10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart disease

A new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, shows the many ways in which depression negatively affects health and highlights the benefits of exercise for relieving depression and keeping the heart healthy

Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart diseaseDepression raises the risk of heart disease in people who haven’t had a history of cardiovascular problems. For those who have already been diagnosed with heart disease, depression raises their mortality risk. In fact, some studies have revealed that people with depression are at high risk of arrhythmia. Others, meanwhile, have pointed out that people […]

Dog owners more likely to meet weekly exercise targets, finds study

Dog owners are estimated to be four times more likely than non-dog owning adults to meet recommended physical activity guidelines, according to new University of Liverpool research

Dog owners more likely to meet weekly exercise targets, finds studyThe findings, which are published today in Scientific Reports, highlight the role that dogs may have in helping to keep humans healthy. It is recommended that adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week. However, this is achieved by only 66% of men and 58% of women in England and […]

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia risk

The report, which combines the work of 24 international experts, says lifestyle factors can play a major role in increasing or reducing an individual's dementia risk. It examines the benefits of building a "cognitive reserve", which means strengthening the brain's networks so it can continue to function in later life despite damage

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia riskOne in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in […]

Can’t work out during the week? ‘Weekend warriors’ still benefit

Daily exercise may be the ideal, but even weekend workouts might prolong your life, a new study suggests

Can’t work out during the week? ‘Weekend warriors’ still benefitIn a study of more than 3,400 men and women over age 40, researchers found those who exercised one or two days a week had the same low death rates as those who exercised more frequently. “One of the main concerns to increasing physical activity is limited time, particularly multiple days a week,” said lead […]

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know

Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated, in short, the last thing they would want to do. Instead, it probably should be one of the first

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know“We’re trying to make it clear that exercise is as much a part of the standard of care as aspirin or statins or beta blockers,” said cardiologist Dr Benjamin D. Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and a professor of medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. That […]

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

When was the last time you measured your resting heart rate? Having a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute (bpm) during middle-age may double the risk for early death, according to new research published in the journal Open Heart

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die earlyThe study involved hundreds of men who had their resting rates measured on two occasions over the space of 10 years. A resting heart rate of 75-bpm (which is considered normal by the UK NHS) was shown to double the risk of early death. Men whose heart rate increased during their 50s were also more […]

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patients

Blood pressure reductions were most significant for those who started exercising within six months of their stroke. The drop was also more significant for those who also received lessons on diet and health

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patientsPeople who have had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies “One of the challenges with stroke and exercise is that some people think they can’t because they have limited mobility,” said Ada Tang of McMaster University […]

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you are

When you say healthy, it often brings to mind an image of person that exercises all the time and only eats nutritious food while avoiding junk like candy and fast food

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you areHowever, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of ‘physical, mental, and social well-being, and the resources to live a full life.’ Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating healthy and pairing it […]

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke

Unmarried people were also 43 per cent more likely to die from heart disease and 55 per cent more likely to die from strokes, researchers report in the journal Heart

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokePeople who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 34 previous studies involving more than two million people. Overall, they found that compared to married people, adults who were divorced, widowed or […]
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