March 25, 2013

Quick Exercise vs. Long Exercise

The daily recommended amount of exercise is typically known as thirty minutes a day. That’s half an hour out of the day dedicated to working out in a gym, running outside, swimming in a pool, or even grooving to music in a Zumba class. Many people find, that with the hustle and bustle of a busy day, thirty minutes of exercise is just too hard to accomplish.

This inspired researchers at Bellarmine University and Oregon State University to see if multiple, short sessions of physical exercise, for less than 10 minutes, lead to positive results. Well, who exercises for less than 10 minutes, multiple times a day? Researchers linked this kind of exercise to an active lifestyle; meaning that small activities like taking the stairs at work, or parking in the furthest parking spot at the grocery store, counted towards an active lifestyle.

So what did the researchers test? In people aged 15-85, they compared the effects of exercising less than ten minutes, multiple times a day (non-bout activity) to the effects of exercising more than 10 minutes a day (bout activity) in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors (i.e. BMI, waist circumference, cholesterol, metabolic syndrome)

What researchers found was the following:

• People who participated in bout activity, had significantly lower BMI
• Bout and non-bout activity have a positive influence on health
• The health outcomes in bout and non-bout activity were similar

What does this mean for you? If you lead a busy lifestyle, and cannot find the time to exercise for more than ten consecutive minutes, don’t beat yourself up over it. Lead an active lifestyle by making small changes to your daily activities. This can include activities like choosing to take the stairs when an elevator is available or walking around the house while on the phone. Leading an active lifestyle through non-bout activity, can still benefit your health and is much better than being a couch potato.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise for more than ten minutes, because you should. If you find the time for a 20, 30, or even longer work out, do it! In the end, the dphysical activity will only benefit your health and body.

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Reference: http://www.portalagita.org.br/uploads/arquivos/Publicacoes/Loprinzi_PD_et_al_Association_between_biologic_outcomes_and_objectively_measured_physical_activity_Am_J_HealthProm_2013.pdf

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August 24, 2010

Lead By Example and Get Your Kids Active

Filed under: exercise — Tags: , , , , , , , — robertprice @ 6:03 pm

I still remember when I was younger, I used to play outside with my friends until the streetlights came on, and even then we sometimes stayed out even later. I used to and still do love hockey, and I remember when my dad taught me the power of the slap shot. What many of today’s parents seem to forget is that they have to lead by example when it comes to getting their kids active. Even if your kid refuses to admit it, they look to their parents as role models and base a lot of their behavior after what they see and hear. Parents need to start going outside and making exercise fun for children again.

It may seem like a lot of work sometimes, but part of being a parent is spending time with your child or children. Simply going outside and teaching your kid how to ride a bike can be extremely beneficial. You get some quality bonding time in with your child, and you teach your child the importance of physical exercise. Maybe one day, you can take your kid on a day trip to go biking. If you’re not too into biking, go toss a ball around in the backyard. Your child will quickly pick up that sports, and exercising for that matter, can be really fun. This is a crucial first step in ensuring your child can maintain his or her health further on into the future.

Next time you’re sitting at home and see your kid has been sitting inside for hours playing on the X-Box or sitting at the computer, ask them to come outside and throw that baseball around. Your child is guaranteed to benefit from the activity and you may just establish a closer relationship with your son or daughter.

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February 23, 2010

5 Ways to Deal with Anger

Recently, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to anger problems and ways to manage anger. I, personally don’t have an anger problem (at least I don’t think I do), but one of my friends, who will remain nameless (KJ), might have a tiny anger problem. Let’s just say he punched a hole through his door after the Indianapolis Colts lost the Super bowl (that was the second door he broke in the span of two weeks). Needless to say, he may have to find some way to vent this anger.

1. Think Before You Act – As soon as you notice your anger building, try to really think about why you’re angry. Sometimes we (yes even me) become angered over simple things. By taking an extra few seconds to assess the situation, you may be able to calm yourself.

2. Recognize Your Anger – Before you can even begin to deal with your anger, you need to be able to realize when you are beginning to become angry.

