Diabetes Fitness
Increase Your Energy Using New Physical Activity Guidelines
Increase Your Energy Using New Physical Activity Guidelines I introduced the new first ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in my previous post. Published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the guidelines outline exactly how much and what kinds of activity you need to help control your weight and reduce your risk of major health problems. The Guidelines are great because you can figure out how much activity you need and how much the rest of your family needs because it describe the benefits of physical activity for all ages and abilities, dividing the recommendations into...
.What Can Physical Activity Do for You?
What Can Physical Activity Do for You? Your muscles need to work what ever your age. For younger bodies, aerobic activity, such as jogging or tennis may be enough to maintain weight and body strength. As you get older, however, the emphasis shifts from building up the foundation to protecting what you have. Although aerobic activities are important for strengthening the heart and lungs, helping to prevent obesity and lowering your risk of many diseases, middle aged and older people also need exercise designed to preserve and enhance strength. Without exercise muscle power fades with age. In fact, strength begins...
Secret to Youth – Keep Moving
New research out of the U.K. The British Journal of Sports Medicine published a research review which states that vigorous walking for about an hour a day, 5 days a week, can boost your maximal oxygen intake by as much as 25% in 3 months. That is huge! Enough to turn back the clock on 12 years of aging. Enough to give seniors another 10-12 years of independence. The head author, Roy Shephard, MD, PHD, of the University of Toronto, focused the research showing the relationship between aerobic activity, aging and maximal oxygen intake or VO2max. Oxygen intake has been...
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