Stretching: Expert Explains How Best To Do It Before And After A Workout

Stretching: Expert Explains How Best To Do It Before And After A Workout By Lewis Macgregor, University of Stirlingfor Natural Blaze Many people see stretching as an essential part of any exercise or workout regime. It helps us increase our flexibility and our range of movement. Many of us also stretch to loosen up before exercising, and to help recover after we’re finished. Though stretching has long been a mainstay of nearly every workout routine, does it have as much of an effect on performance and recovery as we believe? The reason…

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12 Drugless Ways to Avoid Getting the Flu

12 Drugless Ways to Avoid Getting the Flu ​from Mercola An Oregon mother found out firsthand the potentially severe side effects of the flu medicine, Tamiflu, and now wants to warn others, her local station KKTV 11 reported. When her son got sick, Sarah Wells took him to the doctor, where he was prescribed Tamiflu. Her son started experiencing hallucinations, hearing voices and saying that “everything was in fast forward” after taking it for a couple of days, Wells told reporters. The psychological effects of Tamiflu are known side effects and occur…

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What Are The Benefits of Doing 50 Squats a Day?

What Are The Benefits of Doing 50 Squats a Day? by M.D. Creekmore for MD Creekmore It is no more a secret, that to stay healthy and fit there is no better option than exercising well and daily. A fifteen-minute to half an hour session of exercise can do wonders for your health and overall wellness. Well, to begin with, you must know that about 90 percent of health disorders are caused due to our lazy and sedentary lifestyles and as a result of obesity and weight. And what is…

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Should You Eat Breakfast Before You Exercise?

Should You Eat Breakfast Before You Exercise? by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola If you’re in the habit of eating breakfast before exercising in the morning, you may want to reconsider the order in which you start your day as there are significant benefits to exercising in a fasted state. A common belief is that you need to eat breakfast to optimize exercise performance. While there’s evidence to support this stance,1 other evidence suggests you can reap important health benefits by exercising in a fasted state. Fasted Exercise Curbs Food Intake and…

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Never Too Late: Seniors Who Rarely Exercise Benefit From Gym As Much As Life-Long Athletes

Never Too Late: Seniors Who Rarely Exercise Benefit From Gym As Much As Life-Long Athletes By John Anderer for Natural Blaze If you’ve been avoiding the gym because you feel like you should have gotten started years ago, a new study conducted in England may be just the extra bit of motivation you’re looking for. Researchers from The University of Birmingham have found that seniors who have never committed to a long-term fitness regimen can still build the same amount of muscle mass as a seasoned athlete around the same age. According to…

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How exercise treats depression

How exercise treats depression by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola In this short video, Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., a biomedical scientist and researcher with the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, California, discusses the science behind the mood-lifting effects of exercise.1 Indeed, many experts agree that exercise is one of the most powerful tools available for the prevention and management of depression. For example, a meta-analysis2 published in 2016, which looked at 23 randomized controlled trials in which exercise was used as treatment for unipolar depression, found that, compared to no intervention,…

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When is the best time to exercise?

When is the best time to exercise? by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola Exercise is a foundational pillar of optimal health and disease prevention, and something is always better than nothing. That said, there are many ways in which you can maximize your results. High-intensity interval exercises, for example, are more effective than other types of exercise, which means you can get away with a lower time investment. The timing of your exercise could also make a difference. Early morning exercise may aid weight loss A study1,2 published in the July 2019…

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