (six kilometers per hour). Power walking raises that to around five miles per hour (seven to nine kilometers per hour), which [more…]

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Feb
16
2009
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How many calories can I work off through exercise?

Bicycling can be an enjoyable form of exercise. MoBikeFed photo. CC-BYLosing or even maintaining weight through diet alone isn’t a lot of fun. Allowing 1,500 to 2,000 calories or so a day, as a sensible diet might do, can give you the nutrition you need, but it doesn’t allow a lot of leeway for dessert, a high-calorie snack or a second helping. Fortunately, there is [more…]

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Feb
06
2009
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What are some effective natural treatments for insomnia?

Alarm clock (Photo by schuey - CC-BY)Night comes and your anxiety level heightens. Is this going to be another sleepless night? You don’t want to take medication. What can you do? Don’t despair. There are several natural remedies that might help you drift off to sleep. Insomnia can be precipitated by various conditions which need different angles of attack. For example, [more…]

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Feb
03
2009
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Is Fibromyalgia a real disease or just an imaginary condition?

Question Mark Squircle (Photo by Xurble - CC-BY)For those who suffer from it, the answer is “Yes – it’s real!” For the doctors who treat it, the answer is not so clear. Fibromyalgia encompasses of a host of symptoms. Chronic muscle pain, stiffness and  fatigue are the most common complaints. Headaches, digestive disturbances, anxiety and depression, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, insomnia, urinary problems [more…]

Feb
01
2009
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Is hip resurfacing a good alternative to total hip replacement surgery?

Before (Photo by Cindy Funk - CC-BY)Suppose you could relieve your pain and delay the need for a total hip replacement by simply smoothing out the “rough edges?”  Would you choose that option? If so, you might be a candidate for hip resurfacing!` Chronic and progressive hip pain from arthritis or injury can often become so debilitating that eventually the prospect [more…]

Jan
29
2009
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Can diet and exercise help prevent breast cancer?

Run4Cure341 (Photo by Dawn - Pink Chick - CC-BY)It appears that women have another very good reason to stay in shape! Researchers have found that women of all ages may be able to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by participating in physical exercise and maintaining a healthy weight. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for developing breast cancer after [more…]

Jan
28
2009
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Can high-intensity interval training help me lose weight?

Swimming laps (Photo by Franklin Park Library - CC-BY)Alternating short bursts of high-intensity exercise with active rest has proven to be one of the most effective methods of losing weight. Research shows that performing exercise which incorporates fluctuations in intensity burns more fat than aerobic exercise done at a steady pace. A recent study from  the University of Virginia found that women who [more…]

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