Benefits of Cardio Exercise for the Body

by Darryl on November 25, 2011 0 Comments

The US Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, the American Heart Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have convened regarding the startling statistics that have been related to exercise. In the United States alone, as many as 250,000 deaths per year can be attributed to the lack of regular exercise or physical activity. Individuals with low levels of fitness have higher rates of cardiovascular morbidities. Despite the numerous evidences that have surfaced over the years, a vast majority of the population still remain sedentary.

There are plenty of resources which prove that exercise is beneficial to the body. The link of exercise to overall well-being comes as no surprise. However, the type of exercise matters. There are types of exercises that cater to specific needs and involve interaction of different muscles: some may need to increase body ...

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Child Obesity - The Facts For Our Next Generation

by Darryl on November 19, 2011 0 Comments

It is especially alarming that the incidence of obesity among children has increased sharply and substantially in recent decades. The latest available data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows that since 1980, prevalence of child obesity has almost tripled. Approximately 17% of the population of children aged 2-19 years old is obese. [1] [2] Compared with the prevalence of obesity among adults, the figures do not seem startling. However, this percentage comprises at least 12.5 million children living in the United States. Particular attention towards the data is warranted. Reports cite that not only the rates of overweight children have increased, but the heaviest children noted were markedly heavier as compared to previous surveys [2].

The data presented included children who have become obese and morbidly obese. Rates of those who are overweight and are at risk of becoming obese may even be higher. [2]
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The Basics Of Pilates Exercise

by Darryl on November 7, 2011 1 Comment

In case you're extremely knowledgeable and even in case you're a kind of folks that just keep dwelling, no doubt you've heard of the Pilates Exercise. The aim of Pilates Exercises is to stretch and to strengthen your body. That is why Pilates is so common with most contortionists and ballet dancers.

However simply because persons are using Pilates for bodily enchancment, and weight reduction, it does not imply that a Pilates exercise is a cardiovascular exercise. Pilates is mainly a low intensity exercise. Most instructors advocate Pilates with aerobics and different types of exercise for best effects.

The Pilates Exercise was invented by Joseph Pilates, a German National, as a self exercise. Pilates was born a fragile child, sickly and asthmatic, so he took to exercise to improve his body. When he was a bit older, he was residing in France, and was ... read more