Exercise

  • Not Exercising as Harmful as Obesity | Natural Health Blog
    3/23/2017
    Research says that inactivity has a risk similarly to that of obesity for developing heart disease. Exercise is one of the best ways to protect your heart!
  • Quick Natural Fix to Depression | Mental Health Blog
    3/21/2017
    A recent study reveals that that one out of every six people in the US has taken psychiatric drugs, and the great preponderance of those prescriptions are for antidepressants or anti-anxiety pills. What can you do naturally to get some relief?
  • Heath Benefits of Weekend Warriors | Health Blog
    1/21/2017
    According to recent research, weekend warriors really do get some of the same benefits as those who exercise every day.
  • Women Need Strength Training Exercise | Health Blog
    1/14/2017
    For 2017, find out why every woman should be doing strength training as part of their daily exercise regime.
  • Running Does Not Damage Your Knees? | Natural Health Blog
    1/5/2017
    New research suggests that not only is it possible that running doesn’t harm your knees, it’s possible that it actually might be beneficial.
  • 8 Ways To Avoid Colds & Flu | Natural Health Blog
    1/3/2017
    We have 8 tried-and-true methods of avoiding colds! Read on for some natural ways to prevent a cold or flu virus from getting the best of you.
  • TV Harms Your Fertility | Health Blog
    12/13/2016
    Home entertainment options nowadays make just about everything accessible on our televisions. Between on-demand cable services, subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu, and DVR recorders, we can watch almost anything our hearts desire for hours on end. And sometimes, that may be just what you’re in the mood to do after a long day at work or on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Of course you’re aware that binge watching TV isn’t the healthiest of activities in general, but now there’s a specific reason that you probably haven’t thought of.
  • Importance of Sunlight in the Winter | Health Blog
    12/9/2016
    The days are getting shorter and most of us are not leaving work this time of year until it’s completely dark outside. If you don’t make it outdoors at lunchtime, you may barely see any sunlight during the week. The very thought of it is depressing. But even if you don’t have any type of mood disorder, seeing the sun is important on a daily basis. In fact, new research suggests it might be a key element to safeguarding your happiness through the winter months.
  • Walk After a Meal To Balance Blood Sugar | Health Blog
    11/12/2016
    New research suggests that those with Type 2 Diabetes might benefit by doing cardio immediately after eating.
  • Competition Motivates Us to Exercise | Health Blog
    11/10/2016
    New research suggests that getting a little competitive might spur you to work out more than support does.
  • 4 Ways To Live To 100 | Natural Health Blog
    9/22/2016
    We already know eating a Mediterranean Diet can add years to life, as can exercise, but what other less celebrated factors appear to be correlated to exceptional lifespan? These four factors may surprise you.
  • Pros and Cons of Pokemon Go | Mental Health Blog
    9/17/2016
    People walking off of cliffs, getting injured, facing arrest, even getting killed…all in pursuit of Pokemon monsters. Say what? Learn the pros and cons of this new game.
  • The Best Time of Day to Exercise | Weight Loss Blog
    8/6/2016
    Some of us hop out of bed, slip on running shoes and plunge right into a workout even before sunrise, while others can’t imagine hitting the streets before coffee. Likewise, some eat dinner and then head out to the gym when the stars come out, leaving their exhausted brethren on the couch watching TV. Does it matter whether you exercise first thing or wait until day is done?
  • Health Benefits of Watermelon |  Natural Health Blog
    8/3/2016
    Today is National Watermelon Day, and there is more than one reason to celebrate! Just a 2 cup serving of watermelon is only 80 calories, but its loaded with vitamins such as vitamin A, key antioxidants such as lycopene, and amino acids such as citrulline.
  • Successful Workplace Wellness Programs | Natural Health Blog
    7/21/2016
    The use of promotions and rewards can greatly increase involvement in workplace wellness programs.
  • Exercise Prevents Ovarian Cancer | Cancer Alternatives Health Blog
    7/5/2016
    Two new studies have found that a sedentary lifestyle may be linked to a higher risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Exercise to Cut 13 Types of Cancer | Cancer Alternatives Health Blog
    6/2/2016
    Exercise may reduce the risk of 13 different forms of cancer.
  • Intense, Short Workouts for Blood Sugar | Natural Health Blog
    5/10/2016
    Brief workouts based around a single minute of intense exercise broken up into three intervals may be as effective in improving fitness as longer as more traditional workouts.
