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Weight-Lifting and the Cardiovascular System
Weight-lifting builds strong bones and muscles, but isn't so good for the CV system. Cholesterol isn't lowered, and, after many years, the arterial wall stiffens (decreased compliance). Weight-lifters should incorporate some type of aerobic exercise into their routine.

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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

Version 3.0 -- released in Spring 2017 -- offers more restaurants, over 6000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions. (NOTE: Version 3.3 was released February 2018.)


Today's Featured Topics

Exercise For Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome is a serious health condition that you don't hear much about. Regular exercise can prevent and reverse this condition. Read more...

Exercise For Obesity
Don't fall into the trap of thinking that obesity can't be overcome. With regular exercise and the proper diet, it can! But, it requires a lot of discipline. Assuming a weight loss of 2 pounds per week -- which is the recommended goal -- it will take a full year to lose 100 lbs. Learn more in: "Exercise For Obesity"

Dietary Protein and Exercise
The appropriate amount of dietary protein is confusing even for healthcare professionals. This article summarizes the latest protein intake recommendations to optimize health and athletic performance. Read more at: "Protein and Exercise"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Exercise Prescription"
AUTHOR:  Swain D, Leutholtz B
LENGTH:  189 pages
LIST PRICE:  $25.00

Have you heard?: Exercise is more effective than drug therapy for many lifestyle conditions. (If this is news to you, you need to spend more time on!!) "Exercise Prescription" is a superb reference. It outlines how to design exercise regimens for specific health conditions. However, it is written for students of exercise science and health care professionals. If you are a primary care physician, you need to read this book!! Read our review...

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