May 2012

Monthly Archives

  • Bloomberg plans to ban large sugary drinks

    Large sodas and sugary drinks are the next target of Mayor Bloomberg’s ongoing fight against obesity. He hopes to enact a ban starting next year. “The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The […]
  • Simple fixes for common aches

    Men’s Health explores simple fixes for your aches and pains to try before taking more drastic measures like surgery. For example,  you’re having lower-back spasms: “You threw out your back. Herniated disk? Don’t go under the knife just yet. “THE HIDDEN CAUSE: Weak or tight hamstrings, core muscles, glutes, or hip flexors can mess up […]
  • Get your deskercise on!

    Recent research reveals that 30 minutes of cardio, 5 times a week may not undo the health risks from sitting at your desk all day. “Luckily, short bouts of aerobics, strength exercises, and stretching in between conference calls and Gchats can help improve fitness levels and heart health, too. While these deskercises, or desk exercises […]
  • Exercise is the answer to life’s problems

    Men’s Health aims to solve a plethora of life’s problems with exerice.  To recoup from a night on the town, they recommend: “Light to moderate aerobics will send more oxygen into your muscles, which helps you increase your energy, says Kathy Sward, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist at the University of Pittsburgh medical center. That may […]
  • Staying motivated for your workouts

    If you’re spending more time looking at the clock in the gym than actually working out, you may be experiencing fitness fatigue. Reuters provides some tips on how to beat the boredom. “Variety is the spice of workout enthusiasm to Santa Monica, California-based group fitness instructor Amy Dixon. “‘Don’t go to the same class every […]
  • 50 pre- and post-workout snack ideas

    Not sure what to eat at crucial times pre- and post-workout?  The Greatist provided a list of 50 perfect snacks to give you want you need. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for some, but for those who manage to squeeze some gym time into their routine, pre- and post-workout foods can be […]
  • For hypertension, exercise can counteract genetics

    Your parents had high blood pressure, so you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you will as well. Not so fast. According to a study published in the American Heart Association’s Hypertension Journal, regular exercise can  significantly counteract genetic predisposition for hypertension. “[A]  new study demonstrates that staying physically fit and active can have a lasting impact […]
  • Like you needed another reason to drink coffee

    Starting your morning with a cup of coffee can decrease your risk of death, according to a recent study from the National Institutes of Health. “In the study, researchers from the NCI analyzed 229,119 men and 173,141 women aged 50 to 71 who participated in the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study. The participants […]
  • Save time with the No-Wait Workout

    Are you tired of losing time at the gym while you wait for a machine or bench? Men’s Health to the rescue with the No-Wait Workout. “This fat-burning, muscle-building ­workout requires only a single set of dumbbells and an adjustable bench. The order in which you perform the exercises—along with the number of reps for […]