"Walking test can ID heart-lung fitness, mortality risk" by Anne Harding at Health.
If you're middle-aged or older, a 10-minute walking test can give you and your doctor a pretty clear picture of whether you are at higher risk of dying during the next few years compared with other people your age, according to a large new analysis of data showing that cardiorespiratory fitness is intimately linked with the risk of dying of just about any cause.
However, you probably won't get this exercise test unless you ask for it.
The exercise stress test --or, in medical parlance, the graded exercise...
OK, not everybody is going to be a life long walker but if you want to eventually run try this great method. Simply - start by walking fast to build a good foundation of stamina, then move to running. Take a look at Health Magazine's article and plan on how to "Walk-to-Run Plan."
If your excuse not to run is that you’ll run out of steam in 2 minutes, you’ll have to think again. “New runners are prone to go out too hard and too fast,” says Health’s Girls Gotta Move Running Club coach Jenny Hadfield, who directs Run Like a Girl clinics. “The key is to start slow and think long-term.”
I know the one thing that I need to work on, is stretching. I've made it a goal for the year so I'm working to stretch everyday. Here's a good overview on stretching for life, "Stretch for a More Flexibile You," provided by Health.com:
1. Flexibility at any age:
Just a few minutes of stretching each day can help you stay limber for a lifetime. And that’s not all: Improving flexibility means better balance, a straight back, less pain and fatigue, and even a clearer mind. Warm up, then practice one of these moves from 8 Weeks to a Younger Body: The At-Home Workout for a Firmer,...
Today is 24+1 = 25 Friday.
Here are 25 things you thought you knew and that keep 'popping' up in your life. 25 Random Things…About Health at Health.com.
In the spirit of those annoying, addictive, you-know-you’re- reading-them-even-though-you- wish-you-weren’t Facebook notes popping up everywhere, Health.com presents its list of 25 random things you might not know about the human body, nutrition and exercise, sex, sickness, and health. Go ahead: Pass it on to your friends.
1. Rinsing your nose with salt water can help keep you healthy and ward off allergy symptoms.