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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.

Exercise helps to prevent cancer, fight it, and ward off relapse: studies

Separate recent studies have underlined the importance of exercise and physical activity in fighting cancer. Importantly, the research showed that exercise not only helps with cancer prevention, it also helps with improving the prognosis of those already diagnosed with cancer, as well as with boosting the life expectancy of cancer survivors who had previously beaten the disease.

The Best Exercise Of All?

Researchers around the world frequently look at the benefits of different types of exercise. Running, walking, biking, weight lifting, swimming… Each has its own advantages. But another type of exercise has been shown to reduce your risk of heart attack by 30 percent while increasing hand strength, boosting optimism and even improving your diet.

Too Much Exercise, Yet Again?

In this blog, we usually admonish readers to get off their duffs and don some running shoes. The majority of people don't exercise enough to even meet the paltry standards established by our health agencies. But not everybody tends toward couch potato. In fact, some people partake in so much fitness and exercise that, according to studies, they might actually be risking their health.

Reduce lower back pain with the right back exercises

Around four out of five people experience back pain during their lifetime, and many people suffer chronic pain that lowers their quality of life. Surgery is rarely needed for back problems and accepting living with daily pain is also a rare necessity. Back pain can usually be relieved with proper stretching and back exercises. If your problem is severe, you may need to speak with a doctor about your limitations. These exercises will help most people build up their back muscles and relieve tension that can lead to decreased pain. Back exercises can also prevent back injuries and issues from developing.