3. Distract Yourself – By taking your mind off of something, you can find peace. I’ve seen many people use many different techniques to distract their minds from their anger. This could be simply squeezing a stress ball or putting a rubber band on your wrist, so you can snap the band to focus your mind on the minor and brief pain on your wrist.

4. Vent – For some people, preventing anger just doesn’t appear to be possible and they have to release their aggression. If this is you, try to USE your aggression in a beneficial or safe environment. I have a punching bag at home that I beat up every time I’m angry. I get some exercise in, release all the built up rage, and I’m too tired to even think about being angry by the end. Playing a sport is an excellent form of anger management.

5. Don’t Sleep On It – I tried to go to bed angry for many years thinking it would be better in the morning, but this just led to me being even angrier. I find that if you’re angry, it’s better to deal with it quickly instead of sleeping on it. If it’s late, try writing down what made you angry and why. You’ll probably end up writing more than you first intended and will most likely go completely off topic, but you’ll essentially clear your mind or at least forget about your anger.

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January 26, 2010

Dogs Can Help Improve Your Fitness

Filed under: animal shelter,dogs,exercise,Health,Uncategorized,weight loss — robertprice @ 10:59 am


Dogs are great companions. They can be a handful sometimes, but they give you a lot back in return. If you’ve always wanted a dog, but just couldn’t get the motivation to find your perfect companion or if you are a child and living with your parents trying to convince them that they should get a dog, then I have some great news (especially for the kids, parents always need that extra little bit of convincing).

Research conducted by the University of Missouri found a significant increase in the improvement of fitness in people who walk dogs. For any kids that are reading that means you can either tell your mom or dad that they’ll become healthier, or you may tell them that you will be getting more exercise when you walk the dog (even though this is probably a lie because I know all kids say, “Oh, but mom and dad, I’ll take care of the dog.”

The University research showed that out of the 54 adults that participated in the study, those that walked dogs were more likely to exercise on a regular basis, while those that chose to walk with a human companion were significantly more likely to make up various excuses to get out of their walks.

Additionally, the overall walking speed of people that walked dogs increased an astounding 28%! Not only are people with dogs exercising more regularly, it appears that they are exercising more efficiently too.

Furthermore, if you find that you just don’t have the time for a dog (they’re require a lot of love and attention) there are other ways you can help. If you love dogs, but are unable to get your own due to either financial or time constraints there is always the animal shelters. If you get some spare time somewhere in your schedule you could drive, or bus down to your local animal shelter and volunteer to walk a dog. You get the exercise you need and you feel great about helping out.

There you have it, another great reason why animal companions, in this case dogs, are so important.

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September 14, 2009

7 Easy Energy Boosters

Filed under: circulation,energy,exercise,protein,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 4:37 pm
Pop a mint!

A study found that athletes who smelt peppermint before a race ran longer and faster than those who smelt nothing before the race.
Take a cold shower
Having a shower that alternates from hot to cold can improve your metabolism and circulation which will prevent laziness. Cold baths and showers taken regularly increase the oxygen flow to the body, making you more alert.
Drink water
Everyone knows how important it is to drink water, but did you know if your body loses it’s hydration level by just 2% you could reduce your body’s total energy level by 20%?

Breathe

Breathing deeply supplies your brain with more oxygen therefore making it sharper and more alert. Try taking a few deep breaths when you start to feel drowsy.
Go for a walk
A 10-minute walk will boost your mood and energy for up to two hours. Moderate physical activity boosts energy levels quickly. A short walk is a great alternative to a sugar fix.

Have an egg

Eggs are the BEST source for protein and energy. An egg for breakfast is capable of getting your through the morning just until it’s time for lunch.

Stay away from energy drinks

Research showed that although energy drinks boost energy on consumption, the effects only last for an hour before a crash and a loss of concentration.

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July 23, 2009

6 Benefits of Regular Exercise

Daily exercise does wonders to your body and mind. Whether it’s a walk or a run, 20 minutes or an hour, exercising is the best thing you can do to improve your overall health.

1. Healthy Skin – Regular exercise promotes circulation and sends nutrients and oxygen to your skin. Those who exercise find that they break out less often than those who do not exercise.

2. Less Stress – When you exercise your body releases endorphins (feel-good hormones) that give you a feeling of relaxation and happiness.

