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Lowering cancer risk with exercise

It is important to remember that there is no proven way to completely prevent cancer, but there may be steps you can take to lower your risk. Research shows that physical activity may lower the risk of the following cancers:

Exercises At Home: 10 Ways To Lose Weight Without Equipment

If the thought of going to crowded gyms with equipment hoarders makes you cringe, there's a simpler (and cheaper) way to stay fit right about now.

With New Year's just around the corner, there will be plenty of focus on fitness, with losing weight and setting health goals the second most popular resolution for most people. Gyms can not only get crowded, but finding time to work out becomes difficult.

Walking 'cuts breast cancer risk'

"We know that the best weapon to overcoming breast cancer is the ability to stop it occurring in the first place.”

Post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer significantly, a study has suggested.

The report, which followed 73,000 women for 17 years, found walking for at least seven hours a week lowered the risk of the disease.

The American Cancer Society team said this was the first time reduced risk was specifically linked to walking.

Exercise Daily To Enjoy Sound Sleep

While there is no doubt that Canada's adult obesity rates have been soaring of late, it has been found in a new research that those who attempt physical exercise on regular basis are most likely to get sound sleep.

It has been said that the relation between the two is extremely strong that a walk for 10 minutes could change a lot in one's sleeping cycle. The study involving 1,000 adults, ages 23 to 60, divided the participants into different groups namely exercisers, or non-exercisers after considering their activity levels.

Walk This Way

The easiest way to get fit is by putting one foot in front of the other.

You don’t need an expensive gym membership or fancy equipment to get in shape. All you need to do is lace up your shoes, put one foot in front of the other, and head out the door. The bonus: while you walk your way to fitness, you’ll be enjoying fresh air and an improved mental outlook.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.

The top benefits doing of Pilates exercise that people report are that they become stronger, longer, leaner, and more able to do anything with grace and ease.

Pilates is an Adaptable Method

Exercise and Illness

Know when to exercise and when to rest.

You wake up with a sore throat and the sniffles; is it an excuse to roll over and catch an extra hour of sleep, or should you lace up your shoes and go for a jog? That depends. Learning to tune in to your symptoms will help you discern whether exercise is going to help or hurt.

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The 10 Best Hiking Spots in the United States

Why do people hike? Is it simply a holdover from our wanderings when we were hunting and gathering? After all, humans and prehumans didn’t exactly have mass transit. Walking was a necessity. If a tribe wanted to relocate to greener pastures, there was only one way to do it.

Exercise & Pollution

It’s a classic catch-22: You want to do something good for yourself by going for a run, but do the benefits outweigh the risks of exercising in heavily polluted air?

Aerobic exercise is indeed one of the cornerstones of health, but it turns out that aerobic activity and pollution really don’t mix. If you live in a heavily polluted urban area or travel frequently to such places, you may want to rethink your exercise regimen so that you can reap the maximum benefits with minimum harm to your lungs.

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