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Reduce women's heart disease by staying active just 2-3 times per week

By Anderson: (NaturalNews) We all know that being active can help increase our heart health and overall health, but how much is enough? It seems that simply staying active 2-3 times a week can help middle-aged women reduce their risk of stroke, heart disease, and even blood clots when compared to inactive women.

20 creative ways to get to 10K steps per day

By Bundrant: (NaturalNews) How active is your lifestyle, and is there a reliable way for you to measure it?

One method is to count steps using a pedometer. If you research[PDF] step counting, you'll soon find that lifestyle activity levels are generally categorized as follows:

• Less than 5,000 steps per day may be used as a "sedentary lifestyle index."

• 5,000-7,499 steps per day is considered "low active."

• 7,500-9,999 steps per day is considered "somewhat active."

Oxygenate your cells to avoid disease-causing inflammation - here's how

By Huff: (NaturalNews) In order for your body to produce the energy that you need to live, your cells must continually take in oxygen, a process that is largely dependent upon proper nutrient intake. Nutrient deficiencies can lead to poor oxygenation, which in turn can cause cell death, inflammation and other health problems.

Thinking about exercise can help keep muscles toned and stronger

By Benson: (NaturalNews) For some people, having the discipline just to make it to the gym is half the battle in staying fit. But new research suggests that the simple act of thinking about working out without actually doing it may be enough to tone muscle and even promote muscle growth.

Planet Fitness kicks pregnant woman out of the gym for her 'belly hanging out'


A young pregnant woman was working out on a treadmill at a Planet Fitness gym in Charlotte, N.C., when one of the staff approached her and explained that she couldn't bare her bulging midriff. She had to change tops or leave. So she was given a choice.

Recent study links prolonged sitting to heart failure


With the number of people suffering from heart problems constantly going up, it is in the best interest of everyone to get to know the main contributing factors. A human heart is one of the most depended-upon organs in the body. However, if one has been spending the better part of his or her day sitting, this could probably be some shocking news. Recent research has shown that people who spend most of their time sitting could be endangering their lives. Prolonged sitting increases the risk of heart failure among many people, especially men.

Research shows resistance exercise helps prevent type 2 diabetes


It has been previously established that aerobic exercise helps to lower one's risk of type 2 diabetes. Now, a recent population study carried out on a large group of women and published in PLOS Medicine has revealed that resistance or weight training could help decrease type 2 diabetes risk as well.