"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.”
A terrific article by Gretchen Reynolds of the New York Times about the dangers of osteoporosis and what can be done to strengthen bones. To quote Dr Daniel Barry of the University of Colorado, Denver:
"'Jumping is great, if your bones are strong enough to begin with,' Dr. Barry says.
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.”
According to their homepage, The National Weight Control Registry “is the largest prospective investigation of long-term successful weight loss maintenance.”
The website includes research finding and success stories of people who have been able to lose a great deal of weight and keep it off. “Registry members have lost an average of 66 lbs and kept it off for 5.5 years.”
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.
The Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis is one of the world’s leading research hospitals and their website is a fund of information for the public. The articles are well written, very readable and informative. It’s a really good health resource.
“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.)
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.”
Aaron Bubbico, B.S. and Len Kravitz, PhD25.03.2014
Aaron Bubbico and Len Kravtiz, PhD, of Idea Fitness Journal wrote something extremely interesting back in October in 2010...
“Due to muscle mass and strength decreases associated with aging and inactivity (referred to as sarcopenia), it is valuable to know that eccentric strength training is a principal training technique that can be incorporated with older male and female clients.