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Q&A: Why Does Exercise Makes You Feel Good & Improve Your Physical and Mental Health
- Is it true that exercise makes us feel better and more in comtrol of our lives? Why does exercise improve sense of well-being and our mood? How and why do these benefits occur?

Exercise and Diet Weight Loss Plans Fail Long Term - We Simply Eat Too Much
- Losing weight is hard - very hard, especially long term. Most people fail. There is conflicting evidence about what weight loss strategy works to keep the weight off once lost. Major lifestyle changes are required battling against your own bodies. One conclusion is that we simply must eat less, and less often - MyPlate needs to become MyHalfPlate or MySmallPlate permanently.

Shoulder Pain Exercise Relief | Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Exercises
- The most common shoulder pain located in the front of the shoulder, or pain that occurs when lifting or grabbing things above shoulder height is due to problems with the Rotator Cuff. Common symptoms of rotator cuff injury or strain are pain and difficulty raising the arm. This article discusses the problem and describes a set of exercises that may help alleviate the symptoms and strengthen you shoulder to help prevent recurrence.

Running on Hard Surfaces may be Better than Running on Soft Surfaces
- Most runners believe that running on soft surfaces is easier on the body and protects them from jarring and impact injuries. However it appears that there is very little research evidence that a softer surfaces such as grass, sand, gravel or dirt tracks are beneficial to runners, in fact the opposite may be true. Soft surfaces may lead to more injuries such as twisted ankles, knees and pulled muscles especially if the surfaces are uneven rather than smooth.

Pedal While You Work, Exercise at Your Desk, Pedal Power
- Now here's a fabulous idea. Why not install cycle exercise machines under the office desks so that all the office workers can work-out at work - no need for time wasted at the gym! - 8 months ago

Build Muscle without Weights | Dynamic Tension Exercises
- If you never have time to work out, hate going to the gym, don't want to use weights, want a home based technique for building muscle fast then have a look at Dynamic Tension Exercises. You can do them anywhere, anytime, without any equipment and their very effective. Basically, dynamic tension is getting your own muscles to work against each other to develop tension while moving slowly through the movement cycle for the exercise. Its suitable for home and work, for men and women of all ages. - 13 days ago

Teenage Obesity and Teen Weight Gain Linked to Late Sleeping Patterns
- A recent Australian study of the effects of sleeping patterns of 2,200 school aged children (9-16 years old) showed that the 'night owls' were twice as likely to be obese and 50 percent more likely to be overweight. On average they replaced 30 minutes of physical activity with about 48 minutes longer watching TV, playing video games or with online screen time each day. Encouraging teenagers to go to bed earlier may help prevent weight gain and improve fitness and physical activity. - 5 weeks ago

City Cyclists Warned of Health Risks from Inhaled Soot and Urban Pollution
- Cyclists in London and other major cities have been given timely warning about the risks from elevated levels of black carbon from soot found in cells in their lungs. Research studies showed that black soot levels were higher in cyclists than pedestrians and may impose greater risks of damage to their lungs. Perhaps city cyclists should reconsider where they cycle and wear a cycle pollution masks. - 5 weeks ago

Daily Exercise Routines Fail | How to Beat the Set Point Limit
- The existence of a Set Point Limit or a threshold for exercise, has been debated for many years. The idea is that everyone has an exercise threshold and that exercising more during one part of the day will be followed by a later decline in activity so that the total amount of exercise remains the same. If it exists it can frustrate your attempts to increase your exercise rate to get fit of lose weight. Does it exist? How can it be overcome?

Build Muscle without Weights | Dynamic Tension Exercises
- If you never have time to work out, hate going to the gym, don't want to use weights, want a home based technique for building muscle fast then have a look at Dynamic Tension Exercises. You can do them anywhere, anytime, without any equipment and their very effective. Basically, dynamic tension is getting your own muscles to work against each other to develop tension while moving slowly through the movement cycle for the exercise. Its suitable for home and work, for men and women of all ages.

Natural Joint Pain Remedies | Turmeric Relieves Pain in Joints
- Joint pain is a chronic condition which can be relieved with various pain-killers, but many people look for long-term relief without the risks associated with long-term drug use. Like many herbal remedies there is good research showing the benefits of Turmeric, which has been shown to be just as effective as drugs.

Best Foods for Weight Loss Programs
- While for most people dieting involves reducing the amount of food eaten and switching to weird so-called 'diet foods', the food you choose for long-term weight reduction makes a big difference. The simplest diet advice is 'Only Eat the Better Half', that is try to reduce portion sizes by half and eliminate the poor quality and junk foods in favour of foods with low calorie densities and lots of fibre. -

Teenage Obesity and Teen Weight Gain Linked to Late Sleeping Patterns
- A recent Australian study of the effects of sleeping patterns of 2,200 school aged children (9-16 years old) showed that the 'night owls' were twice as likely to be obese and 50 percent more likely to be overweight. On average they replaced 30 minutes of physical activity with about 48 minutes longer watching TV, playing video games or with online screen time each day. Encouraging teenagers to go to bed earlier may help prevent weight gain and improve fitness and physical activity. - 5 weeks ago

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Remains a Mystery | Symptoms, Causes and Treatments
- If you are like me, and have a friend or relation who has been afflicted with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, you will be frustrated with its ongoing mystery that has defied major research programs. It is worse still for the unfortunate victims of this disease many of who have no understanding of the disease, why it has afflicted them and how to manage it. This review provides an introduction. - 5 weeks ago

City Cyclists Warned of Health Risks from Inhaled Soot and Urban Pollution
- Cyclists in London and other major cities have been given timely warning about the risks from elevated levels of black carbon from soot found in cells in their lungs. Research studies showed that black soot levels were higher in cyclists than pedestrians and may impose greater risks of damage to their lungs. Perhaps city cyclists should reconsider where they cycle and wear a cycle pollution masks. - 5 weeks ago

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