Posts Tagged ‘heart’

Know your heart attack risks!

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Worst jobs for your heart

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Best Exercise Equipment For Seniors

Hello everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Tom who writes for Assisted Living Today.


As a person gets older, exercising becomes more and more important. A common misconception is that working out and staying fit are for the young and the vain, those who want to show off during the summer months on the beach. Exercise is about more than the external; it is also about the internal which is particularly important for older generations. Working out means a healthier heart, improved mobility and being more independent. More often than not seniors feel intimidated by the prospect of working out because they aren’t sure what type of exercise equipment is best suited for them. Luckily there are countless products on the …

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20 Ways to Get Fit for Free

Hello everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Christine who is a freelance writer and self proclaimed fitness freak.


With the New Year in full swing, you are likely working on your resolution to get fit and healthy. Are you searching for a way to get fit without spending money? If so, the following information will be helpful for you. Below are 20 ways to get fit for free.

1) Train For A 5K:- Running is a great way to get fit. Choose an upcoming 5k in your area and get busy training.

2) Join A Walking Group:- Walking briskly for 30 minutes to an hour a day can also help you get fit. Join a walking group and enjoy the …

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20 Promising Xanthophyll Health Benefits

The xanthophylls are a group of phytonutrients (non-essential, plant based nutrients that have numerous health benefits in humans). There are 5 main xanthophylls: – Astaxanthin. – Canthaxanthin. – Cryptoxanthin. – Lutein. – Zeaxanthin. The xanthophylls can be sourced from fish, fruits, vegetables and certain peppers and spices. Whilst they are not classed as essential nutrients, studies have shown that they have a wide range of potential health benefits in humans. In this article I will be providing a full overview of these and listing 20 of the promising xanthophyll health benefits:

1) ACTING AS ANTIOXIDANTS:- All 5 of the xanthophylls are powerful antioxidants which protect your …

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Endurance exercise linked to damage in right ventricle of heart

Researchers have found the first evidence that some athletes who take part in extreme endurance exercise such as marathons, endurance triathlons, alpine cycling or ultra triathlons may incur damage to the right ventricles of their hearts – one of the four chambers in the heart involved in pumping blood around the body.

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Kevin Perry

Kevin Perry began working as a Personal Trainer in 2004 after becoming certified by the National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT). Since then Kevin has earned two certifications from the American Fitness Professionals Association (AFPA) as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Counselor and as a Sports Conditioning Specialist, as well as a Boot Camp Instructor Certification from Boot Camp Challenge (BCC). He is now the Personal Training Director for Evolve Fitness Framingham.

 Well versed in a variety of techniques, Kevin’s specialties include weight loss management, lean mass gains, performance enhancement training, and nutrition guidance. Depending upon his assessment of client needs and goals, Kevin focuses on using a diverse selection of exercise methodology ranging from high intensity functional and kettle bell training, to a more moderate style, …

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Physically Active During and After Pregnancy

Yes! If you are a healthy pregnant or postpartum woman, physical activity is good for your overall health. For
example, moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking, keeps your heart and lungs healthy during
and after pregnancy. Physical activity also helps improve your mood throughout the postpartum period. After
you have your baby, exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, and when combined with eating fewer calories
helps with weight loss.

According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans:
• Healthy women should get at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) per week of moderate-intensity
aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, during and after their pregnancy. It is best to spread this activity
throughout the week.
• Healthy women who already do vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as running, or large amounts of
activity can continue doing so during and after their pregnancy provided they stay healthy …

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How Much Physical Activity Do Older Adults Need?

Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others.

Not doing any physical activity can be bad for you, no matter your age or health condition. Keep in mind, some physical activity is better than none at all. Your health benefits will also increase with the more physical activity that you do.

If you’re 65 years of age or older, are generally fit, and have no limiting health conditions you can follow the guidelines listed below.

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the 2008 Physical …

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How Much Physical Activity Do Adults Need?

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health–aerobic and muscle-strengthening.
For Important Health Benefits Adults Need At Least:
1. 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week and
2. muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
1. 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week and
2. muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
1. An equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity …

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