Another Unexpected Benefit of Exercise

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Consistent, easy on the body exercising will help out most health issues. Almost any health issue will be less reactive, less irritated, and recover quicker, when someone is exercising consistently.

Recently, a study came out proving the benefits of exercise on depression. The study is going to be published in the journal Cell.

It has been known anecdotally that exercise helps improve our mental outlook. Its effects on mood elevation are well known. Exercise releases endorphins and other feel good hormones that are responsible for the “runner’s high.”  This runner’s high can keep people exercising for years. Continue reading Another Unexpected Benefit of Exercise

If You’re Not A Professional Athlete, Then You Don’t Need To Train Like One

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Time Magazine recently ran an article discussing the cult of Cross Fit and its effects on the body. Cross Fit is not the only extreme exercise system out there. P90X and Insanity Workout are two other currently popular extreme exercise systems out there.

These extreme exercise systems do work, and they work well, if you can stick with them and avoid injury long enough to get results.

These systems work on the premise that you have to push yourself hard to get to the next level of fitness. When everything is going right, these systems will help you to burn calories, build muscle, lose weight and get into shape. But that is only if everything is working right. Continue reading If You’re Not A Professional Athlete, Then You Don’t Need To Train Like One

How to Start Exercising

 

It happens very frequently. Someone who hasn’t exercised in years wants to start exercising, eating right and living a healthy lifestyle.

That person starts exercising and starts eating healthy. But within 1 to 2 months they stop. Why?

Did they start out too hard? Did they injure themselves? Did they reach the end of their resolve to eat sprouts and greens all day long? Was it all too much? Are there people who are just not meant to exercise and eat right? Are there people who are not meant to get into good shape, reduce pain and increase their activity levels? Continue reading How to Start Exercising