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  • The Best Exercises for Brain Health

    The Best Exercises for Brain Health

    MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s a lot you can learn from your elders, starting with the results of a multi-year study of exercise and brain health in seniors. Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Miami compared results of two sets of brain scans and tests measuring memory and thinking skills

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  • Tone Your Upper Arms With These Effective Bicep Curls

    Tone Your Upper Arms With These Effective Bicep Curls

    TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Toned biceps not only give your upper body a sleek look, but they’re also vital for improving the upper body strength needed for daily living. The Single Biceps Curl is a simple classic and the perfect first exercise for strength training these muscles. You can start with a

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  • An Outdoor Plan for Walking and Running

    An Outdoor Plan for Walking and Running

    TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sweating it out on a treadmill is great, especially when the weather is bad. You might even be motivated by watching exciting vistas on an interactive panel. But to keep a walking or running routine from becoming stale, kick it up a notch by taking your workout outside.

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  • Health Tip: Stretches for Young Athletes

    Health Tip: Stretches for Young Athletes

    (HealthDay News) — Flexibility helps prevent injury. Young athletes should stretch muscles before and after playing a sport, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. After warming up with a brisk walk, the AAOS suggests these stretches: Forward and side lunges. Standing quad pull. Seated straddle. Knees to chest. Copyright © 2018 HealthDay. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Health Tip: Shed Weight with Indoor Workouts

    Health Tip: Shed Weight with Indoor Workouts

    (HealthDay News) — Winter can be hard for those watching their weight, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. But you don’t have to wait until it warms up to burn those calories. Losing winter weight can start with equipment-free, in-home exercises: Squats. Push-ups. Planks. Wall sits. Lunges. Jumping jacks. Mountain climbers. Working out for

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  • Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

    Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A half-hour of morning exercise can help control blood pressure in overweight and obese people for the entire day, a new study finds. And for women in particular, adding frequent short breaks from sitting through the day can offer additional benefit, the Australian researchers said. “For both men

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  • Exercises to Build Your Upper Body Strength

    Exercises to Build Your Upper Body Strength

    TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Upper body strength is important at every age, but you don’t need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from working your pectoral, or chest, muscles. For a study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise, scientists from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse evaluated nine popular pec exercises

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  • Take the Stairs: An ‘Exercise Snack’ Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

    Take the Stairs: An ‘Exercise Snack’ Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

    Just a few exercise breaks — or “snacks” — a day can provide significant benefits, a new study says. Specifically, it found that short sessions of intense stair climbing spaced throughout the day can improve heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness.

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  • 4 Exercises for a Better Back

    4 Exercises for a Better Back

    To strengthen your back — the most commonly injured part of the body — it’s important to condition both the muscles in it and the ones that support it, notably the abs.

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  • Increase the Calories You Burn When Walking

    Increase the Calories You Burn When Walking

    Walking is not only a great first exercise, it can also be a forever exercise. Here are some ideas to show you how to take it to the next level.

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