Are You Ready to Exercise?
Studies have shown that seven out of
10 people who start an exercise program drop out within a few months. One
problem is that most people jump into exercise without doing any planning up
Are you ready to
make exercise part of your lifestyle? Sherri McMillan, MSc, discovered that people who stick with
exercise buy into the following four “Laws of Success.”
1.The Law of Self-Efficacy: “If I
think I can or I think I can’t, I’m probably right.”
If you immediately start questioning whether you can make
the changes required to live an active lifestyle, you are going to have a
Best Fight Cancer, New Guidelines Urge Exercise
People undergoing cancertreatment traditionally have been told to
rest as much as possible and avoid exertion, to save all their strength to
battle the dreaded disease.
But a growing number of physicians
and researchers now say that people who remain physically active as best they
can during treatment are more likely to beat cancer.
The positive evidence for exercise during and after cancer treatment has
piled so high that an American College of Sports Medicine panel is revising the
group's national guidelines regarding exercise recommended for cancer
Even a little extra weight can be
An extensive, 10-year study of white
nonsmokers shows that every 5-point increase in BMI translated to a 31% higher
chance of dying.
Doctors and public health officials
have been admonishing us for years that it's unhealthful to carry around extra
pounds. A new study quantifies just how much that additional weight increases
one's risk of death and finds that being even a few pounds overweight makes a
Researchers analyzed the body mass index, or BMI, of 570,000 white men and
women who had never smoked and followed them for an average of 10 years.