This article was written by Jan Eickmeier and appeared in Runners World. To read more great article in Runners World follow this link http://www.runnersworld.com
For health research watchers, 2013 will probably be remembered as the year that the negative effects of excess sitting, even for daily exercisers, gained widespread notice. Or, as we put it over the summer, sitting is the new smoking.
A new study takes the next step in addressing the problem by looking at specific ways to increase activity at otherwise sedentary jobs. The study is especially valuable because it acknowledges that there’s great variation among office workers’ set-ups, with some having flexibility in their schedules and others working in more controlled settings.
When done regularly this simple exercise can improve sex for both men and women. For men this exercise can improve sexual stamina, lower the risk of premature ejaculation and improve hip flexibility for more grove in the bedroom. For women it can intensify orgasms and enhance their partners pleasure. Give it a try and have better sex with your partner.
The desk job has become the norm in America and across most of the Western world. Many of us are virtually chained to our desks, working on our computers, answering emails, teleconferencing and doing Skype meetings. For most, the only reason to get up out of our chairs is to take a quick bathroom break, and then it’s back to the desk to type up that report or send out that follow-up e-mail. According to a poll of 6,300 people by the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Americans spend an average of 56 hours each week just sitting. That’s up by eight percent in the last twenty years. We are also contending with longer commutes to work, leaving us sitting in our car fighting traffic for longer periods of time each day, and causing us to be more sedentary than ever before. But it’s not just our jobs that encourage all this sedentary behavior; it’s also what we do when we are off work. Continue reading
This story was written by Linda Carroll NBC News contributor and appeared on NBC News Health. get more health news from NBC at http://www.nbcnews.com
If you’re overweight or obese, it may pay off to shed even just a few extra pounds.
Excess weight can knock years off your life even if your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar are in the healthy range, a new study suggests.
Scrutinizing the combined data from eight earlier studies, Canadian researchers have concluded that there is no such thing as “healthy obesity,” according to a report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Just having good metabolic numbers doesn’t protect you from fat’s deleterious effects, said study co-author Dr. Bernard Zinman, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and director of the diabetes center at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
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Exercises You Can Do In Your Living Room: The Workman
This full body exercise should be done for 1 minute straight then rest for 1 minute. Repeat 5 times.
This article was written by Melissa Dahl and appeared in Today Health. For more great article from Today Health go to http://www.today.com
13 shocks in one race? ER doctors warn about 10,000 volt wires in mud runs
Melissa Dahl TODAY
Here is some news that may (or may not) shock you, pun totally intended: Those muddy obstacle course races everyone seems to be doing lately can be dangerous, especially when they involve obstacles charged with 10,000 volts of electricity, emergency physicians say.
Doctors confirmed this in a series of case studies looking at the injuries that happened during a Tough Mudder event in Philadelphia earlier this year. Of the 38 racers treated in the emergency department over that weekend in June, about half suffered electrical injuries.
That’s because this particular event features two obstacles that require runners to brave their way through electroshock: There’s the Electric Eel, in which participants “slide on stomach through frigid water or along layer of ice while shocks hang overhead,” and there’s Electroshock Therapy, in which they “run through a field of live wires (up to 10,000 V).”
Wouldn’t it be great if after every tough workout you could get a massage. I don’t know about you but If I could get a deep tissue rub after every tough gym session I would miss a lot fewer sessions. But most of us can’t afford a deep tissue massage 3 or 4 days a week. Well here’s a great tool that you can use everyday that can get you that deep tissue massage without the high priced massage therapist, the foam roller. Foam rolling can:
- Improve blood flow to specific muscles
- Help prevent common injuries
- Improve flexibility
- Lower stress levels
For the past couple of years I have been doing my HIIT workout (high intensity interval training) religiously. Not because I love it, I don’t. In fact I hate it with a passion. Don’t get me wrong. As a personal trainer, group exercise instructor and wellness coach I really like to exercise, but I find traditional HIIT just plain painful. But if your not a trainer or an exercise aficionado you may be asking yourself, what exactly is HIIT? It’s a workout were you go very hard (80-90% of your maximum effort) for a short period of time (for beginners 10-30 seconds) then actively recover (keep moving but at a much slower pace) for a period of time, then repeat that sequence several times. So why do I do it? Well the benefits are just too good not to do it. Interval training can cut the amount of time needed to do exercise in half while actually improving performance. HIIT is actually more effective for burning fat than aerobic exercise and increases your metabolism for up to 24 hours after finishing your workout. Interval training actually triggers a huge boost in the production of human growth hormone a big plus if you’re over 30 as this is the anti-aging hormone that keeps skin looking young and muscle mass high. Studies even show that it can improve memory and brain function, not to mention its positive effects on heart health and lung capacity. But for me HIIT is a lot like Brussels sprouts…something you force down and move on as quickly as possible.
Workout at Work
Losing weight over the holidays is tough. A better strategy is to try not gain weight between Thanksgiving and the new year. Simple exercises that you can do right at your desk in just a few minutes are the key to not gaining weight during the “eating season”. The muscles of our lower body are some of the biggest muscles and burn more calories over the course of the day than any other muscles. Yet sitting at work all day long causes these vital muscles to go “dormant” causing us to gain weight and get sick. Learn how to activate these muscles and jump start your metabolism helping you to control your weight during these tough times. These no sweat exercises take only a few minutes each hour and are simple and easy to do. Get your copy of the ebook