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Fitness and Your Teenager
Jul09

Fitness and Your Teenager

In the teen years, kids who once used to be bundles of nonstop energy might start to lose interest in physical activity. Between school, studying, friends and even part-time jobs, they’re juggling a lot of interests and responsibilities. However, kids who started out enjoying sports and exercise tend to stay active throughout their lives, so they might just need a little encouragement to keep it going during the teen years....

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The Real Effects of Exercise on Weight Loss
Apr14

The Real Effects of Exercise on Weight Loss

How exercise affects body weight is one of the more intriguing and vexing issues in physiology. Exercise burns calories and so it should, in theory, produce weight loss, a fact that has prompted countless people to undertake exercise programs to shed pounds. Without significantly changing their diets, few people succeed. “Anecdotally, all of us have been cornered by people claiming to have spent hours each week walking, running,...

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Dealing with Toxic Burden When Losing Weight
Feb19

Dealing with Toxic Burden When Losing Weight

There are risks when you are successful with weight loss. Yes, you work hard and remain disciplined, but you may be putting your health at risk by losing weight.  Although that doesn’t seem to make sense because losing weight is supposed to help you become healthier, anything that is fat soluble is mobilized and released into your body when you lose weight. For example, most people lose approximately 1 lb/.45 kg over the course of a...

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Exercises and Nutrition to Avoid Getting Sick during the Flu and Cold Season
Jan07

Exercises and Nutrition to Avoid Getting Sick during the Flu and Cold Season

The immune system must be fueled in order to stay maximally efficient. Regular moderate exercise is associated with a reduced incidence of infection compared with a completely sedentary state1. Yet, over exercising can lead to short-term negative effects on your immune system. With this fact in mind, do not over train or take on a workout routine that is excessively strenuous during the winter season when cold and flu viruses are...

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Lack of Physical Activity in Children Leads to Metabolic Syndrome
Nov26

Lack of Physical Activity in Children Leads to Metabolic Syndrome

A lack of physical activity and fitness as a child can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, according to an ongoing study that started in 2008 and is being conducted by Robert McMurray and his team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For the first time, the study was able to confirm that heart disease factors, known collectively as metabolic syndrome, in teenagers are influenced by a child’s level of...

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How to Prevent and Treat Sunburns
Nov26

How to Prevent and Treat Sunburns

Sunburn, just like any other burn, means that the skin has become damaged from excess exposure to either direct or radiant heat. The moment your skin starts to tingle or feel hot, you need to get out of the sun. Prevention is Worth a Ton of Cure When spring and summer arrive, start your sun exposure slow. It takes several days to weeks for skin to naturally tan and gain a certain level of protection from the sun. It is always best to...

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