Exercise and Fitness

America’s Healthiest Cities Based on 30 Health Factors

Washington D.C. is the Fittest City in America

A new report by the American College of Sports Medicine lists the fittest cities in the nation based on a variety of health factors ranging from acres of parkland in the city to the number deaths caused by cardiovascular disease. This new report has got me thinking about moving to the a “little” city scrunched between Maryland and Virginia considering the closest city on the list to me is ranked second to last on the list! Read More…

10 Hot Fitness and Health Tips to Get You in Shape for 2009

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This article is written by Kat Sanders, who regularly blogs on the topic of phlebotomy technician training at her blog Health Zone Blog. She welcomes your comments and questions at her email address: katsanders25@gmail.com.

Fitness is important, especially in this day and age when obesity is the norm and not the exception. Your fitness routine must not be a roller coaster ride that has its ups and downs but a train that rides on to its destination – good health. You may be exercising all right, but if you’re going about it the wrong way, then all your efforts could come to naught. In order to get the most out of your diet and exercise routine, make sure you don’t ignore these top fitness and health tips: Read More…

Cure for Diabetes?…Medical Experts Not So Sure Yet

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Diabetes is a disease that effects far too many people in the U.S., and that number is growing year after year. Today it’s estimated that about 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, namely type 2 diabetes, but even more alarming is that 58 million more Americans are considered prediabetic and are in great danger of developing diabetes in the future – it’s truly an epidemic! Read More…

Got Joint Soreness?…Walking can be as Effective as Jogging

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About 1 out of 5  people in the U.S. suffer from some form of docter-diagnosed arthritis which can cause joint soreness, stiffness, and pain. Needless to say, joint soreness and pain caused by arthritis doesn’t make it easy for these people to exercise – especially any form of running workout or jogging exercise. There are, however, alternatives to running and jogging on the treadmill that can be equally as effective at burning calories but without the jarring impact on your joints that running or jogging on a treadmill can cause. Read More…

Boost Your Metabolism: 10 Tips

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People are always looking for ways that they can boost their metabolism…why you ask? Well, if you raise your metabolism, your body can burn fat more efficiently. Metabolism has to do with how efficiently your body burns fuel (food), and it’s related to various enzymes and hormones in your body and how they work together, yada yada yada. So how can you boost your metabolism so that you can burn off some of that excess fat? Here’s some tips that I’ve compiled… Read More…

The Importance of Changing Up Your Workout Routines

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Much like the repetitiveness of a factory job that can become “a little” dull after doing the same thing over and over again, your body gets bored after going through the same old, boring workout day-in and day-out. It’s important to change up your workout routine now and then, so that you don’t end up hitting a wall on your way toward your fitness goals. If you ever wanna be as ripped as the Hulk, then listen up!! Read More…

Minimum Amount of Weekly Exercise to Stay Healthy (You’ll Be Surprised!)

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Many people ask me what I think is the minimum amount of exercise per week they can “get away with” and still be healthy. While I believe that a minimum of 1 hour per week is ideal, a new study by British researchers says that exercising much less than that will do the trick, and it can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes . Read More…

Fitness Benefits of Treadmill Exercise

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Staying in shape isn’t always easy, but exercising with the help of a treadmill can help you reach your fitness goals sooner than you think – And for the most part, it’s pretty easy to stick to a treadmill fitness routine and almost anyone can do it. Find out how exercising with a treadmill can be good for you, as well as discover the top 6 treadmill choices on the market today… Read More…

Health Tip: Don’t Work-Out To Lose Weight…What?!?

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The title of this post may need some explaining…

The idea that some people have that working-out is the best way to lose weight and get that tight body we all want isn’t an entirely accurate way of thinking. Don’t get me wrong, working-out is a very important part of getting in shape, but it’s not the only piece of the puzzle. In my opinion, when it comes to weight loss, having a healthy diet is more important than working-out. Let me explain… Read More…

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