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Being Active in Middle Age is Like Money in the Bank

Saving for retirement is much like exercise: It’s better to start sooner than later to reap the rewards later in life. “Think about your health like a bank,” says Kathleen Trotter, fitness expert and author of Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit. “You want to put as much [ read more » ]

Exercise during pregnancy improves health and reduces complications

Physical activity is a critical component of achieving a healthy pregnancy – with fewer complications and better physical and emotional wellness for the mother, and better outcomes for the baby – according to new national guidelines. Those who follow the guideline can reduce the risk of pregnancy-related illness such as depression by at least 25 [ read more » ]

Moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for health

The observational study of more than 15,400 people from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) in the USA found that diets both low (< 40% energy) and high (>70% energy) in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates (50-55% of energy) had the lowest risk of mortality. The [ read more » ]

Exercise and its mental health benefits

A new large-scale U.S. study has found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month compared to people who do not exercise. However, working out too much could actually have the opposite effect. Carried out by a team at Yale University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Laureate Institute [ read more » ]

Five Effective Back Pain Prevention Exercises!

We all have different pain triggers affecting the low back. Improper spinal movements, a fall, sport injuries and many other muscle strains can all make an impact. Watch the video below for five easy exercises to help prevent and potentially reduce low back pain. You may need more stability while others may need more mobility, [ read more » ]

Massage Therapy & Asthma Relief

How Massage Therapy Helps When You Are Suffering From Asthma If you want to breathe a sigh of relief without ever worrying about an asthmatic attack, then you definitely need to get a good massage. Massage therapy for asthma is the kind of treatment that relaxes all the vital respiratory muscles and allows your lungs [ read more » ]

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