Morning walks could be better than drugs at lowering blood pressure, reveals study

Researchers at the University of Western Australia found that 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill in the morning improved participants’ blood pressure readings for the rest of the day. They say that for some individuals, the morning walking could replace the need for medication

Morning walks could be better than drugs at lowering blood pressure, reveals studyAccording to a new study published in the journal Hypertension, just half-an-hour of walking in the morning could be as effective as medication at lowering blood pressure. According to the charity Blood Pressure UK, about one-third of adults have high blood pressure, which is defined as a reading of more than 140/90mmHg and, in Britain, […]

4 ways to keep moving with joint pain

If you suffer from joint pain, exercise may seem like the last thing you want to do, or need to do. But the right exercises performed properly can be a long-lasting way to subdue ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. For some people, the right exercise routine can even help delay or sidestep surgery

4 ways to keep moving with joint painWhile exercise is great medicine, it only works if you carve out time to do it regularly. And sometimes the hardest part of a workout is getting started. Here are four ways to help you get your dose of physical activity: Carve out the time. Skip several half-hour TV shows a week or work out […]

Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s an effective life hack that you can follow

Have you recently carried heavy shopping bags up a few flights of stairs? Or run the last 100 metres (330 feet) to the station to catch your train? If you have, you may have unknowingly been doing a style of exercise called high-intensity incidental physical activity

Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s an effective life hack that you can followIn a paper, published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, shows this type of regular, incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing is likely to produce health benefits, even if you do it in 30-second bursts, spread over the day. In fact, incorporating more high intensity activity into our daily routines – […]

7 scientifically proven ways to lose body fat fast without any exercise and diet        

There are alternative and easy ways to reduce body fat for people unable to commit to a balanced diet and a good exercise routine

7 scientifically proven ways to lose body fat fast without any exercise and diet        It requires time and dedication to lose body fat through conventional diet and exercise. But for some people, giving the extra effort alone is already a challenge to reduce weight. Such problem is common for working men and women, students and parents aiming to get that flat belly because of tight schedules. Here are the […]

Study finds: Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work out

Exercise can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day or night in which people exercise

Study finds: Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work outThat’s according to new research in published in The Journal of Physiology. These findings suggest exercise could counter the effects of jet lag, shift work, and other disruptions to the body’s internal clock (e.g. military deployments) helping individuals adjust to shifted schedules. The circadian ‘body’ clock is the 24 hour cycle that regulates many physiological […]

Why timing your exercise after meals matters, especially if you are diabetic

If you have diabetes, you are always fighting to keep blood sugar under control. Here’s a way to dial up your efforts: Consider the timing of your workouts after meals

Why timing your exercise after meals matters, especially if you are diabeticExercising soon after eating has positive effects on blood sugar, says endocrinologist Betul Hatipoglu, MD. Another plus? Doing this can cut your risk of heart disease. How soon after meals? This can vary by the person. Here’s how to tell when it’s best for you. Why it’s better to exercise soon after eating Glucose levels […]

Study reveals that evening exercise can help reduce appetite and aid weight loss

For many, even the thought of fitting exercise in after a busy day at work can be as tiring as it is unappetising. The standing belief that high-intensity exercise should be avoided in the early evening due to its effect on sleep only serves to act as another barrier to exercise at this time

Study reveals that evening exercise can help reduce appetite and aid weight lossHowever, encouraging new research published in Experimental Physiology has suggested that 30 minutes of high-intensity exercise performed in the early evening does not negatively affect subsequent sleep, and may also reduce feelings of hunger. Researchers at Charles Sturt University in Australia recruited eleven middle-aged men to complete three experimental trials to investigate sleep and appetite […]

Heart patients advised to move around every 20 minutes to prolong life

Heart patients are being advised to move around every 20 minutes in a bid to prolong life following a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2018

Heart patients advised to move around every 20 minutes to prolong lifeCCC 2018 is being held 20 to 23 October in Toronto, Canada. Visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific sessions with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) as part of the ESC Global Activities programme. Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, and watching television. […]

To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tips

You may feel like you never want to go to the gym again. But exercise-induced muscle damage, and the steps you take to recover, are all part of becoming a better athlete, as long as you know your limits. Knowing the right steps to take for recovery is essential to repair muscle. Taking the right steps will also prevent injury. And the good news is, recovering and preventing injuries are easier than you think

To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tipsSome people call it “good” pain, but the truth is that no one really enjoys getting out of bed the morning after an intense workout. Your body is tense, your muscles feel weak and swollen, and you are ferociously hungry. First things first — stop overtraining: There is a growing amount of evidence that suggests […]
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