Fitness / March 31, 2015

Have you ever wondered how much exercise you have to do until it’s ‘enough?’ Enough to reap the benefits for your heart and lungs. Enough to minimize aging. And enough to maximize your muscle and bone strength. “Enough” Depends On… Your age. As you get older, it’s important to get the most gain for the time you put in by maximizing your workouts. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, older adults should do at least 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate-intensity workouts, at the very least. Research has shown that working out consistently 3 days a week is linked to many health benefits such as better heart health, arthritis and depression. Of those 3 days, 2 of them should incorporate muscle strengthening exercises in the form of resistance training (see definition and specific exercises…

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Fitness / March 30, 2015

Listen, I get it! Working out can be time consuming and expensive, especially if you join a gym and have to travel a ways to get there. Instead, you may want to consider working out at home. And even if you don’t have a bunch of space, that’s okay too. What is Resistance Exercise? Resistance exercise refers to exercising your muscles using an opposing force. It works because resistance makes your muscles contract, which builds the quality and strength of your muscles. This ensures that you are building the muscles, ligaments and tendons surrounding your joints (and also strengthening your bones in the process). Resistance exercise can be in the form of free weights, machines, tubes, resistance bands- anything that makes your muscle to overcome a resistant force. In the below exercises, we are using resistance tubes with handles and resistance…

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Medical / March 16, 2015

Transcript: I’m very grateful to AlgaeCal. In July 19, 2012 I had a bone scan done. The doctor said if I fell I would break and suggested a pharmaceutical medication to strengthen my bones. I looked carefully at all the side effects of the drug and decided to try something natural instead. I researched Google and found AlgaeCal and decided to try it. I took it religiously ’til about November 2014. At which time I had another scan. The doctor was surprised and said there was such an improvement with my T score that I was no longer eligible for the drug under the natural health scheme. I will continue on the program and recommend it to my friends. Thank you, AlgaeCal.

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Fitness / Nutrition / March 16, 2015

We recently asked Lara Pizzorno, author of “Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life – Naturally” to talk about various bone health topics for our readers. In this video, Lara discusses the calcium paradox in a way you probably haven’t heard of before.  Watch to find out. If you prefer to read the full review, we’ve included the full text below. Are there any topics you would like Lara to talk about? If so, let us know in the comments! Transcript: Hello, I’m Lara Pizzorno the author of “Your Bones” and I’m here to share with you today some information with you that I hope will help you have healthier bones. In our last video clip we talked about a number of studies that show that calcium can help us not only lose extra weight but…

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