A few months ago we used this space to talk about some of the most common nutrition myths found on diet and fitness sites across the Internet. As noted at the time, we were merely touching the tip of the iceberg with the misconceptions we chose to focus on in that piece, so we’re going to continue busting even more myths for you right now.
Many fitness novices ‒ and perhaps even some folks at the intermediate level ‒ find it difficult to determine how intensely they should perform their cardiovascular exercises. They wonder if it's better to walk, run, or pedal as fast as they can for as long as they can (which typically results in a very short workout) or if they should go at a slower pace that can be sustained for a much longer duration. The answer often lies somewhere in the middle of the two extremes, and can be determined with the help of a heart rate monitor.
Terri Good was understandably skeptical about her first encounter with a 3G Cardio Accelerated Vibration Training machine.
Half a century ago, in response to the overwhelming number of American deaths caused annually by cardiovascular disease, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into effect a document designating February American Heart Month.
Summer is in full swing and temperatures are rising. For those who love a good outdoor workout, summer can be a challenging time. We’ve already discussed how to protect yourself from the sun as you get in your exercise, but we wanted to explore another danger that athletes and fitness enthusiasts face in these months: overheating.
In movies, epic love stories often begin around food — a candle-lit meal, a picnic in a park or a shared ice cream cone along a pier. This Valentine’s Day, as you try to select the perfect food to express your affection, walk past the candy aisle, strut past the champagne until you reach… the kidney beans.
It’s been said that food can be the fastest way to someone’s heart. While the phrase usually describes courtship by way of a tasty meal, we encourage our readers to think about how the foods they eat may be affecting their heart health as we conclude American Heart Month.