Exercise | Health Eagle - Part 3

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Saunas and Exercise Prevent Colds

by R. Carnavale May 31st, 2012 | Common Conditions, Exercise
Did you know that the common cold is the illness you will experience most frequently throughout your life? Here are two easy ways to prevent a cold, and, if you’re already coming down with one, reduce symptoms - twice weekly sauna bathing and regular exercise.

Researchers say that using a sauna at least twice a week speeds recovery from a cold, and it may cut the risk of catching one in half. Though scientists are uncertain as to how resting in a sauna helps, there’s a general consensus that dry heat may strengthen the immune system. People in a sauna
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Building Bones: Older Women

by Lori Sciame May 14th, 2012 | Exercise, Health Observance
It's a fact.  Many women will develop osteoporosis after the age of 50 because of declining hormone levels due to menopause.  Don't despair, however, as you can still work to prevent this bone thinning disease from affecting you.  What you need to do is continue to fight bone loss as you age.  One of the best ways to do this is through weight bearing exercises.  Read on to learn how easy it really is to exercise your way to bone health.

First, get moving!  Walk, jog in place in front of the television, or even jump rope.  All of these forms of exercise can help
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Four Reasons NOT to Exercise

by Lori Sciame March 19th, 2012 | Exercise
In most cases, I advocate for exercise. Moving your body keeps you healthy, and it boosts your spirits. So, why would I write an article about reasons not to exercise? Because there are actually valid reasons when it is best to skip a day, one week (or two) of exercise at certain times in your life.

Reason #1 – Illness
I have worked in the health field long enough to know that exercising while ill can have negative effects on the body. Of course it’s fine to exercise while you have a minor cold, or if you are suffering from a
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Exercise Your Way to Happiness

by Lori Sciame January 23rd, 2012 | Exercise
Feeling trapped in your home by the wintery wind and the ever increasing mounds of snow outside your door? If so, you might want to try chasing the seasonal blues away by adding exercise to your daily routine. Don’t worry; I’m not going to preach to you about the benefits of beginning a jogging or weight lifting program. I merely want to propose exercise as a simple solution – one aimed at lifting your sagging spirits.

Consider the following:

1. Exercise costs nothing!

Isn’t that great? Something in today’s world that costs you nothing out of pocket. You don’t need special clothes
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Exercise Goals 2012

by Lori Sciame December 26th, 2011 | Exercise
What exercise goals do you want to accomplish in 2012?  Maybe you want to run in your first 5k, maybe you want to increase the amount of weight you can lift, maybe you just want to stick to a regular exercise plan, or maybe you want to join a sports team.  (When playing sports it's important to have protective gear like you see on some motorcross blog.)  Whatever your intentions, read on to become inspired to tackle (and reach) the goals you set for yourself.

1.  Every person CAN exercise.

No matter your physical limitations, every person can exercise in
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