8 Tips for a healthier Christmas.

As we are starting to close out 2018 all of us at Active One would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. We hope that you have a fun filled Festive Season with friends and family and a safe and happy new year! To make sure we all have a fun and healthy holiday break […]

Chronic Pain and Exercise Physiology

  Pain is the most common reason people seek medical help. If this pain persists for a period longer than 6 months or beyond expected healing time it is then considered to be chronic pain. One in five Australians suffer with chronic pain and this prevalence increases to one in three people over the age of […]

Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat

If you want to battle belly fat as you age, new research suggests you need to add weight training to your exercise regimen. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that combining aerobic activities with weight, or resistance, training is key to preserving muscle and avoiding weight gain, particularly age-related belly fat. “Because aging is associated with sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass, […]

Study: Exercise Protects The Brain Against Depression

Evidence from many credible studies shows that exercise is potent medicine for the mind. Both strength training and cardiovascular exercise yield benefits above the shoulders, like greater endurance under stress and more mental elasticity to bounce back from difficult situations. We know that some of these benefits come from exercise elevating brain chemicals, like endorphins, that produce a […]

Why a Brisk Walk Is Better?

Walking, fast or slow, is wonderful exercise. But now a first-of-its-kind study shows that to get the most health benefits from walking, many of us need to pick up the pace. The findings stem from a new analysis of the National Walkers’ Health Study, a large database of information maintained at the Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Turn Your Walk Into a Workout

Walking is as simple as it gets for exercise. All you need is a good, supportive pair of walking shoes. “Just a few extra steps each day is a simple and easy way to take an active role in maintaining a significantly healthier life,” says Timothy Gardner, MD, past president of the American Heart Association. Get Started Set […]

Men Who Take Statins May Exercise Less

Older men taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to be slightly less active than those who don’t take them, a new study suggests. Statin users logged about 40 fewer minutes of moderate activity each week compared to nonusers, according to the study. These findings confirm those of previous studies that found an association between a drop […]

Will Exercise Really Lower Triglycerides?

Exercise can help you lower unhealthy triglyceride levels. Start with 20-30 minutes of aerobic activity — anything that gets your heart rate up. Do that 5 days a week, and watch your numbers drop. The best part? You reap the benefits of exercise even if you don’t lose weight right away. Pick a Triglyceride-Trimming Exercise Aerobic activity (“cardio“) […]

Not Exercising? That’s as Bad as Smoking

When you see someone smoking, you might question “Why would you do that to yourself when you know it could kill you?” Do you react the same way when you know someone doesn’t exercise? You should. When I was at a recent medical conference, one of the presenters reminded the audience that research has shown physical inactivity to be as deadly […]

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