experts agree that physical activity is fundamental to fat loss
and sustained weight control. Studies suggest that the difference
between overweight and normal weight is not solely a product of
caloric intake. It is also a result of physical activity levels.
Sedentary lifestyle is a prime cause of chronic obesity. Besides
its role in weight control, regular exercise promotes numerous health
benefits and is a significant factor in improving your overall health
and fitness levels.
Many health problems that we think of as a part of die aging process
- such as lower back pain and heart disease - may actually be related
to lack of activity. That's why staying active helps people stay
healthy as they get older. People who incorporate exercise to their
daily routine tend to feel better and stay independent longer. The
key is varying activities to strengthen the heart and lungs and
to keep muscles flexible and strong. Here are some tips to get you
started. But you must, of course, check with your doctor before
undertaking any new program.
People often picture children playing games, running around a park
or bicycling to friend's houses. Yet, the reality is that many children
don't get enough physical activity. ...
and the Elderly
If you are over age 65, you know some of the natural effects
of aging. Here's a rundown of just a few of the many changes you
can expect to happen with greater likelihood after each birthday.......
Exercise is not only safe and acceptable for teen-agers, it is also
integral to gaining health benefits that can last a lifetime. Problems
that can arise from exercise are more commonly related to environmental
stresses such as dehydration and heat-related illnesses. ...
Kegel exercises are simple, easy-to-do workout schedules to strengthen
the muscles of the pelvic floor to improve vaginal, urinary and
rectal control. The two sets of muscles groups that surround the
vagina, urethra and rectum constitute the pelvic floor. They hold
the pelvic organs, uterus and bladder in place. ...
Obesity is one of the largest health problems afflicting our country,
and a growing concern, especially among our children. In fact, 33
percent of adults and 20 percent of children in the United States
are considered obese. ......
and Low Back Pain
If you have ever experienced either a sharp pain or dull ache in
your back, you are not alone. As many as eight out of 10 people
experience low-back pain at some time in their lives, often on a
Exercise and Hypertension
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is among the most common diseases.
In the United States alone, as many as 60 million people have elevated
blood pressure. Unless complications develop, most people with hypertension
have no symptoms....
Diabetes is a complicated disease that affects more than 14 million
people in the United States alone, with about 90 percent of the
diabetic population stricken by Type II (adult onset) diabetes.
Exercise can be extremely helpful if you have diabetes, whether
or not you are insulin dependent. However, never exercise if you
have high blood sugar plus ketones. Diabetes ketoacidosis can result.......
for the Heart
The best way to become less sedentary and improve your health is
by adopting a structured exercise program. Exercise not only reduces
the risk for heart disease, but it also can improve your physical
fitness after an incident of heart failure, while helping to prevent
many of the conditions that aggravate the disease....
If you experience arthritis pain, you certainly understand its limiting
effects on the body. Below are some of the symptoms that may result