Understanding Exercise Dependence

Understanding Exercise Dependence

Regular exercise can be a good thing for people who live to stay fit. It is even essential in order to have a healthy and long life. But there are also times when people might just overdo it. Exercise can become an addiction for some people that what may become known as exercise dependence. Exercise […]

Dangers of Skipping Exercise

Dangers of Skipping Exercise

Regular exercise has long been associated with good health. Combined with the proper and well-balanced diet, exercise becomes a more potent weapon for losing weight. Skipping on exercise may lead to certain health risks. Here are some of them.Increased Mortality RiskPeople who are least fit have a mortality risk three times more than that of the most fit. But a study also showed that when the least fit group was compared to the next least fit, group researchers found out that the differences bet…

Microfracture Knee Surgery

Microfracture Knee Surgery

Microfracture knee surgery is a relatively new technique developed to help repair damaged cartilage in the knee. It is a technique that helps provide people an option other than having total knee surgery as a treatment for certain knee injuries. Microfracture surgery is considered less invasive and can take only hours for doctors to do. This can also mean lesser time for the patients to recuperate and get back to their normal lives after the procedure. Surgical ProcedureMicrofracture knee surger…

Treatment for Your Tennis Elbow

Treatment for Your Tennis Elbow

If you have been playing tennis, you may have felt an unbearable pain on your elbow that only goes worse as you move your wrist.  You are probably suffering from lateral epicondylitis, also known as “inflammation to the outside elbow bone” or simply “tennis elbow.”DefinitionA tennis elbow is a condition wherein the outer part of your elbow becomes painful and tender.  Although this injury is common among tennis players, it can actually happen to almost anybody.This injury is caused by a repetiti…

Does Sex Burn Calories

Does Sex Burn Calories

Did you know that having sex three times a week burns the same amount of calories when running several miles per week?It has been found that sex produces hormones that give you a good work out. Yes, you read it right, just like when you exercise. It also boosts you immune system, lowers cholesterol level, relieves stress and reduces pain levels. Sex and weight lossAnd just like exercising, sex burns calories.A scientific estimate puts it at 177 calories (burned) for each hour of sex. A recent st…

Avoiding Couch Potato Syndrome

Avoiding Couch Potato Syndrome

Every year millions of Americans resolve to go on a diet, lose weight and exercise. Every year, millions of Americans give up on their resolutions. People, experts and laymen alike, wonder why we break our resolution to get fit. In one article in livescience.com, writer Benjamin Radford discovered that we simply lack the will power to do it and/or we just do not care.Couch potato syndrome Other experts however, name the couch potato syndrome as the culprit behind the growing number of overweight…

Walking Helps Maintain Mental And Spiritual Well-being

Walking Helps Maintain Mental And Spiritual Well-being

According to a study, walking is beneficial not only to an individual’s well-being but to one’s mind as well. A 45-minute walk in a 16-minute mile pace is said to increase the thinking capacity of people who are over 60 years old. When the participants started walking for about 15 minutes and increased their speed as well as their time, it was discovered that their mental capacities grew sharper. Getting smart means walkingSince endorphins are released in the body through any form of exercise, e…

Benefits of Tai Chi

Benefits of Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese martial art that emphasizes meditation. Over the years, Tai Chi has spread far outside of China. The technique of Tai Chi integrates mind and body, promotes well being and good health. Like many diet, health and fitness practices, Tai Chi is more of a preventive means than it is a cure. Here are some of Tai Chi’s other benefits.Increases BalanceTai Chi exercise movements are very coordinated. Over time, it will help increase your balance. Balance is important in activi…

Being Active and Healthy in Middle Age

Being Active and Healthy in Middle Age

Adopting a healthy lifestyle even in middle age can lower the risk for heart disease and even premature death.  According to a research in South Carolina, middle-aged adults who began eating five or more fruits and vegetables everyday, exercising for at least 2 ½ hours a week, keeping weight down, and not smoking decreased their risk of heart disease by as much as 35 percent and risk of death by up to 40 percent in the four years after they have started.However, that does not mean that you have …

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety

Biking is one of the many things that you can do for exercise. It allows you to put in much-needed cardiovascular exercise in your daily routine, it keeps your legs strong and your heart pumping and it also allows you to look at the different sceneries in your very own neighborhood. You might be surprised to what biking may be able to do for you in the long haul. We encourage you to try on this new hobby and see yourself to a fit body by pedaling instead of running. But before you hop onto that …