As you juggle work and family, be mindful that research shows active parents raise active children. Fitness should always be a priority in a family’s daily schedule. The American Heart Association recommends that healthy children, age 2 and older, participate in an hour of moderate to vigorous activity every day. Children who meet this goal will find … Continue reading Tips to Get Your Family Active – Together | American Heart Association
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have come closer to understanding the diverse effects of different forms of training. In a new study published in the scientific Journal of Clinical Investigation -- Insight, the researchers show that cardio training on an exercise bike causes three times as large an increase in the production of the … Continue reading Cardio Exercise and Strength Training Affect Hormones Differently New Study Finds || ScienceDaily
Not getting enough exercise? You're not alone, suggests a report published online June 28, 2018, by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. Researchers looked at health survey information collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia from 2010 to 2015. The results: Among adults ages 18 to 64 years old, just … Continue reading Americans aren’t meeting exercise goals – Harvard Health
The Ultimate Guide to Cholesterol: Getting to Know the Good, the Bad and the Ugly About Your Cholesterol: How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally If you’re older than 20 and are conscientious about your health you’ve probably had your cholesterol tested (if you haven’t, you should). But what do all of those test results mean … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Cholesterol: Getting to Know the Good, the Bad and the Ugly About Your Cholesterol: How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally
The Mayo Clinic has five recommendations on how to get yourself on track with a fitness program that suits your level of fitness and needs. The link is below. "Starting a fitness program is easier than you might think. Follow these five steps to help you get started." Source: Fitness program: 5 steps to get … Continue reading Fitness program: 5 steps to get started – Mayo Clinic
As a parent, this is so important to know. We don't have our kids enrolled in organized sports at school yet, but we have our own running trail, acraege in the woods, and we force them to play outside every day. It's good to know we're not just caring for their bodies, but also … Continue reading Physical Fitness Appears to Improve Brain Tissue, Study Finds | Civic | US News
https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-44440369 The BBC had a great piece on running and mental health this morning. I loved reading about the different ways these people turned to running to regain control of their mental health. Very inspiring and well worth sharing.
"Analysis showed that participants with the best cardiovascular fitness had a higher firmicutes to bacteroides ratio. While most gut bacteria can be beneficial (even bacteroides in some cases), firmicutes bacteria are associated with metabolic byproducts that help prevent bacteria in the gut from leaking into the body. "These metabolic byproducts help strengthen the intestinal lining … Continue reading Healthier hearts equal healthier guts: Study finds gut microbiome related to cardiovascular fitness — ScienceDaily