Articles tagged as Exercise
Two Easy Ways to Protect Against Flu
Posted on June 21, 2021 by Richard Cyr
People across America are lining up for flu shots, purchasing cold and cough medications, and researching which antibiotics that may need this winter.Despite all this elaborate planning, there are surprisingly few men and women who recall two of the very low technology staples that can be first line defenses against seasonal illness: Exercise and Beta Glucan oat fiber (ß-glucan).Both moderate exercise and Beta Glucan have long been thought to increase immune system function, and so protect against infection...
Is Stronger Really Better
Posted on October 17, 2020 by Richard Cyr
New years has come and gone, most of us left our fitness resolutions, a number of us met them with victory while a few people have sadly missed the mark.With good intentions we set goals, purchased exercise gear and joined gyms.Outcomes haven't come easily for most of us, some got hurt, time is scarce, the children are sick.But, there's some great news on the horizon.For those people in the fitness and health industry there has been some very interesting research coming out recently that can allow you to achieve your targets...
Benefits of Physical Activity
Posted on July 23, 2020 by Richard Cyr
The benefits of physical activity can help improve how you look, feel and work.The primary benefit of physical activity makes you"Look Better":It tones your muscles.It burns off calories to help shed those extra pounds or maintain your desired weight.It helps control your appetite so you eat less.The second advantage makes you"Feel Better":It provides you more energy during the day.It helps enhances your self image and you feel better about yourself...
I Skip Meals, Why Aren't I Losing Weight?
Posted on June 7, 2020 by Richard Cyr
A huge mistake that many people make is skipping meals.They think they're not eating much so that they need to be losing weight.Wrong!Your body was designed with the concept that you must expend energy to be able to get food.If you think back a hundred or more years ago, in case you wanted to eat something you had to go searching regular or develop your own food.And that's lots of work - that is lots of physical activity...
Stress & Exercise: How Do I Make It Work For Me?
Posted on May 1, 2020 by Richard Cyr
To begin with, vigorous exercise is in fact stressor itself.On a concrete level, exercise causes the small muscle fibres to really tear, and then grow back stronger as they cure.Not just relaxing for the muscles in question! Quite apart from that, one study demonstrated anxiety levels rise from the first 5-10 minutes of exercise as adrenaline - one of the main stress hormones - kicks in.So how is it that exercise reduces our stress and anxiety levels over time?The quick answer is that while exercise is a short-term stressor, lack of exercise is a long-term one...