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Cardio options for people who hate running

When people think of cardio exercises, running is often what comes to mind. It has a lot of advantages. You can run almost anywhere, without a lot of expensive equipment and in a wide variety of weather conditions. The downside is it can be boring. It can hurt your knees. You may have stopped seeing[…]

Reduce your risk of heart attacks by doing more push-ups

Running on a treadmill is a well-established way for doctors to determine your risk of having a heart attack. The test goes by several names, including an exercise stress test, exercise electrocardiogram, treadmill test, graded exercise test or stress EKG. Doctors use the test to see how your heart responds to being pushed. You’re instructed[…]

Tips on better smoothies and protein shakes

Smoothies and protein shakes can be a great way to eat healthy food quickly. After a workout, for breakfast or when you’re rushing out the door. The problem is, most shake recipes give you one of two choices. They taste good, but they’re loaded with sugar. Or they taste terrible, but they’re really healthy. Because[…]

Supplements use research to sell worthless products

Before I consider taking a supplement, I want to know how it worked when used on real life people. I don’t want to know how well it did in a petri dish or in a test tube. My body isn’t a test tube. I want to know how flesh and blood people responded to that[…]

Brightly colored tape and muscle recovery

Kinesio tape appeared for many people … in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Athletes were seen running around with brightly colored tape, attached in strange patterns on their body. The idea is that the tape, when applied to the appropriate places, can help reduce pain and improve healing. Dr. Kenzo Kase originally developed the idea of[…]

Several less well-known grocery shopping tips

The next time you walk into a supermarket, remember this: It’s a business. It’s there to make money. Some may feature healthier or more sustainable products, but ultimately they’re there to generate profit. That means they are arranged and staged to get you to spend as much money as they can. Even if that means[…]

3 safe exercises after hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is the second most common surgery performed on women of reproductive age. In 2004 the Centers for Disease Control estimated that 600,000 women underwent the procedure each year. By age 60, it’s estimated that a third of all women will have had a hysterectomy. There are several reasons women get hysterectomies, including cancer,[…]