September 2014

Monthly Archives

  • Lean on friends and family after heart attack

    Having the support of close friends and family after a heart attack is important for recovery, according to a recent study. “A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association analyzed the responses of 3,432 heart attack patients on their levels of social support one month and then a year after a heart attack. One-fifth of […]
  • A lack of sleep can affect your bottom line

    You’re more than halfway through your Monday and the late nights this weekend are starting to catch up with you. Your skimping on sleep can have a number of surprising effects on your job performance and even your salary. “Yes, sleep might have an impact on your wages. As The Wall Street Journal pointed out […]
  • Staying sane when you’re injured

    If you love to work out, an injury can be upsetting.  The Greatist explores ways to get through an injury and get back to working out. “Find the silver lining. Obviously when you’re sitting out, your fitness level and endurance take a hit. I know that I am not going to come back and get […]
  • Run with a rival to improve pace

    If your running speed is plateauing, running with some competition can shave off some impressive time. “The study found that runners who competed in a race with at least one rival present cut almost eight seconds per mile off their pace—which would allow them to finish a 5K nearly 25 seconds sooner. “Why the surge […]
  • How to avoid workout burnout

    If you find yourself not wanting to work out after hitting the gym for days on end, you may be burnt out. “You’re Feeling Down and/or Your Body Feels Off (a.k.a. Physical Burnout): Burnout can also affect you on a physical level, says Stratyner. This occurs when people get used to the levels of endorphins […]
  • It may be time to skip the multivitamins

    Growing up you probably had it drilled into you to take your daily vitamin, but studies are revealing the dark side of vitamin supplements. “So what happens when you start pumping too many vitamins and minerals into your body? Two meta-analyses of studies that collected data on the effects of multivitamin use in more than […]
  • Everyday object to incorporate in your work out

    Sure dumbbells and barbells are great for a workout, but there are plenty of everyday object you can use to work out. Take a pillow for example. “The last time you sweat all over your pillow was probably during sex. ‘But you can use a pillow to perform quick, explosive movements that are similar to […]
  • Test your heart health with this

    Next time you’re at the doctor’s, make sure they take your blood pressure on both arms. A ten point difference in  systolic blood pressure between arms can be a red flag for heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. “According to Weinberg’s study, published in the March issue of the American Journal of […]
  • How to break into yoga

    If you’ve never done yoga, finding the right class for you can be overwhelming.  Start by Choose an Instructor You Connect With: “Going to your first class should be about finding a teacher you connect with, regardless of the style. Smith advised looking for a teacher who will listen to you and offer feedback on your […]
  • Action movies are making you fat

    According to a new study, you’ll consume significantly more calories if you eat while watching an action movie versus something less intense. “One of the aspects the researchers considered was the pacing. They noted that The Island had almost 25 camera cuts per minute while Charlie Rose had less than 5 (there’s only so many times you […]