Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

7 Reasons to Stay Away from Crossfit

“Crossfit will get your ass in shape. There’s no question about it…  So it must be said, right up front: Crossfit is a very, very good workout thing.  That said, fuck Crossfit.” First of all let me just say that Crossfit is great. It’s great! Crossfit will get your ass in shape. There’s no question…

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Top 10 Injury Causing Machines in Gyms

A typical modern gym houses hundreds of individual pieces of exercise equipment, some of which appear purposefully designed to injure as many trainees as possible. Here are ten of the most dangerous exercise machines. Avoid these, and avoid any so-called personal trainer who recommends them. 1. Smith Machine A smith machine is just a bar built…

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Why Natural Swimming Pools Are Awesome!

There is nothing like taking a cool dip in a pool to combat the hot summer sun. A swimming pool can be a great addition to your home but can be expensive and time consuming to maintain. Harsh chemicals like chlorine and cyanuric acid cause thousands of reported injuries each year. Natural swimming pools are…

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The Science Behind Why Sitting Kills and Walking Heals

Most of us spend a large portion of our days in the seated position.  With our busy modern lives commuting to work and then sitting at a desk all day it can be difficult to avoid.  How bad is it for our health to sit for most of the day? Studies on Sitting and Health…

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Yoga Mats Off-Gas 108 Different Toxic Chemicals

With increased interest in yoga also comes an increase in the numbers of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) yoga mats sold across the country. Completely at odds with the yoga philosophy of a healthy planet, PVC yoga mats off-gas some 108 different chemicals, which are then breathed in and absorbed through the lungs and skin. Phthalates in…

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Dogs: Why Two Walks a Day on Leash is Not Enough

As backyards get smaller and dog-owners get busier, dogs are increasingly struggling to get the exercise they need to be healthy. Today we see about as many unhealthy dogs as humans, and in both cases one of the primary causes is likely a lack of movement and exercise.  The fact is, a short walk on…

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6 Ways Exercise Makes You Smarter

If you think muscles are just for meatheads or gym rats think again! Did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make you a genius? Ok, you still might not become Einstein but you can get pretty close. Check out the 6 ways that working out can make you smarter: 1.…

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11 Scientific Reasons Why You Need to Jump!

A study conducted by NASA in 1980 concluded that rebound exercise is not only “68% more efficient than jogging”, it is also “the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man”. Today’s Health Clubs are Lacking.  If you go to a gym to exercise your body and improve its function, you’re going to…

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The Incredible, Edible Egg Yolk

“Egg consumption has been held up as one of the important factors we need to avoid in terms of reducing our risk of heart disease. Most intelligent lay people I’ve talked to believe that there have been at least a handful of studies that showed people who ate more eggs had higher risks of heart…

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