The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable. There is no single cause for heart disease, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing it. Non-modifiable risk factors increasing age having family history of heart disease Modifiable risk factors smoking - both active smoking and being expos ..
Research in the US have shown that tiny movements we make constantly – from fidgeting to toe tapping can really add up to big energy burners. Researchers refer to these tiny incidental activities as “NEAT”, which stands for “Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis”, and over time they really can make a huge differe ..
Here are 10 exercises to get you toned and terrific for the warmer months! No. 1: Squats With an Exercise Ball 1. Stand with the exercise ball propped between your lower (lumbar) spine and a wall, pressing slightly into the ball. With hands at your sides or on hips, check that your feet are hip-width apart and slightly in front of you. ..
Adopt these 4 easy tactics to burn calories in your everyday. Take the Stairs If you were to climb stairs for 15 minutes, you’d burn approximately 137 calories. If you don’t have stairs at home or work, buy yourself a small stair step that you can use while watching TV. You don’t even have to step during your shows &ndas ..
Recent research shows a clear connection between meat consumption and the likeliness of having a stroke. One study found the total consumption of fresh and processed red meat is significantly positively associated with risk of total stroke. Each daily serving of meat increased this risk by 11- 13%. Skipping meat one day a week can be an ea ..
Before jumping on the treadmill or cross trainer, follow these quick and easy warm up exercises to help you get the most out of your training. Ankle circles: Stand on one foot and lift the other off the ground. Slowly flex that raised ankle through its full range of motion, making circles with the toes. Do six to eight circles in each direc ..
You've heard the old saying: Slow and steady wins the race. Well, it may also burn more calories, at least in the long run. Researchers at Maastricht University in the Netherlands concluded that people who engage in moderate physical activity, such as walking and biking, had the highest overall physical activity levels. Their study ..
View the latest videos of Ian Jacobs live on stage at the 2011 Fitness & Health Expo in Brisbane. See the Multiple World Champion train on his CombatZone training partner. Watch an exclusive interview about fitness and nutrition with Ian and ‘Natural Mr Olympia’ Kiyoshi Moody. Also, check out Ian with boxing beginner S ..
Why it causes weight gain: Are you often surprised by how late it is when you finally hit the sack? Your nighttime routine may be affecting your weight, claims a new study from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the US. Researchers discovered those who go to bed late consume 1042 more kilojoules a day, twice as m ..
Carry cash and you’ll be less likely to splurge on unhealthy treats and junk food, claims a study published in the Journal of Consumer Research. Cash payments are psychologically more painful than card payments, and this pain of payment can curb impulsive responses to buy unhealthy food items, found the researchers. You always start t ..