According to the American Heart Association (AHA), adults aren't the only ones at risk for heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases—kids are too. More and more children of all ages are overweight than ever before. As a result... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror... Read more
When I was a kid, I used to play badminton. I really liked going to my neighbors' houses and we'll play. But there was one particular girl that was a parasite! It's not that her parents can't afford a racket, so I don't know why she always wanted to... Read more
Can anyone advise me as to whether walking on my treadmill at a speed of 4.0 mph with NO incline for 45 minutes 5x a week will help to reduce my resting heart rate? At 4.0 mph, that is a 15 minute mile. Should I throw in some "bursts" and move the... Read more
My resting heart rate is usually around 84 bpm. I need to lose 45 lbs. to get to my goal of 145 lbs. I'm a 5'8" female, and I know better than to be this weight. I have begun an exercise program, but I am freaking out about all I've read about res... Read more
Don't write our American children off, and those identifying with pushy "Tiger Moms" and the more laid-back "Swedish Moms" and happy-go-lucky "Dolphin Dads", take note:
South Korea seems to get great math students spending at a bargain price per... Read more
An earlier post about passing on fast food had a poster who said that with her 4 kids it was hard some times to say no to "junk foods".
Thinking about all of the brilliant people on here and how I'm sure many of you have come up with healthy alt... Read more
Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra... Read more
Take your pulse (at wrist or neck is best) before you get out of bed. Count the # of beats in a minute. Then, knowing this as your true resting heart rate, you can find out what intensity you need to be working at during cardio in order to reach yo... Read more
President Obama recently addressed the joint session of Congress and the American people regarding his health care agenda. Regardless of what political affiliation you ascribe to, the truth is health care costs are spiraling out of control--far surpa... Read more
When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le... Read more
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