  • Less Americans Healthy Today | Health Blog
    4/2/2016
    New research has found that a mere 2.7 percent of Americans meet the minimum criteria for leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • Losing Money Motivates Weight Loss | Natural Weight Loss Blog
    3/5/2016
    The threat of losing a monetary reward if an exercise goal is not attained may be more motivating than the potential to earn a reward if the goal is attained.
  • Daily Exercise for Lower Back Pain | Natural Health Blog
    1/30/2016
    A well-designed daily exercise routine may be the best way to avoid triggering an episode of lower back pain.
  • Too Much TV Causes Mental Decline | Mental Health Blog
    12/17/2015
    Young adults who admit to spending long periods of time stretched out on the couch watching TV are more likely to experience cognitive decline by the time they reach middle age.
  • Why Shoulder Surgery Not Needed | Health Blog
    11/5/2015
    New research suggests that a shoulder dislocation may heal just as well with non-operative treatment as it does with a surgical procedure.
  • Children Sitting Too Long | Children's Health Blog
    10/10/2015
    Sitting isn't just bad for adults. As it turns out, sitting for prolonged periods of time is very bad for young children as well.
  • Your Love Life After A Heart Attack | Natural Health Blog
    10/8/2015
    Many post-heart attack patients are perfectly safe having sex, and it might even be beneficial to their health as a source of exercise.
  • Sitting linked to Cancer, Heart & Liver Disease | Natural Health Blog
    10/3/2015
    New research suggests that people who sit for too long may end up with liver disease as well as heart disease.
  • Adult Biking Injuries on the Rise | Health Blog
    9/15/2015
    Hospital admissions due to injuries sustained while bike riding have more than doubled in recent years, with the most substantial increase among people 45 and older.
  • Physically Active Teens | Exercise Health Blog
    8/15/2015
    Regular activity during adolescence is associated with health benefits in middle age that include a lower risk of mortality from disease.
  • Health Benefits of Walking | Natural Health Blog
    5/30/2015
    Taking a steady walk for a two-minute period every hour may help undo some of the harmful effects associated with sitting for hours at a time.
  • How to Avoid Gym Accidents | Health Blog
    5/21/2015
    While it's true that only 1500 people across the US ended up in the emergency room as a result of gym injuries in 2007, by 2012, that number had catapulted to 460,000.
  • Sitting too Long on the Job | Health Blog
    4/11/2015
    According to a recent study, employees spend an average of 77 percent of the day sitting and only five percent of their time engaged in moderate or vigorous exercise.
  • Exercise Improves Sexual Function | Natural Health Blog
    4/9/2015
    Exercising regularly appears to improve sexual function in men--and women too.
  • Dangers of Intense Jogging | Natural Health Blog
    2/17/2015
    A new study has found that although there are benefits to jogging regularly, more vigorous training is as risky to health as a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Dog walking to Lose Weight | Weight Loss Blog
    12/27/2014
    New research suggests that owners who are made aware of the health dangers of their dog's weight appear more motivated to exercise alongside their pet.
  • Gyms, Air Pollution, & Germs
    11/15/2014
    New research tells us that the air inside you gym might not be any better than the air on the traffic-filled street outside.
  • Music Enhances a Workout -- Athletic Performance Blog
    11/6/2014
    When people listen to songs they enjoy, even the most high-intensity, difficult workout becomes easier to complete.
  • Sports Drinks Leading to Tooth Decay
    10/28/2014
    Tooth decay and gum disease are surprisingly common among top athletes and, at times, can be so detrimental that they can't play to their potential.
  • Drinking After Working Out | Health Blog
    10/7/2014
    According to new research, people have an increased intake of alcohol on the days they are more physically active.
  • 9/30/2014
    New research has found that commuting to work under your own physical locomotion (not driving) has been linked to a boost in psychological wellbeing.
  • Exercising Increases Grades, GPA | Children's Health Blog
    7/29/2014
    Students who are members of a campus fitness center tend to have higher grade point averages than their peers who are not belong to such a facility.
  • Youth Fitness Decline | Children's Health Blog
    7/26/2014
    A new study by the Centers for Disease Control has found that physical activity among children peaks as early as age two and then begins a steady decline.
  • 7/19/2014
    Individuals with mild or even moderate Parkinson's disease can greatly improve their symptoms just by walking several times a week.
  • 7/5/2014
    Viewers under the age of 40 who watch lots of television double their risk of death, according to a new study just published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
  • 7/3/2014
    According to new research, residing in a place that is conducive to lots of walking means you may be less likely to become obese or develop diabetes.
  • 4/12/2014
    Despite a recent study, until a verdict can be reached more conclusively, it is probably safer for the majority of us to forgo marathon training in favor of less rigorous and extreme forms of activity.
