Slow down and breathe: Low impact cardio exercises help relieve chronic pain in your knees and lower back

If you’re suffering from joint and back pain, it’s a good idea to slow down. Intense and heavy exercises can put stress on your body even more and make you feel more spent than refreshed after every workout. Try low-impact cardio exercises for a change. These are slow-burn exercises that go easy on your body and … Continue reading Slow down and breathe: Low impact cardio exercises help relieve chronic pain in your knees and lower back

Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Exercise forms an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Health experts recommend exercising regularly to maintain a healthy weight, ward off diseases and boost longevity, among other things. For people with Type 2 diabetes, working out on the regular becomes even more urgent. Studies show that exercising regularly helps lower blood sugar, avoid diabetes complications and more. Why is exercise … Continue reading Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Exercise can delay the development of Type 1 diabetes

When a person has Type 1 diabetes, they are unable to produce insulin, which the body needs to manage blood sugar. But according to a study led by researchers from the University of Birmingham, individuals with this lifelong condition can delay its progression through regular exercise during the first few months of diagnosis. If left untreated, Type 1 diabetes can make your … Continue reading Exercise can delay the development of Type 1 diabetes

Understanding the importance of the human endocannabinoid system for healthy aging

In this article, a researcher at the University of California, Davis discussed current knowledge of the key components of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that contribute to appetite and influence energy metabolism, as well as dietary factors that affect the activation of cannabinoid receptors and their impact on the brain. This review was published in the journal Nutrition Research. … Continue reading Understanding the importance of the human endocannabinoid system for healthy aging

Lockdown-defiant gym owner in NJ now offering memberships for non-vaccinated people

An owner of a gym in New Jersey is now offering gym memberships to people who have declined the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. Atilis Fitness Club co-owner Ian Smith posted the promotion on his Twitter account. Back in May 2020, Smith’s gym gained national attention after it refused to comply with state lockdown mandates. “We are giving … Continue reading Lockdown-defiant gym owner in NJ now offering memberships for non-vaccinated people

Stuck indoors? Here’s how you can get a good workout at home

Working from home offers many benefits, such as cutting out horrible rush hour traffic from your daily routine altogether. But working from home may also have some cons, such as making it easier to skip your workout because it’s more comfortable to watch TV all day than exercise. If you’re concerned about gaining weight while staying … Continue reading Stuck indoors? Here’s how you can get a good workout at home

Even short periods of being sedentary is bad for your heart, caution researchers

Researchers from the University of Liverpool in the U.K. found that short periods of being sedentary can worsen cardiometabolic health. In a study published in the journal Diabetologia, the researchers revealed that reducing physical activity for at least two weeks can lead to a rise in blood sugar levels, disrupt cholesterol levels and impair cardiorespiratory fitness. Increased sedentary behavior worsens cardiometabolic health It’s no … Continue reading Even short periods of being sedentary is bad for your heart, caution researchers

Exploring the beneficial effects of Rhodiola rosea and Panax ginseng on metabolic parameters

In this study, researchers at the University of Marilia in Brazil evaluated the effects of Rhodiola rosea (rose root) and Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) on metabolic profile and muscle damage parameters. Their findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Adaptogen-based formulations have been used not only in traditional medicine but also in medical practice to increase the resistance of individuals.R. … Continue reading Exploring the beneficial effects of Rhodiola rosea and Panax ginseng on metabolic parameters

Polish gym rebrands itself as a “church” to skirt coronavirus restrictions

A gym in Krakow, Poland, is rebranding itself as a “church” to stay open amid the country’s lockdown orders. In an Oct. 17 Facebook post by its manager Marta Jamróz, Atlantic Sports Fitness announced that “a religious congregation of members [is] starting today at … the ‘Church of the Healthy Body.’” Jamroz also dubbed the gym’s trainers … Continue reading Polish gym rebrands itself as a “church” to skirt coronavirus restrictions

Simple desk exercises to relieve your aches and pains

Contrary to what people might think, work-related disorders aren’t just limited to those who work in heavy manufacturing or construction. They can, in fact, occur in all work environments – including office spaces. This is because repetitive motion – such as the ones eight in 10 American office workers are prone to doing – can … Continue reading Simple desk exercises to relieve your aches and pains