According to the National Institute of Health, almost everyone has had one before. It’s a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor. Over 30 million people experience them and about 20% have them recurrently. Do you get a headache just thinking about having a headache? Well don’t stress yourself out about it because a new study is showing that people who stress more also have more headaches. German researchers are concluding that it doesn’t matter which came first, the chicken or the egg because stress and headaches come hand in hand. For several Americans, stress and headaches have become the new Bonnie and Clyde. Continue Reading →
Its 2014 and you’re committed to living a happier and healthier life. And although exercise is only one component of living healthy, it is a vital one that is not adhered to by many with less than 20% of Americans exercising the daily recommended amount. Exercise brings numerous benefits including weight loss, lower/better managed blood pressure and blood glucose levels, strength building and agility and even has shown to enhance memory and mood. And because it’s’ no secret that healthy has become the new sexy, you decided to join a gym. Now what? The gym can feel like a different planet… it has its own culture, language, idiosyncrasies, and even customs. Here are a few tips on how you can acclimate to your new healthy home away from home. Continue Reading →
While making better food choices is important to being healthy, exercising and being physically active is just as important if not more. According to researchers at the Centers of Disease Control, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans do not get the recommended amounts of exercise each week, potentially setting themselves up for years of health problems. And with 2 out of every 3 Americans being overweight and obese, its obvious we’ve got some work to do.
But how does one adhere to their new year resolutions to exercise more when being faced with some cold, windy, icy and in some places snowy challenges? Perhaps, taking advantage of it as a twofer is something that might interest you. Did you know that your metabolism rate speeds up in cold weather? Its true! So take advantage of the doubled up ante and exercise in a little bit of cold weather and burn more calories. So don’t throw in the towel just yet – there are some things you should know and can do to still get your exercise on in cold and extreme weathers.
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