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Eating and Living Healthier: The Fight Against Weight-Related Diseases

Eating and Living Healthier: The Fight Against Weight-Related Diseases

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In 2002 Christine Castillo learned she had Type 2 diabetes. She was 56 and had just become the guardian of six grandchildren. Prior to her diagnosis, she also suffered from high blood pressure. Unfortunately for Castillo, these diseases not only run in her family, but they also relate to weight. Castillo, who is 5-feet and weighs over 200 pounds, worked hard to get her nutrition and weight under control, but it didn’t take long for that to change.

How Much Does Resistance Training Increase Your Metabolism?

How Much Does Resistance Training Increase Your Metabolism?

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Resistance training should be part of your workout for a number of reasons. Not only does resistance training build strength and muscle mass, it helps preserve bone mass as well. What effects does resistance training have on your metabolism? Can it increase your basal metabolic rate and make it easier for you to control your weight? Find out what research shows.

Exercise and Obesity: Does Working Out Reduce the Negative Health Effects of Obesity?

Exercise and Obesity: Does Working Out Reduce the Negative Health Effects of Obesity?

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Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. Exercise combined with a healthy diet is one of the best ways to reduce body fat, but even if you’re obese and never lose a pound, a new study shows you’re still getting benefits. Find out why.

Is High-Intensity Exercise Better for Lowering Blood Pressure Than Moderate-Intensity Workouts?

Is High-Intensity Exercise Better for Lowering Blood Pressure Than Moderate-Intensity Workouts?

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As we age, blood pressure control becomes a more important issue. If you’re at high risk for hypertension, you may wonder whether high-intensity interval training offers benefits over moderate-intensity exercise. Find out what research shows about this issue and the role exercise plays in preventing high blood pressure.