Tag: exercise

Cnet offers guidance on the best masks you can buy for exercising.

Cnet offers guidance on the best masks you can buy for exercising. We are all wearing masks to reduce and control the spread of Covid19. They can be uncomfortable especially in warm weather and while exercising. If you are exercising near others, especially since the gyms re now open in NJ, you will need to wear a mask while exercising near others indoors especially. Cnet just published a guide with helpful links so you can get these products and compare them easily. Check out their guide Best face masks to use while exercising for 2020 And what to look for Read More »

Exercising outdoors with a face mask. Helpful tips from NPR.

Exercising outdoors with a face mask. Helpful tips from NPR. The covid19 pandemic has many of us exercising outdoors with a face mask.   Doing so is difficult since the mask itself restricts air coming in and also has you breathing your own carbon dioxide which is not good for us. Going without a mask is preferable unless you are exercising near people.  The idea behind mask-wearing is that it markedly reduces air and spray from one person to another while talking and breathing.  During exercise, we breathe harder which increases the spray. In NJ, mask-wearing while close to people is Read More »

Tips for staying healthy physically, systemically and mentally during the global covid19 pandemic

Tips for staying healthy physically, systemically and mentally during the global covid19 pandemic Staying healthy during the Covid19 pandemic should include eating properly, getting regular exercise and getting enough sleep. Social distancing is important to flatten the curve and reduce the demands on the healthcare system however, it will do little to improve your mental and physical health. We come into contact with viruses regularly and it is important to make sure our immune system can adequately protect us.  Contact with the coronavirus or any other virus requires your immune system to react efficiently and effectively. It is not known Read More »

The weight loss myth behind exercise.

The weight loss myth behind exercise. Are you going to the gym to burn that extra weight off?  If so, you are using the wrong strategy according to a new article in Vox magazine.. Human beings are highly adaptable to exercise and our eating habits.  if you have ever been on a diet and did not lose weight even though you are taking calories, your body has adapted in ways you may not understand. Doing lots of cardio exercises is likely to make you eat more to compensate, rather than to lose weight.  Exercise is good for the heart, lungs Read More »

Can regular exercise reduce the risk of cancer?

Can regular exercise reduce the risk of cancer? Scientists still do not have a cure for cancer, however they have many ideas about which foods may increase our risk of getting the disease. Statistically, they also know that regular exercise reduces the risk as well according to the NY Times. Colorectal cancer in particular has reduced risk with those who are physically active. Physical activity increases gut motility moving waste through the gut faster. A recent study suggests the answer may be in the blood itself.  Apparently, exercise increase inflammation in the blood stream and as a result, they see Read More »