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Utilizing Aerobics to Lose Weight

When it comes to exercises and workouts needed to lose weight, a lot of questions are left unanswered. For instance, one could ask how much exercise is needed to lose weight? Or what kind of workouts would work best to help you lose weight? Would it be sufficient if you walk every day, or do you need more rigorous exercises such as jogging or other forms of sports? Is aerobics enough, or does one need weight or strength workouts? Looking at all the available questions, plenty of uncertainty is in the air when we speak of losing weight through exercise. Well, the best exercise to lose weight and help you shape up is definitely aerobics or endurance exercises.

New Gene Linked To Congenital Heart Defects

Researchers from the UC San Diego, School of Medicine and colleagues have identified a new gene, ETS-1, that is linked to human congenital heart defects. The landmark study, recently published online in the journal of Human Molecular Genetics, provides important insights into some of the most prevalent forms of congenital heart defects in humans, including ventricular septal defects and potentially hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a uniformly fatal heart abnormality. "Identification of this gene may have implications for prevention of some of these most common types of congential heart defects, " said Paul Grossfeld, MD, associate professor of pediatrics for the UC San Diego School of Medicine and pediatric cardiologist for Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

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Nintendo Wii Fit Plus Console and Balance Board Recognized by NHS

The Nintendo Wii Fit Plus system was Nintendo recently given the Change4 Life award by the UK's National Health Service, thereby becoming the first computer game to be recognized as a true Health and Fitness Product. This is all achieved by using the Nintendo Wii with a Balance Board and the Wii Fit Plus Games package. The system is designed to allow you to monitor your weight, and that of several friends or family and you can all compete to see who achieves the best results by exercising along to the Wii. Not surprisingly the game and software have become a big hit in the UK market and it is certainly going to be one of the best sellers for Christmas and will be on many peoples wish list.

The Heart of a Race Horse - How to Achieve Real Cardiovascular Fitness With a Single Exercise!

Cardiovascular fitness exercises have to involve a lot more than running to gain real benefits! The key to achieving true cardiovascular fitness has to involve the development of muscular fitness. A smart training plan incorporates and focuses in on both of these elements. This is why I am a big fan of kettlebell training, particularly the kettlebell snatch! The Kettlebell Snatch This particular kettlebell exercise has been referred to as the Czar of all kettlebell lifts. The snatch lift, or more specifically the single arm overhead snatch, is a lift that is tremendous in developing superior total body strength with the cardiovascular conditioning that will exceed anything.

Aqua Hydrotherapy

Traditional aerobics has been a favourite form of exercise for many years now. It combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). More recently, a form of aerobics carried out in the shallow depths of a swimming pool has become popular. Known as aqua-aerobics or water aerobics, it has some advantages and disadvantages compare to traditional aerobics. We're going to compare aqua-aerobics and traditional aerobics across a range of characteristics. Fat Burning Aerobics consists of non-stop cardiovascular exercises that use the whole body.

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Cancer Diagnosis Increases The Risk Of Suicide And Cardiovascular Disease

Men who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer are at greater risk of committing suicide and developing and dying from cardiovascular disease, reveals a study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet published in the open scientific journal PLoS Medicine. "Cardiovascular disease and suicide can be viewed as a manifestation of exceptional psychological stress, " says Katja Fall, one of the researchers behind the study. "The study results offer some indication of the mental suffering in this group of patients, particularly around the time of diagnosis." The study is based on register information on almost 170, 000 Swedish men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1961 and 2004, of whom a very small proportion committed suicide in connection with their diagnosis.

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