Why To Exercise Today: Study Finds Fitness May Protect Against Harm Of Sitting
Research has suggested that exercise does not offset the potential health harms of prolonged sitting, but a new Norwegian study suggests that exercise is in fact protective -- if you do it hard enough to improve your fitness level.
Why To Exercise Today: Journal Warns Zapping Your Muscles At Gym Not Safe
Sure, you might like to amp up your workout with a few electrodes, but specialists warn in the journal BMJ that electrical stimulation used to enhance fitness at the gym may cause a serious side effect: rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown.
Even In Your 20s, Fitness Cuts Risk For Later Heart Disease, Major Study Finds
A major new study finds that even in your twenties, when you can get away with so much health-wise, your fitness matters for your heart health, and staying fitter could dramatically cut your risks in your thirties and forties and fifties.
My Body, My Life: How A Kidney Transplant Got Me Back On The Dance Floor
Most people with polycystic kidney disease, a chronic kidney disorder where clusters of cysts develop primarily within the kidneys, get the disease between their 50's and 60's. I was on the verge of kidney failure at 44 years of age.