Do you have the heart of an elite athlete or a Model T in need of some major servicing? Calculate your heart rate fitness and find out!
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How much exercise and fitness do you need to stay healthy or at least become healthier? It’s preciously little and you don’t have to devote your whole life to the quest.
It already looked dubious that red wine and the resveratrol therein have any special health benefits. A recent study may now very well have put the last nail into the coffin of those supposed positive effects.
Don’t have your workout heart rate too low, or you won’t have any training effect. Have it too high, and you may encounter some health risks. How do you know you got your workout heart rate right?
For more than 20 years, red wine and heart health have been walking hand in hand, as supposedly red wine protects you from “bad” cholesterol, artery damage and other heart diseases. How much fact really is behind these claims?
Is sugar toxic? An interview on the CBS news show 60 Minutes gave the star of the anti-sugar movement, Dr. Robert Lustig, a chance to reiterate his idea without facing much opposition. Let’s evaluate it.
The first installment in Disrobing Dogma laid to rest the claim that isocaloric, low-carbohydrate diets are quantitatively superior for fat loss. This time another sorry piece of dogma is buried, that saturated fat causes heart disease.
As a worldwide first, Denmark introduced a fat food tax – anything with more than 2.3% saturated fats will now cost extra. Denmark also has bad eating habits, but a rather low obesity rate. Why?
It practically has become a health mantra: Minimize salt intake to protect your health. A Belgian study, however, found that lowering salt consumption does not protect from high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart attacks. In fact, deaths caused by heart disease were higher in those with little salt in their diets.
Are you thinking about buying a “herbal” weight loss pill? What you in reality might very likely get is the drug sibutramine, that due to its side effects was pulled off the market.