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8Oct
2019

Health Tip: Getting Too Much Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- For many people, moderate-intensity exercise throughout the week is recommended, says MedlinePlus. At the same time, neglecting rest can backfire. MedlinePlus mentions possible symptoms of too much exercise: Being unable to perform at the same level. Needing longer periods of rest. Feeling tired, depressed, anxious or irritable. Having difficulty sleeping. Having sore muscles. Getting overuse injuries. Getting more colds than usual.

Health Tip: Making the Most of Workouts

1 October 2019
(HealthDay News) -- Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule can improve your health and fitness, and reduce your risk for disease, says MedlinePlus. From yoga to weightlifting, there are many types of exercise to choose from. To make the most of workouts, MedlinePlus suggests: Choose activities that work many different parts of the body. Choose activities that you enjoy. Exercise safely with proper equipment. Listen to your body. Don't overdo it. Give yourself challenging, but realistic goals.
Making Lifestyle Changes You Can Live With

Making Lifestyle Changes You Can Live With

26 September 2019
THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Research published in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights two important steps for improving diet and exercise habits. The first is getting practical and...
THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Research published in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights two important steps for improving diet and exercise habits. The first is getting practical and personalized tips for making changes that you'll permanently adopt. The second is developing the inner motivation needed to help make the first step stick. The study recruited adults from a rural area in the South with limited access to a gym and other health-oriented facilities. To help them make positive changes, each had four sessions with a wellness counselor who gave recommendations tailored to their lifestyle. These included making realistic changes to the typical southern diet they normally ate, with an emphasis on how to make better fat and carb choices. They were...

Health Tip: Using Fitness Trackers

26 September 2019
(HealthDay News) -- Fitness trackers can be great tools for improving heart health, says the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Depending on what's most comfortable for you, potential fitness trackers include pedometers, smartphone tracking apps or wearable devices. To use a fitness tracker properly, the school suggests: Use the tracker daily. Set healthy and realistic goals. Find activities that fit into your daily life. Recruit friends and family to use trackers, as well. Be accountable.
Take a Fresh Look at Fitness Classes
20 September 2019

Take a Fresh Look at Fitness Classes

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tired of taking the same old cardio class? It's time to explore some of the combination classes being offered at both large gyms and small, more personalized fitness centers. One of the most popular options is the multi-discipline class -- two or more activities woven into the same workout session, designed to keep fitness fun as well as challenge participants and avoid workout ruts. And there are many variations. A very rigorous combination takes the high-calorie burning technique of high-intensity interval training and applies it to strength training moves using only your body weight. By focusing on exercises like lunges and squats and not worrying about grabbing equipment, you can work through the moves quickly. Some creative combo...
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