Exercise and Fitness

How to Shed Fat and Build Muscle [Infographic]

The team at Greatist.com put together an awesome infographic showing tips on how to burn fat and tone up your body. It can sometimes be frustrating trying to get in shape, but the tips in this infographic should help get you on the right track. All the fitness tips were taken from Reddit’s fitness community, call sign: Fittit. Thanks to the guys and gals at Greatist for putting together such a helpful guide! Read More…

5 Diet Mistakes Body Builders Should Avoid

Protein Shakes a must-have for bodybuilding
As a body builder, you probably want your muscles to grow at a rate that will make you happy, while also keeping your body fat ratio on the lower end of the scale. Thankfully, there are many guides out there that can help you to give yourself a nutritious diet that will help your body in every way possible. For those who are trying to brush up on a few basics of body building, these dietary mistakes will give you a good idea of what you shouldn’t do while growing and training. Read More…

Stand instead of Sit: Adds Years to Life [Infographic]

couch potato illustration
Did you know the average person sits down for more hours per day than they sleep? It’s pretty crazy to realize how inactive we actually are as a society. It’s not necessarily our fault; much of the blame can be put on technology. The majority of today’s jobs include eight-hours-a-day of sitting at a desk, whereas most jobs were far more active in the good ‘ol days before computers. Read More…

More Promising Research about the Benefits of Interval Training


There’s no doubt that exercise can be quite time consuming, which the reason many people avoid doing it altogether. However, we’ve discussed specific ways to exercise here at Promote Health that can cut your exercise time in half while providing the same, if not better, health benefit. This method is called high intensity interval training, or HIIT, and several clinical and university studies have proven its effectiveness in the past. A new study further proves HIIT is a time efficient and effective way to exercise. Read More…

Moderate Exercise may Alter Genes to Improve BMI


Certain genes in your body have a predisposition to obesity. In other words, your genetic makeup plays a role in how easily you gain and lose body fat. A new study shows that walking for an hour per day can actually reduce the genetic influence of these “fat genes” by up to 50 percent. The study findings were recently reported at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. Read More…

Is Your Job Making You Fat?

It may sound crazy, but there is some truth to the idea that your job can in fact make you sick, cause you to gain weight, and even increase your odds of having a heart attack. People who work long hours staring at a computer all day (I’m in trouble!) are at an increased risk of adverse health effects. Obviously, you can’t just quit your job in an effort to avoid work-related illness, but knowing the most common causes can help you in treating and/or avoiding them in the first place. Read the infographic below to learn some interesting and alarming facts about health problems caused by working a 9-to-5. Read More…

Exercise to Boost Your Immune System

Here we go once again; Cold and flu season has arrived! It’s almost inevitable that you become exposed to cold and flu viruses at one time or another in the next few months, but that doesn’t necessarily have to mean you have to succumb to these threats without putting up a fight. What’s one of the best defenses when it comes to fighting cold and flue viruses? Exercise is one of the best, if not the best, preventative measures you can use to defeat these annoying and potentially life-threatening viruses. Read More…

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