  • Vigorous Exercise and Obesity | Natural Health Blog
    3/1/2014
    New research has found that the average obese woman exercises vigorously only one hour a year! Obese men do slightly better at 3.6 hours annually.
  • Fitness and Exercise or Medication? | Natural Health Blog
    1/9/2014
    Studies show that exercise is equally as effective as medication in preventing death from both diabetes and heart disease and for treating ongoing coronary heart disease.
  • A Fitness and Exercise Routine May Lower the Risk of Kidney Stones | Natural Health Blog
    12/28/2013
    Walking for approximately three hours per week or jogging for just an hour a week may lower the chance of kidney stones forming by as much as 31 percent.
  • 10/29/2013
    Research has determined that men who exercise consistently are more likely to have a sperm count that is higher than average as compared to men who are not regular exercisers.
  • Too much fitness and exercise
    9/21/2013
    Some people exercise so much that, according to studies, they might actually be risking their health.
  • Fitness and exercise reduced by smart phones
    7/30/2013
    According to new research, smart phones may turn out to have a substantial downside: the more you use them, the less fit you may be.
  • Fitness and exercise
    7/6/2013
    Over 80 percent of the US population doesn't do even the minimum amount of exercise recommended by the Health and Human Services Department.
  • Yoga Brain Power
    6/18/2013
    A recent study has found that even a brief, 20-minute session of hatha yoga can reap benefits to cognitive function in several important areas.
  • Healthy Aging
    5/30/2013
    New research has found that a high level of fitness in middle age appears to confer some protection from cancer in men for at least 20 years.
  • Fitness and exercise
    5/14/2013
    New research suggests that the vast majority of American adults are foregoing physical activity on a regular basis.
  • Aerobic training
    4/23/2013
    A new study has found that post-menopausal women who do a greater amount of physical activity have lower estrogen levels.
  • 2/20/2013
    According to a recent study that took place at Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center and Indiana University in Indianapolis, yoga classes can improve balance, an essential ability that may be diminished by stroke as well as with age.
  • 2/9/2013
    We conclude our series on the anatomy and physiology of human muscle by looking at how exercise builds muscle, and armed with this understanding, you will be better able to evaluate the countless exercise routines that are available to determine which one works best for you.
  • Human Anatomy Muscles
    1/26/2013
    In this newsletter, we continue our examination of the human muscle system by exploring both the physics of muscle movement and the code that underpins muscle anatomy.
  • Supplements That Build Muscle
    1/12/2013
    Exploring your muscles and bones is far more interesting than it first appears -- and properly taking care of them, far more involved than you might believe.
  • Haircuts for Black Women
    1/8/2013
    Recent research has found that a large proportion of African-American women in particular admit to not working out because they fear it will ruin the effects of their expensive hair treatments.
  • decreased appetite
    11/22/2012
    Recent studies that have found aerobic exercise can be effective in decreasing the appetite and increasing the feeling that you are well sated.
  • 11/3/2012
    People who have had strokes experience symptoms such as difficulty or loss of speech, weakness of limbs, and balance difficulties. A recent study on the benefits of yoga conducted (by) the VA Medical Center of Indiana found that yoga can lessen stroke symptoms, especially balance difficulties.
  • 9/30/2012
      According to research from Imperial College London, using free transportation such as public busses is a good source of daily physical activity in older adults.
  • 8/14/2012
    A new study has found that the children who are fittest tend to earn higher scores on standardized testing. The research, conducted at the University of North Texas in Denton, found that fit kids performed better on both math and reading grade-level tests.
  • 8/7/2012
    According to research at Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, lack of exercise may very well be responsible for approximately 10 percent of global annual deaths -- roughly the same number that the health scourge of cigarettes causes.
  • 8/4/2012
    According to a recent study that took place at Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center and Indiana University in Indianapolis, yoga classes can improve balance, an essential ability that may be diminished by stroke as well as with age.
  • 7/31/2012
    Exercise fundamentally changes every system and function in your body. The older you get, the more important it is – and the more pronounced the benefits. For athletes, natural health can bring your athletic performance to a whole new level, but for a person in their 80's, exercise can literally increase muscle strength by as much as 300% in a matter of just a few weeks. Below is a list of resources concerning types of exercise Jon Barron recommends as well as specific health supplements to help your body repair and build -- important for both the fitness beginner to the competitive athlete:
  • 6/30/2012
    New research that took place at the Mid America Heart Institute of St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, found that those who work out in smaller, less strenuous doses may actually have stronger, healthier hearts than their counterparts who go all out participating in endurance athletics.
