Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cooper Aerobics on why VO2 matters

When it comes to health, VO2 max can be a predictor of your longevity. Research shows 100 percent of cardiac patients with a VO2 max greater than 32 mls/kg/min were alive after three years, whereas 70 percent of those with a VO2 max less than 22 mls/kg/min had passed away.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tea Trumps Coffee

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fitness Bands ... The New Pedometer and More

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Confirmation on Combining Diet and Exercise

Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY8:58 p.m. EDT April 21, 2013 People who tackle diet and exercise at the same time do better at making healthy changes. Study finds people make greater strides if they change diet and exercise habits at the same time This conflicts with current wisdom that it's better to make changes one at a time. Dietitian: When people become physically active, they want to eat better Folks who want to get in better shape and eat healthier are often encouraged to make one change at a time, but a new study finds that people are the most successful when they tackle their diet and exercise habits simultaneously.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Start a New Walking Program

Recent studies have shown an increase of inactive adults in the United States. This is a problem when you consider that physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease. But, it's a problem that can be fixed.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How Nutrition Affects Your Health

Maintain a Healthy Weight One of the most important nutrition principles is to maintain a caloric balance in your body. You want to make sure that over time your caloric intake is balanced by your “caloric burn” or energy expenditure. This is the key to maintaining a healthy weight. Numerous medical studies reveal the dangers associated with an unhealthy body weight. As the U.S. experiences a rapid increase in obesity among adults and children, physicians are seeing increased numbers of patients with related illnesses including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a healthy body weight should be a top health goal. Proper nutrition is a vital part of this process.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cardiovascular and Stroke and Mediterranean Diet

A new study was published recently that has been frequently reported on by various news agencies. Most of the news reports have focused on the improvement in rate of occurrence of cardiovascular disease experienced by persons 55 to 80 years old. In fact the study, available at furnished link, is entitled, "Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet." One news account made reference the prevention rate of stroke being more prevalent when the Mediterranean Diet included nuts. Table 3. Outcomes According to Study Group bears that claim out. The apparent protection against stroke seems to be as prevalent as protection against cardiovascular disease .... so a double endorsement of a Mediterranean Diet that includes nuts!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fighting the Silent Killer

According to the American Heart Association, about one in three U.S. adults have high blood pressure or hypertension, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people do not know they have it. In fact, many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Moving More Can Be Family Activity

Many just need to take the first step, making small changes such as walking more, giving up soda and eating more vegetables, Stoler says.