Endurance Fitness Training: Keeping The Mitochondria Furnaces Burning

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What immediately comes to mind when someone mentions exercise? Guilt? Rationalizing? (I’m still pretty healthy even though I don’t exercise. A lot of my friends don’t exercise and they seem healthy.) Of course, not everyone should run miles at a time or lift massive weights. But there is compelling evidence to support the significant health benefits, both physical and mental, from a daily regimen of exercise appropriate for you.

9 Strength Training Benefits For Adults Over 60

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Most folks understand the benefits of a daily aerobic workout such as brisk walking, bicycling or swimming. However, you may be missing a critical fitness component if you skip strength training.

From Carbs To Fat To Diabetes

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The food pyramid has recently been rearranged to promote more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and fewer simple carbohydrates (so-called bad). The major emphasis is to stay away from those simple carbohydrates with a high glycemic index (foods made from refined flour and sugar, and which the body readily converts to simple sugars). Simple carbohydrates have been shown to produce a sharp elevation in blood-glucose levels, which promotes disease. Why the sudden change away from these carbs?