  • 4/21/2012
    New research suggests that senior citizens with too much extra weight may well be at higher risk of loss of dementia.
  • 2/21/2012
    Brown fat is body fat that burns energy, as opposed to the more typical white fat, which just stores the calories we have consumed. Scientists have discovered a hormone that appears to alter white fat, making it behave similarly to brown fat and increase the amount of energy we burn.
  • 1/31/2012
    A recent study has found that children who often head a soccer ball are at risk for developing a brain injury. For kids on a team who practice and play several times a week, heading the ball is part of their training, and they may do quite a bit of it.
  • 12/20/2011
    According to research presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), up to 173,000 new cases of cancer could be prevented annually in the US if people sat less. The two types of cancer that seem to be the most influenced by sitting too much include breast cancer and colon cancer.
  • 12/17/2011
    New research that suggests home birthing is an extremely safe option for both mother and baby. Scientists at the University of Oxford in England found that the risk of injury to the newborn was less than one percent, even in births to first time mothers.
  • 9/27/2011
    According to a new study that took place at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, cardiovascular exercise was found to burn the fat around the midsection off more effectively than a weight training workout -- and in particular visceral fat, the dangerous fat parked around your internal organs.
  • 8/25/2011
    A recent study suggests that the single biggest risk factor leading to Alzheimer's in the US is lack of exercise. Twenty-one percent of all instances of the disease, or 1.1 million cases, could be prevented if more people exercised regularly, according to the researchers. The single biggest risk factor worldwide, though, is lack of education.
  • 8/19/2011
    A new study recently released by the University of California in San Francisco, suggests that the single biggest risk factor leading to Alzheimer's in the US is lack of exercise. Twenty-one percent of all instances of the disease, or 1.1 million cases, could be prevented if more people exercised regularly, according to the researchers.  Depression causes another 15 percent, says the study, smoking 11 percent, hypertension eight percent, obesity in midlife and low education each trigger seven percent, and diabetes correlates to three percent.
  • 8/6/2011
    Researchers have found that the average mile-running times of people in their 40s or 50s correlates strongly to whether they have a high risk of cardiovascular problems in their senior years. Those with the highest level of fitness in the study were found to have only a 10 percent lifetime risk of developing heart disease VS 30 percent for  those in the lowest fitness group.
  • 8/4/2011
    Recent studies have found that memory tasks performed regularly can nudge your IQ up a few points -- and the uptick remains in place several months later. So just as you can exercise to condition your body to be healthy, you just might be able to exercise your brain to its optimum potential.
  • 6/23/2011
    We all fret about the obesity epidemic among children as well as adults today.  But few of us worry about our children when they are in the normal weight range and seem totally healthy.  The problem is that we should be very worried if our thin kids tend to be couch potatoes. A recent study at Skane University Hospital in Malmo, Sweden, showed that pre-adolescent children have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease if they are not physically active.
  • 5/21/2011
    Aerobic exercise can not only help you lose weight in all the right places but also gain something in one very important place: your brain.  A region of your brain that is essential to memory has been shown in a recent study to increase in volume after getting regular cardiovascular exercise. The research, which took place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, demonstrated that when older people committed to a walking routine for a year, the hippocampus area of the brain -- which typically loses some mass over time as we age -- actually increased in size.
  • 4/5/2011
    A recent study out of Tufts University just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the chances of having a heart attack increase 2.7 times during and right after sex. The risk is greatest for normally sedentary people who engage in what the researchers euphemistically call "episodic sex," meaning sex once in a blue moon.  Read on for more information about heart health & heart attack risks and physical activity!
  • 4/2/2011
    Recent research at the University of California Los Angeles found that taking weekly tai chi classes decreased seniors' incidence of depression significantly. Then again, the depression relieving benefits of tai chi reported in the study are hardly unique to tai chi. Previous studies have found that 30 minutes of plain old mainstream exercise three times a week is actually more effective than pharmaceutical drugs at relieving depression.  Read on for natural health information to alleviate depression, arthritis pain and boost mental health, with Jon Barron's natural health blog!
  • 1/8/2011
    For elderly adults, falls typically result in far more trouble than band-aids and reassurances. In fact, for those over 65, falls can be the short path to disability and death. The fact is that balance rapidly declines as people age, and so each year, one out of every three adults over the age of 65 experiences a traumatic fall.
  • 2/23/2007
    Listen as Jon explains that exercise is not just for building strength, it is one of the most important components for disease prevention and building natural health.
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