Many people with diabetes have special needs that should be considered when planning an exercise program.
Exercise can cause your blood glucose levels to drop too much, especially if you take insulin or other glucose-lowering medications. Sympto... Read more
There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... 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
If your doctor has diagnosed you with Type 2 diabetes, then she has probably already told you about the importance of adding exercise to your treatment plan. Physical activity can help you improve your blood sugar control, lose weight, and reduce you... Read more
I'm 62, overweight by about 80 pounds and cannot tolerate heat. I have no AC to speak of and fans can only do so much. I'm not complaining, some people have it much worse. I really want to exercise and lose the excess weight but I could really use so... Read more
General exercise guidelines are that your heart rate needs to be in the cardio zone for at least 10 minutes at a time to achieve health benefits. That's why the tracker only counts something as an exercise "event" if it's 10 minutes or longer.
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When you exercise with a buddy or in a group
Do you automatically feel a little competitive with someone else38
or Do you just try to beat your last best effort 38
or Do you just try to complete the exercise 38... Read more
I've been trying to moderate my intake abut often not hard enough. I've got an aversion to the scale and logging food & exercise. I often start logging then stop when I binge or miss exercising 2 days in a row.... Read more
Is there a reason that exercises under 10 mins dont show up on our list of activities we have done. I have a screenshot of it in my blog. I was trying new things& listed them. The total time there but nothing else is listed! So annoying/discouraged... Read more
Don't do the exact same exercise for the exact same time and intensity every day. Vary the times and intensities and even activity. Your body is smart and if you do the same thing all the time your body efficiently burns fewer calories for the sam... Read more
We all know that regular physical activity has a variety of health benefits and can help with weight loss. But wouldn't it be nice to know how much you need to exercise daily in order to prevent weight problems in the first place? According to a ne... Read more
Walking can be a great form of exercise. It's cost effective, easy on the joints and can be done almost anywhere. But how fast does your walk need to be? A new study in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that 100 steps per minute ca... Read more
I sure hope that gardening counts as exercise because that is what I did...lol. A lot of shoveling, digging, pulling, shaking, and walking back and forth was going on with the dirt. It definitely worked my glutes, hamstrings, arms, and chest.
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I like how this research was conducted by Nintendo - LOL. We have a Wii and we have the Wii Games and I KNOW my daughter gets a lot of activity by playing these games. We don't have the Wii Fit YET but I bet you can a decent work out on it.
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