Research has shown again and again that patients who follow aerobic-exercise regimens see improvement in their depression -- improvements comparable to that of those treated with medication. Exercise not only relieves depressive symptoms but also appears to prevent them from recurring.
The Nitric Oxide Dump workout stimulates your body’s release of nitric oxide (NO), improving your mitochondrial health, slowing down age-related muscle decline and boosting heart health.
It involves just four movements — squats, alternating arm raises, non-jumping jacks and shoulder presses — which are done in repetitions of 10, with four sets each.
The workout takes just three or four minutes and should be repeated three times a day, with a minimum of two hours between sessions.
Exercise is great for your brain health, but just as different forms of physical activity work different parts of your body, different parts of your brain are targeted as well. Writing in the journal Brain Plasticity, researchers looked into how low- and high-intensity exercise affects specific functional networks within the brain at rest, following exercise.
While many tend to think about strength training as a form of vanity — developing a six-pack and a bulging “muscle-man” look and whatnot — building and maintaining muscle is actually a lifesaving strategy, and an imperative for a long and healthy life. Muscle is lost far more easily and quicker than it’s built, so finding ways to continuously promote and maintain your muscle mass is really crucial, especially as you get older.
The best news of all is that it's never too late to start. My transformation began in my 50s, and I feel better now at 66 than I did back then. You can transform your health and physique too. You just have to get started, and keep going!
There are lifestyle choices you make each day that are foundational to your overall health and wellness. Exercise is one of those choices. Data from two recent studies showed even short bursts of exercise can affect your metabolism,1 and vigorous exercise could reduce your risk of all-cause mortality.
When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions).
The temptation to indulge in sugary foods will always be there, especially with the abundance of processed foods and fast foods that are available. However, most sugar cravings arise because of an emotional challenge.
In this interview, Dr. Peter Martone, a Boston-based chiropractor and physiologist, shares some incredibly important techniques that can help you achieve proper cervical posture while sleeping, as well as other strategies to help prevent degenerative disc disease.
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going, and above all, being grateful.