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  • Kids and Exercise for Parents
    Kids and Exercise for Parents

    When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym, running ona treadmill, or lifting weights.But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, during recess, at dance class or soccer practice, while riding bikes, or when playing tag. The Many Benefits of Exercise Everyone can benefit from regular exercise. Active kids will have:Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, fit kids...

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  • Which is more important: exercise or sleep?
    Which is more important: exercise or sleep?

    Many of us don’t get enough sleep and even fewer do enough exercise. So, do we hit the snooze button to get an extra hour of sleep or drag our sorry selves out of bed to squeeze in a workout before work?The short answer is: it depends.Sleep or exercise, that is the question. Or is it? If you are already getting eight or nine hours of sleep a night, then shaving an hour off won’t hurt so slug back a coffee (it can improve your workout) and do not miss the chance to move.On the other...

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  • Physical education makes you fit and healthy
    Physical education makes you fit and healthy

    Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess physical activity levels during high school physical education lessons. The data were considered in relation to recommended levels of physical activity to ascertain whether or not physical education can be effective in helping young people meet health-related goals. Sixty-two boys and 60 girls (aged 11–14 years) wore heart rate telemeters during physical education lessons. Percentages of lesson time spent in moderate-and-vigorous (MVPA) and...

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  • 10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults
    10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults

    10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults Last updated: 07 June 2017 Eat a variety of foods Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates Replace saturated with unsaturated fat Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables Reduce salt and sugar intake Eat regularly, control the portion size Drink plenty of fluids Maintain a healthy body weight Get on the move, make it a habit! Start now! And keep changing gradually. 1. Eat a variety of foods For good health, we need...

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  • The 12 Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism
    The 12 Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

    Certain foods can increase your metabolism.The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to maintain your weight or get rid of unwanted body fat.Here are 12 foods that rev up your metabolism, which may help you lose weight.Protein-rich foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts and seeds, could help increase your metabolism for a few hours.They do so by requiring your body to use more energy to digest them.This is known as the thermic...

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  • Home Workouts For Runners
    Home Workouts For Runners

    Although running is one of the most convenient sports you can do in that you can just lace up your trainers and go; it isn’t always practical to head out of the door for a run. With that in mind, check out these workouts that you can do from the comfort of your own home.end : intro paragraphStrength circuit Exercise Walking lunges Aim Single leg strength Sets 3 Reps 10 (5 each leg) Recovery 60 secs Tips Keeping your head and chest up, switch on your core muscles and take a wide step....

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  • Size Does Not Matter 3 Things I've Learned from Being a Curvy Yogi!
    Size Does Not Matter 3 Things I've Learned from Being a Curvy Yogi!

    by: Melinda Parrish I’m a size 16/18 woman and I’ve been practicing yoga for over ten years. Throughout my journey as a curvy yogi, I’ve learned so much about my body, about the yoga community, and about the practice of yoga that has all really enhanced my life! When you’re a curvy woman, it can often feel like your size limits you or keeps you from having things you want in life. Friends, this is simply NOT TRUE in general, but it’s especially not true in yoga. If you’ve been hesitating to...

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  • How Much Exercise Is Good For You?
    How Much Exercise Is Good For You?

    30 minutes of exercise a day is good for youIn the UK the recommendation from the government and the British Heart Foundation is for 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week for adults who fall into the 19-64 years of age category. However, there are various forms that this exercise can take and the UK’s National Health Service breaks that down into 3 sections. Either 150 minutes or two and half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week plus muscle-strengthening activities...

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  • Interval Training Workout: Get the Ideas for Routines
    Interval Training Workout: Get the Ideas for Routines

    START TOCEND TOCAre you pressed for time? Are you interested in improving your aerobic capacity and exercise performance in less than one-fifth the time of traditional endurance training? If so, then interval training is just what the exercise physiologist ordered. Indeed, research proves that you can improve your endurance and recovery from intense bouts of exercise with just one hour per week of interval training compared with five hours per week of traditional endurance training!...

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  • Refined Carbs and Sugar: The Diet Saboteurs
    Refined Carbs and Sugar: The Diet Saboteurs

    They’re the comfort foods we most often crave: pasta, fries, pizza, white bread, sugary desserts. But here’s how choosing healthier carbs can improve your health and waistline. Why are refined carbs and sugar so bad for your health? Refined or simple carbohydrates include sugars and refined grains that have been stripped of all bran, fiber, and nutrients. These include white bread, pizza dough, pasta, pastries, white flour, white rice, sweet desserts, and many breakfast portions of cereal....

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  • Top 10 Reasons For Overeating
    Top 10 Reasons For Overeating

    Pigging out, binge eating, stuffing your face, whatever you want to call it, overeating often seems to rear its ugly head. So what are the reasons for overeating and how can you prevent it?end : intro paragraphThe thing is, you can learn to spot the triggers of binge eating and overeating then employ a few little strategies to make sure you don't get tempted to overeat. Once you know these flash points and how to manage them your diet can stay binge free. Alternatively, you may not even...

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  • Alcohol And Running: The Effects Of Alcohol On Runners
    Alcohol And Running: The Effects Of Alcohol On Runners

    How much is too much?The guidelines on alcohol consumption in relation to general health vary from country to country, but in terms of drinking when you’re training for a race, it is a personal choice. Like most things in life, everything in moderation is probably a good thing. Indeed there is growing evidence that moderate amounts of alcohol can have a positive health benefit, like helping prevent heart disease, osteoporosis and reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease.But if you do...

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