Monday, March 18, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: cardiovascular events, diabetes, fitness, goodhealth, goodmedicine, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, high cholesterol, hypercholesterolemia, metabolic syndrome, physical activity, prevention, regular exercise, resistance exercise, strength training, stroke, weight training, weightlifting (Natural News) When it comes to exercise, strength training is often associated with better bone health, whereas aerobic (also called cardio) exercise is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. However, weightlifting can help “reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke,” says a study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Weightlifting and heart health For the study, Duck-Chul Lee, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University (ISU), and his team analyzed data from more than 13,000 adults in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study. The researchers measured three health … [Read more...] about Lifting weights for about an hour a week lowers your risk of heart attack by up to 70%
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Lifting weights — even for less than an hour a week — is associated with a reduced risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to a study by Iowa State University researchers. That benefit appears to be independent of how much time people spend doing aerobic activities, such as running, walking and biking, the study also found. These findings underscore the importance of including some kind of regular resistance exercises — ones that strengthen muscles — in our physical activity routines. They also support the U.S. government’s recently updated “Physical Activity Guidelines,” which recommend that adults engage in muscle-strengthening activity, such as lifting weights or doing push-ups, at least two days each week. “People may think they need to spend a lot of time lifting weights, but just two sets of bench presses that take less than five minutes could be effective,” says Duck-Chul Lee, the study’s senior author and an … [Read more...] about Lifting weights, even for under an hour a week, is linked to lower risk of heart attack and stroke
Could your slow metabolism be the real reason why you can’t shift that weight gain? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk You're eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/could-your-slow-metabolism-be-the-real-reason-why-you-cant-shift-that-weight-gain-37445429.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37445423.ece/cec3f/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-23_lif_45118320_I2.JPG Email You're eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued? Perhaps … [Read more...] about Could your slow metabolism be the real reason why you can’t shift that weight gain?
Vesnaandjic Technically, your metabolism is the process by which your body breaks down food and converts it into energy. Un-technically, it's that thing that you want to speed up as much as possible to help you lose weight. For that, we're here to help. While your metabolism is largely hereditary and can slow down with age, research shows some foods, behaviors, and activities can raise or lower your metabolism, therefore changing the amount of energy your body burns during a specific period of time. Some trendy approaches to boosting metabolism have gained attention in recent years—intermittent fasting, apple cider vinegar, etc.—but there's no evidence to suggest they have any significant effect on metabolism and could even have a negative effect on your overall health. Instead, incorporate these habits into your everyday routine to give your metabolism a helpful boost. View Gallery 31 Photos Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 of 31 Drink coffee or … [Read more...] about 31 Ways to Boost Metabolism and Lose Weight
Losing weight is hard but maintaining your physique can be even harder. In fact, most people who lose weight gain some, if not all, of it back over time. While many dieters might fall back to old habits after they hit their goal weight, re-gaining lost weight is primarily a matter of biology. When you start shedding pounds, your energy supply, or fat deposits, become depleted. Hormones like leptin, a chemical responsible for regulating energy levels and body weight, send signals to your brain indicating that your fat stores have fallen below a critical level. Your brain responds by setting off a chain reaction aimed at packing the pounds back on, triggering large increases in appetite and food cravings. The good news? Regardless of your body chemistry, there are steps you can take to win the battle of the bulge and maintain a healthy weight. 1. Don’t fall prey to old habits Old habits die hard, but it is important to stick with new routines once you’ve hit your … [Read more...] about Seven tips for keeping off the weight once you lose it