A recent study conducted by the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine reported that laughter not only enhances your mood, but it may also protect your heart. During the study, 20 healthy participants were shown 2 movies: a funny comedy and a war... Read more
High-flying fighters. Hand-to-hand combat. Is this what you picture when you think about Tai Chi? Perhaps it is time to re-examine your notions about this ancient Chinese discipline, which is most commonly used as a system of medit... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... Read more
When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste... Read more
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So, I am 7 st 4, but with IBS, and so my weight fluctuates. This also means that I can not eat as healthy as I would like as I would have IBS attacks. I also now have belly fat that I would like to lo... Read more
I've been fairly quiet in this message board, but I believe it is time to come out from the back and ask for help.
Sparkpeople, I've been on this journey for God knows how long and I've accomplished some AMAZING things on the... Read more
Walking is the best way to improve your metabolism. It will help you lose weight, may help prevent certain cancers, improves circulation and strengthens your heart. Walk a mile to burn approximately 100 calories. Walk while talking on the phone, yo... Read more
Have a good shower after your workout in the morning, use a body scrubber and scrub, gently of course. My skin is soft as anything, and it seems to release toxins. I reckon it also improves circulation, the only thing is that I need another cool sh... Read more
We are a community focused towards the health and well-being of all Oregonians. A team dedicated to encouraging spiritual growth, financial wellness, and improving physical and mental health.... Read more
Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu... Read more
Via our partners at Woman's DayDid you smoke cigarettes for years? Or hardly drink milk or take a calcium supplement during your 20s? Whatever health mistakes you’ve made in the past, our experts weigh in on the specific changes you can mak... Read more
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