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The Evening Exercise Myth

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

You’ve probably heard the warning…

Don’t exercise in the evening because it can keep you awake at night.

The idea seems to make sense. After all, if you rev up your body for a workout close to bedtime, it must make it more difficult to wind down and fall asleep.

But new research says that’s flat wrong.

Researchers at Australia’s Charles Sturt University recruited middle-aged men to study the effects of exercise on sleep.

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Study Reveals the Best Kind of Exercise to Burn Fat

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

People who want to get rid of belly fat often figure the more time they spend exercising, the better.

After all, long workouts burn more fat than short ones, right?

According to new research, less is actually more when it comes to getting rid of fat.

The study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from 36 studies with more than 1,000 participants.

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One Exercise Prevents Falls Better Than All Others

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Every 11 seconds an American over 65 is treated in an emergency room for a fall. Every 19 minutes, a senior dies from a fall.

Although cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s get more attention, falling is a major killer of older people. Falls are the number one cause of fatal injury in the U.S.[1]

Broken bones from falls are a primary reason that many seniors lose the ability to live independently.

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The Hormone That Stops Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

Athletes know that a vigorous workout can lead to “runner’s high.” This is a feeling of euphoria you get when exercise-activated brain chemicals boost your mood.

For years, researchers attributed runner’s high to hormones called endorphins.

But new research shows that exercise produces another hormone. It may have more profound effects than endorphins. It improves memory and may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

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How to Use Your Office to Get in Better Shape

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

When you sit in an office all day, it’s difficult to stay in shape. Spending eight hours or more tethered to a desk is terrible for your health.

But a new study shows there’s a simple way office workers can improve their fitness.

You do it by using your workplace as a piece of gym equipment…

Previous research had found that brief spurts of vigorous exercise can boost heart health.

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The Lifesaving Food 90% of Us Don’t Eat Enough Of

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Heart disease and cancer are the two biggest killers in America. They cause more than 46% of all deaths in the U.S.[i]

But a new study shows that one type of food dramatically cuts the risk of both lethal conditions while also protecting against other major killers such as stroke and diabetes.

The meta-analysis was published in the journal The Lancet.

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