3. Better Body – By exercising you will develop a toned and defined body. The muscle you build by working out burns fat making you look at feel amazing.

4. Better Immune System – Believe it or not, when we sweat we get rid of the toxins and chemicals that trigger disease. Because exercising improves circulation exercising can improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

5. Dessert! – If you exercise regularly you are able to indulge in treats and desserts without having to worry about gaining fat.

6. Confidence – Because you will look and feel more healthy and fit, you will become more confident. Others will see you as a happy, kind, and strong individual. In addition, the feel-good hormones that you give off will make others feel better around you as well.

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July 14, 2009

5 Ways to Reduce Stress


Try Writing – Write about everything you think is causing you stress. Write about all those little things that annoy you, agitate you. Write about something that happened that made you angry, or sad. Write about something that you find pleasure in, maybe a short story with a cliché happy ending. Just write for the sake of writing, it might take your mind off the thing(s) that make you stressed out.

Talk It Out – Find someone you know you can trust and who is a good listener who won’t judge you. Then let it all out. Talk about that thing at work that you find frustrating, like that paper that your boss just won’t accept. Talk about something that made you sad, cry if you have to. Get angry if you must, just don’t keep all the emotion bottled inside you, it has a way of just erupting at the most inopportune moments.

Exercise – Getting regular exercise is one of, if not the best way to relieve stress. It allows you to have a physical outlet for all that stress that’s been bringing you down. Stretching will help with muscle tension and many people find stretching relaxing. Why not work on some deep breathing at the same time to help you relax.

Eat Some Chocolate – Chocolate makes you happy and when you are stressed out being happy is the one thing in the world you need. Not only will chocolate lighten your mood, it tastes really good too.

Listen To Music – Music is such a powerful tool. There is a lot of music that will help you calm down and relax. Even though it might not be your preferred type of music try listening to something slower or more mellow. Although it is a little bit weird it does work. I personally am a rock and metal music fan. However, sometimes it’s good to listen to something a bit slower. Even if you’re not into going to something like the sound of ocean waves you can still go more for a soft rock song. Maybe one of the slower songs from the groups “Muse,” or “Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

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May 13, 2009

How Dance Can Help Your Health

Filed under: dance,exercise,osteoporosis,stress,stress relief,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 5:48 pm

 Trying to get into shape isn’t always the easiest thing to do. You have probably tried sports like football, hockey, soccer, and many others, but simply find you’re no good, or are constantly getting injured. You could always go out for a nice jog, or hit the gym. This might be entertaining for a short period of time, but soon the novelty wears off and you grow bored. You’ve tried everything else so why not try dance?

Dance provides a fun and entertaining way of becoming physically active, while at the same time, given you’ve stretched and warmed up properly, is a relatively safe way to get some exercise.

Some people will tell you “dance isn’t a sport!” These people clearly do not realize all the things dance does for your body. Depending on the type of dance and your body weight, you could be burning anywhere between 300-500 calories an hour. For those that do not know, a downhill skier that weighs 155lbs, burns 422 calories an hour for moderate effort. If dance isn’t a sport you might as well stop calling skiing, basketball, football, soccer, baseball, and swimming sports.

Dance has many, many benefits that include:

Flexibility– Most dancers stretch before participating in a routine, or practicing. Most dances require the dancer to be able to move many of their muscles in all different ways; this obviously leads to increased flexibility in just about every part of your body.

Bone Strength– As you are moving during a routine the bones in your legs are strengthened which helps slow down bone loss, combined with medication, you may be able to fight off Osteoporosis.

Balance– Dance requires an extreme amount of balance, so if you find yourself on the ground more than on your feet, dance will help improve your sense of balance.

Helps Relieve Stress– Dancing, especially with a partner or group can relieve a great deal of stress. Not only do you get to workout and express yourself, but you can socialize with those around you and have good time.

Dance promotes many health benefits and should seriously be considered by many people. It is a way to express yourself, relieve stress, and get some exercise, all while fighting off things like osteoporosis, and many other bone and muscle related pain. However, always know the limit at which you can push your body, the importance of dance is to have fun, so try not to pull a muscle.

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