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Arm Workout Without Weights

Jessica Gouthro from Paleohacks is joining us today to offer tips for bodyweight-focused arm workouts. Enjoy, everyone. Do you ever have those days when you want a good arm workout, but you don’t have any workout equipment? Curls, presses, tricep kickbacks, and rows are all great for your arms if you’re at the gym with plenty of...

Exercise isn’t an excuse to pig-out

You need little more than a sensible portion of healthy carbs and protein before and after your workout. (For Spectrum Health Beat) A typical workout doesn’t give you license to eat whatever you want.Even a full hour of vigorous skiing burns just 600 calories—less than the amount in a super-sized fast food sandwich. That’s why...

The directive on deltoids

Shoulder injuries are often the result of neglecting the posterior deltoid, a problem that can be remedied through strength-training exercises that target all parts of the shoulder. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Two out of every three people will experience a shoulder injury or problem at some point in their lives.One reason: When it comes to...

Upping the game

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Lose fast, lose slow

While the rate of weight loss may matter little in the long run, it is suspected that a slower, steady loss can help avoid gallstone problems. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Losing weight quickly doesn’t offer any more health benefits than slimming down slowly, a new study shows.Canadian researchers analyzed data from more than 11,000 people...

The fitter ticker

A few sensible bouts of jogging each week can help build a healthier system, reducing the likelihood of developing heart problems. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Even a slight improvement in your heart and lung fitness could reduce your risk of a heart attack, a new study reveals.Between 2006 and 2008, researchers assessed the cardiorespiratory—heart and...

Want agility? Get on the ball

A jump rope is an ideal at-home tool for honing agility, although it is high on intensity. Simpler activities, such as a ball toss, can be quite effective over time. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Agility, or the ability to react quickly to change without losing your balance, is an important skill not only for playing...

Going beyond the step count

Wrist watches are among the leading devices in the wearable tech realm—but some are more accurate than others. (For Spectrum Health Beat) When it comes to monitoring physical activity, we’ve come a long way from pedometers that only counted steps.Today’s health trackers use sensors to monitor movement and store and analyze the data. You can...

10 Moves To Help Ease Joint Pain

Thanks for giving Jessica Gouthro from Paleohacks such a warm reception last week. I’m glad you found her “13 Ways To Move More At Work” useful. She’s joining us again today to offer tips for those who are looking to ease joint pain. Enjoy! It sounds counterintuitive, but it’s true: one of the best ways...

A harbinger hormone?

Problems with balance and strength could be linked to high levels of brain natriuretic peptide in the blood, according to researchers. (For Spectrum Health Beat) A hormone found in the blood that’s commonly linked to heart disease also might signal when someone is more likely to grow weaker or lose their ability to balance before...

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