"Exercise not only helps your immune system fight off simple bacterial and viral infections, it decreases your chances of developing heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.” The National Institute of Health
The above quotation, used on our page about the immune system, is from an excellent article published by the National Institute of Health entitled, “Exercise and immunity.”
The Nemours Foundation and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases28.03.2014
The immune system is the umbrella term for an extremely complex process which involves specialized cells, several major organs and a complicated set of biological procedures designed to rid us of toxins, waste, and to defend us from microscopic biological threats.
Below are definitions from two different health resources: KidsHealth.org, which is a part of The Nemours Foundation; a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the health of children, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is a associated with the National Institute of Health. Both of these organizations have extensive online information and are worth exploring.
A clinical trial was conducted by Dr. Joachim H. Schulz that focused on rebounding and it's benefits in the fight of preventing bone loss.
Dr Schulz is a specialist in general medicine with additional training and expertise in naturopathy, diabetology and clinical nutrition. He also has long-term clinical experience in surgery, cardiology, allergy and naturopathy and is Vice President of the Medical Society of Preventive Medicine and Naturopathic Therapies - Kneipp Medical Association.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation is the preeminent organization in the United States for information and research regarding osteoporosis. Here is how they descrive themselves on their website:
“The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research. Established in 1984, NOF is the nation's only health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.”
It's no secret the toll that stress can take on your body and mind. Whether it is a hard day at the office, at home, or a bad drive home from work, stress will undoubtedly rear it's head into our lives now and then.
A study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published by the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health was held “To determine if individuals participating in an evidence-based exercise program to reduce falls would demonstrate improvements in both physical and cognitive performance.”
“Vestibular Disorders” are conditions that effect a person’s balance and/or create feelings of disorientation. Since balance is controlled by the brain, inner ear, and visual input, problems with any combination of these can result in vestibular difficulty. (The term “vestibular” refers to a person’s perception of their body’s position or movement.)
It may seem strange that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an institution better known for number crunching than ab crunching, has put together such a nice, comprehensive outline of stretching techniques, but they have.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services27.03.2014
The American Heart Association’s recommendation of “150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise” per week is originally derived from a comprehensive group of studies and recommendations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services entitled, “2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.”
There's a common misconception in the fitness world and those new to it that high intensity workouts equal more fat burned. That's not necessarily true, and in fact, is in itself an unnecessary thought.