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Get Stronger to Live Longer    

In All Health Watch, General Health


You probably think you know the best ways to live longer.  

The usual strategies are to not smoke, maintain a healthy weight, exercise, and eat right. And of course, it helps to have good genes. 

But a major study shows there is an underrated aspect of health that is just as crucial for longevity as better-known lifespan boosters. 

University of Michigan researchers have found that physical strength is a key indicator of how long you’ll live.Read More

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This Natural Vegetable Extract Builds Muscle So Fast That It Is Banned in Athletes 

In All Health Watch, Fitness and Exercise, General Health


Maybe Popeye was onto something… 

A spinach extract is so powerful in building muscles that it has been banned in athletic competitions. Russian athletes have reportedly been secretly taking it for decades.i 

The World Anti-Doping Agency recently banned ecdysterone from international athletic competitions. They say it gives athletes an unfair advantage.ii 

But unlike other banned substances, ecdysterone isn’t a drug.Read More

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Have You Joined the Pandemic Running Boom? Don’t Make This Costly Mistake. 

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Coronavirus, Fitness and Exercise, General Health

Running may be the perfect sport for the pandemic.  

You don’t have to go to the gym. You don’t need any expensive equipment. And it doesn’t require any special skill.  

Most importantly, it’s easy to social distance.  

So it’s no surprise that running is booming during the COVID crisis.i 

The running app Runkeeper reports a 252% increase in customers. And not only are there more runners during the pandemic, but runners are running more often.Read More

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More Seniors Are Falling. One Exercise Can Help.

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Coronavirus, Fitness and Exercise

 COVID Alert: More Seniors Are Falling. One Exercise Can Help. 

About 25% of people between the ages of 50 and 80 say they’ve suffered a fall during the COVID crisis, according to a new study.i

Researchers say it’s because the pandemic is causing seniors to get less exercise, which reduces their physical conditioning. This makes them more likely to suffer an injury-causing fall. Read More

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The “Perfect” Workout Food

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Fitness and Exercise

Americans spend over $10 billion a year on sports drinks. The manufacturers claim these products provide exercisers with superior hydration, performance, and recovery.i 

But a fascinating study shows there may be a better alternative. It provides greater athletic benefits. And, unlike most sports drinks, it doesn’t sneak in loads of sugars and food dyes. 

What’s more, it’s unprocessed and natural.Read More

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Top 5 Exercises for Stronger Bones

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health

Swimming and bicycling are great exercises. But if you’re at risk for osteoporosis or you want stronger bones, you need something else.

Researchers have found that jumping and resistance activities—not cardio or endurance workouts—promote stronger bones.

Dr. Pamela Hinton is an associate professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri. She led a study that examined which workouts were best for bone health.… Read More