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New Studies give Tips to Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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Two new studies – one focusing on exercise and the other on diet – show promising results in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is an all-too common disease often effecting people who are overweight and eat a poor diet. 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…

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…

How to Exercise without Expensive Gym Equipment

Just because you may not own or have access to any top-notch fitness equipment doesn’t mean you can’t get an effective workout. Gym memberships can cost upwards of $100 or more per month while buying your own treadmill, elliptical trainer or multigym machine can easily run $1,000+ for a quality product. The best solution when on a tight budget is to use alternative ways to exercise, many of which require no special gym equipment at all. Read More…

Can Plaque Be Removed From Your Arteries With Exercise?

Arterial plaque is a fatty substance that builds up in your arteries as you age. It is caused by several factors, including high cholesterol, a bad diet and a low physical activity level. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart and as they become clogged with plaque, coronary artery disease can develop. Coronary artery disease can lead to heart attacks and angina, or pain in the chest. Exercise can help to lower this risk by removing arterial plaque; it’s also one of the best all-natural ways to prevent the buildup of plaque.

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If You’re Severly Obese, How Much Weight Can You Lose in One Month?

When you’re severely obese – defined as having a body mass index of 40 or higher – losing weight is no longer just an option. By not losing weight, you greatly increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The fastest way to lose weight is by having weight surgery, such as gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. This decision should be made with your doctor. An alternate way to lose weight fast is by modifying your diet and exercising regularly.

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Working Out Before Breakfast: Good or Bad?

Exercising in the morning is a great way to jumpstart your day. It can help provide energy and well being to propel you through the rest of the day. However, is it a good idea to exercise before you eat breakfast? If you think about it, it makes sense that your body would burn more fat for energy since you don’t have any carbohydrates available for energy. While this line of thinking may sound accurate in theory, it’s not at all true.

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