Coming Soon: The Magic Pill, A Daily Dose (By Podcast) Of Get Up And Go
Coming soon from WBUR: A lively new podcast called "The Magic Pill," a daily dose of get up and go -- it mixes compelling stories, fascinating facts and gotta-move music to help you do just about the best thing for your health: move more.
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.
The Office Corner Workout: A Dozen Quickie Exercises You Can Do In Your Cubicle
Research shows that even 10 minutes -- actually even two minutes -- of movement instead of sitting at your desk all day can improve your wellness. Hence: the handy-dandy new office corner workout that should be posted on every office wall, even if space is so tight you can't do a plank or crunch without being run over by your colleague's desk chair.
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.
The Key To Gardening Without Blowing Out Your Back? It's Not What You Think
For gardeners who fear back or joint injuries, the usual wisdom focuses on "bio-mechanics," like bending your knees when you lift, but an expert emphasizes the importance of core strength, particularly your "para-spinal" muscles. Included: Link to exercises to strengthen them.