Overcoming Cardio Boredom

Cardio is one of the least glamorous and appealing aspects of exercise and physical fitness. Why? Because it’s boring. Being confined to a treadmill for an entire hour five times a week does help you lose weight, but it’s dreadfully uninteresting. Maybe watching TV helps (which most gyms will allow you to do now while […]

Overcoming Cardio Boredom

Cardio is one of the least glamorous and appealing aspects of exercise and physical fitness. Why? Because it’s boring.

Being confined to a treadmill for an entire hour five times a week does help you lose weight, but it’s dreadfully uninteresting. Maybe watching TV helps (which most gyms will allow you to do now while in the cardio area), but doesn’t that sort of defeat the purpose of exercising?

Besides, when you’re running hard and keeping your heart rate up, it’s hard to focus on anything else, much less a TV show that reminds you of fond memories at home on the couch.
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Deadly Differences: Women and Men are NOT the Same

We all know that men live shorter, less-healthy lives than women. Part of the problem is that men’s and women’s bodies respond differently to the same condition. And far too often, those differences kill. The bottom line is that despite attempts to treat men and women the same way, we’re different. And those differences often […]

Put down the Wine, Buddy, and Back away Real Slow…

Over the years, there have been dozens of studies that document the health benefits of resveratrol, a natural chemical found in the skin of red grapes, pomegranates, and elsewhere. Those benefits include improving cardiovascular functioning, reducing diabetes symptoms, heart attack and cancer risks, lowering cholesterol, slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s, and generally protecting against age-related […]

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If you ask most people what the predominant weapon of today’s age is, the answer would likely be ‘the handgun’. They’re right, of course; since about the 17th century we’ve moved away from using swords, daggers, and assorted other close-combat weapons in any meaningful capacity. Sure, they still float around in people’s houses, or you […]

The Danger of Skipping Breakfast and Midnight Snacks

We all know that a low-fat, high-fiber diet and plenty of fruits and vegetables is good for us. But assuming a healthy diet, when you eat may be more important than what or how often you eat. Leah Cahill—a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health—and her team analyzed the eating habits of nearly [...]

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