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

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

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

Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

While it’s well-known that exercise is important to maintain good health, specifics like the best time to work out remain nebulous and confusing. Now, a team led by British researchers suggests that one optimal time to work out is before eating breakfast. In their study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the researchers report … Continue reading Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

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

Exercising helps prevent and reduce an angry mood: Study

The next time you find yourself feeling intense bouts of anger, try doing a couple of jumping jacks or a round or two of cycling. This is according to a team of researchers who found that acute aerobic exercise, such as jumping jacks or brisk walking, can help minimize or even dispel feelings of anger. The … Continue reading Exercising helps prevent and reduce an angry mood: Study

Don’t overdo it: Extreme physical exertion linked to impaired decision-making

Regular exercise is essential for good health. Too much exercise, however, can tire out the brain and cause mental fatigue associated with impulsive behavior and poor decision-making, according to new research. Published in the journal Current Biology, the findings showed that exercise overload led to the diminished activation of the lateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that is critical for … Continue reading Don’t overdo it: Extreme physical exertion linked to impaired decision-making

Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

It’s no secret that shedding a healthy number of pounds is good for you. Keeping the weight off, however, is equally important to sustain the health benefits of weight loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut found that cardiometabolic improvements as a result of weight loss get reverted among people who regained … Continue reading Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

Looking to boost your physical performance? This supplement can do more than just alleviate fatigue

According to Japanese researchers, taking a supplement that contains antioxidants, healthy fats and amino acids could help improve athletic performance and reduce fatigue. In a study published in the Japanese Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers described how a combination of these nutrients led to significant improvements in female athletes. Besides reducing fatigue in the legs, they also observed … Continue reading Looking to boost your physical performance? This supplement can do more than just alleviate fatigue