Tag: cardiovascular fitness

7. Getting Active

Taking the First Steps
If you’re ready to get more active, start by thinking about what sounds like fun. Remember when you were a kid and it was fun to play hopscotch, jump rope, or ride your bicycle with your neighborhood friends? Most likely you didn’t think about the fact that

Aerobic Exercise Boots Your Cardiovascular Fitness

Exercise is one of the cornerstones of good health, and the fitness industry provides a constantly increasing number of activities from which you can choose. While you may not hear the term “aerobic exercise” as often as you once did, this type of activity remains the key to a healthy

1. Getting a Better Picture of Your Brain

The BRAIN Initiative
Never before has so much science been focused on exploring the secrets of the human brain. In October 2015, the National Institutes of Health announced a second wave of grants to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, bringing the NIH’s annual investment to $85

1. Your Heart-Brain Partnership

Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood

A Letter From The Consulting Editor

Dear Friends,
Before the discoveries of modern medicine, medieval philosophers believed the heart was “the root of all faculties”—the source of what makes each individual unique. Though we now understand that cognition and consciousness spring instead from the brain, those ancient thinkers were not far wrong in emphasizing the central role

Do You Need a Total Hip Replacement?

Have you stopped doing physical activities due to hip pain? Do you have trouble using stairs or getting out of a chair? Have you tried physical therapy, exercise, walking aids and medications, yet still feel major discomfort in your hip? Then it might be time to consider hip replacement.

WHAT YOU

Get Moving: The Best Cardio Workouts for You

It is well documented that exercise can improve your health no matter what your age, but after you reach 60, cardiovascular fitness becomes even more important. “It may be your best medicine against many age-related conditions, such as memory loss, weight gain, loss in bone density, and sarcopenia (age-related muscle

Got a Weekly Exercise Plan? Focus It on Aerobic Fitness

Got a Weekly Exercise Plan? Focus It on Aerobic Fitness

Aerobic fitness is a life-changing gift you can give yourself—one that affects every system of your body. The word “aerobic” means needing oxygen for activity, and aerobic exercise provides that oxygen.
If you’re already exercising at a steady pace but ready to pick it up, aerobic exercises and activities may

Newsbriefs: Beta-Blockers; Obesity; Tinnitus; Exercise

Beta-Blockers Not Always Necessary After a Coronary Intervention.
After a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI—angioplasty and stenting), beta-blockers can lower the risk of heart attack in patients who continue to have angina or hypertension. But in older patients with stable angina and no history of heart attack or heart failure, these drugs

Study: Staying Physically Fit Keeps You Mentally Fit

An unusual study that gauged participants’ fitness levels by measuring oxygen use during strenuous exercise suggests that being in good physical condition may help preserve memory and cognition over time.

Researchers asked 1,400 adults ranging in age from 19 to 94 to walk, jog, or run on a treadmill until they

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