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Four Steps to Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Early Death

Four Steps to Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Early Death

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, doing just four things could help significantly reduce your risk of death.The study looked at over 6,200 healthy people over a span of eight years and determined tha…

Study: Diet and Exercise Are Inseparable

Study: Diet and Exercise Are Inseparable

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to a new study, the best way to improve one’s health is to start on a healthier diet and an exercise plan simultaneously.While many find it easier to begin their health quest with just one or the other, the s…

Americans Who Cook More Exercise Less

Americans Who Cook More Exercise Less

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to a new study, Americans who cook more frequently also exercise less. The study, presented at a Population Association of America Meeting, found that for every ten additional minutes that the average America…

Skate Your Way to Better Health

Skate Your Way to Better Health

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Skating, whether it’s ice hockey or figure skating, is a great muscular and cardiovascular workout.It engages your glutes, your core and your thighs, not to mention your arms, which help you maintain stability. …

Study Finds Brisk Walking to Be Helpful in Recovery After a Stroke

Study Finds Brisk Walking to Be Helpful in Recovery After a Stroke

Comstock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Heading outside for a brisk walk can improve your quality of life. According to a new study released Thursday, stroke victims could have a lot to gain from walking for exercise. For the study, published in the jo…

High Heel Workout: High Fun or High Danger?

High Heel Workout: High Fun or High Danger?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You don’t normally strap on your high heels to go to the gym, but in the world of “Heel Hop” you do.The newest exercise craze is just your typical fitness class, complete with stretches, sit-ups — …

Walk, Don’t Run, to a Healthier You

Walk, Don’t Run, to a Healthier You

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your one-hour spinning class may be a good workout, but simply taking the stairs may be better.When the amount of calories burned is the same, standing and walking over the course of a day is superior to an hour of inte…

Exercise Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Exercise Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Men who want to avoid prostate cancer should start working out. New research suggests a link between exercise and a lower risk for the disease.  Prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common f…

Super Bowl Indulgence? Start Walking

Super Bowl Indulgence? Start Walking

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your waistline was just shrinking back to normal after the holidays and now along comes the Super Bowl.According to the Calorie Control Council and the Snack Food Association, armchair quarterbacks scarf down 30 mi…

Top Nine Gym Pet Peeves

Top Nine Gym Pet Peeves

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Getting in shape is near the top of almost everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions.  That’s why the ranks of gym memberships swell by an average of 12 percent every January, according to the International Heal…

Star Trainer Tracy Anderson’s A-List Body Secrets

Star Trainer Tracy Anderson’s A-List Body Secrets

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the New Year and that means its time for the inevitable New Year’s resolution: lose weight.Celebrity fitness trainer Tracy Anderson, who has helped everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez a…

More Kids Turning into Yoga Practitioners

More Kids Turning into Yoga Practitioners

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Yoga is said to be the fastest-growing sport in America, with 20 million people practicing.  But the latest trend among yogis is that an increasing number of practitioners are pint-sized.Kids — from newborns to teenagers — …

Senior Citizens Can Age Easier with Endurance Exercise

Senior Citizens Can Age Easier with Endurance Exercise

Comstock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Endurance training like long distance track competitions can possibly protect against the effects of aging in senior citizens, a new study suggests in MedPage. Among the subjects that were between the ages of 66 to 77…

Yoga and Boot Camp Go to the Dogs

Yoga and Boot Camp Go to the Dogs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Early in the morning, while most humans and their pets are still in bed, a few brave souls start the day with boot camp. They are not just pounding the pavement with two legs, however, but with many more — three or …

Parents May Sue Over Yoga Lessons in Public Schools

Parents May Sue Over Yoga Lessons in Public Schools

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — Parents in a southern California community are considering legal action over the constitutionality of a form of yoga being taught to their children, which they claim is introducing religion into public schools.Last …

Celeb Fitness Trainer’s 7 Tips for Improving Your Workout

Celeb Fitness Trainer’s 7 Tips for Improving Your Workout

Courtesy Noah Neiman(NEW YORK) — Celebrity trainer and fitness instructor Noah Neiman of Barry’s Bootcamp offered these tips for improving your workout and day-to-day lifestyle. Follow him on Twitter, @noahDneiman:How to Spice Up Your Exercise R…

Exercise Apps Don’t Always Work Out, Study Says

Exercise Apps Don’t Always Work Out, Study Says

Fitocracy(NEW YORK) — Need to sculpt your abs, drop a few pounds or run a marathon? There’s an app for that. On iTunes alone, there are more than 1,500 fitness software applications or “apps” from which to choose. In 2011, nearly 10 percent of cell ph…

Twenty Minutes of Exercise Cuts Kids’ Diabetes Risk

Twenty Minutes of Exercise Cuts Kids’ Diabetes Risk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUGUSTA, Ga.) — Just 20 minutes of exercise a day can protect kids from diabetes, according to a new study.This clinical trial, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, randomly assigned 222 overweig…

Seven Minutes of Exercise a Day Can Keep a Kid A-Okay

Seven Minutes of Exercise a Day Can Keep a Kid A-Okay

Ezra Shaw/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — All it takes is seven minutes a day for your kid to get fit, or so says a new study by Canadian researchers.Scientists at Manitoba Institute of Child Health believe that a child who takes part in rigorou…

Sense-Able Clothing Reminds Exercisers to Work Out Right

Sense-Able Clothing Reminds Exercisers to Work Out Right

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Bees do it.  Cellphones do it.  And now workout clothing does it too.  Buzz, that is.Say your stomach pooches out too far while doing a core exercise in a Pilates class.  The sensors in the Move t…

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