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Some Exercise Is Better Than No Exercise

The latest publication on this topic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans that states that a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of combined moderate-intensity aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activities done every week, and spread out over at least 2 days a week (i.e. 75 minutes x 2 days, or 50 minutes x 3 days, etc.), are needed to maintain your health. Add to this a simple stretch routine and you have a workable formula for protecting your health in the present and preventing disease in the future.

Six Excuses For Not Exercising

How many individuals do you know who regularly give reasons on why they cannot do exercise? Are you one of them? I’ve heard hundreds of excuses why people skip exercises and I’m not excluded.

Running Injuries – Tips On How To Prevent Them

Several years ago my husband and I ran a full marathon together. Anyone who has run one will tell you that the 26.2 mile race is hard, but the training is even harder. The training is grueling and requires fierce discipline, but it is incredibly rewarding and worth every mile. I was fortunate to train and run the race while only having a minor flare-up of tendonitis in my knee. However, a short year later after beginning to run again, I would end up with an incredibly painful case of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot. How did I get through a marathon with a simple flare-up only to get injured later while only running three miles a day?

How Does Music Accelerates Your Workout Performance?

If you have ever observed people working out in gym while listening to music, you might have noticed that they do not take workout as doing something “imposed upon activity”. They are actually enjoying what they are doing.

Low Carb Diets Love Fitness

First, let’s consider the benefits of adding more activity for physical fitness to your low carb diet: – Activity helps to control weight. – Activity reduces your risk for diabetes as well as cancer and even Alzheimer’s. – Activity decreases stress and strengthens your body and mind. – Activity slows the effects of aging. All of these benefits far outweigh the negatives. In fact the only negative to physical fitness is boredom might set in and finding the time can be a real challenge. You can do the minimum recommended exercise of just 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week, or kick it up a notch and maximize the benefits and exercise at least 30 minutes a day 5-6 times a week. It’s up to you and even the smallest amount of exercise will improve your health and fitness as well as your weight loss results while on a low carb diet.

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