8 Ways to Energize Your Exercise Routine

To be healthy, exercise with your pet!

If you take an honest inventory of how you spend your time each day, you may find the time you watch television, read email, or surf the Internet could be redirected to help you re-energize your exercise routine. 2. Get plenty of sleep. Fatigue, both physical and emotional, can be a deterrent to maintaining a healthy and consistent exercise program.
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Exercise no help against hot flashes: study

All of the women were going through or had already gone through menopause and had frequent hot flashes at the start of the study. Participants used daily diaries to track the number and intensity of their hot flashes. They also answered questionnaires about sleep quality and depression. Initially, women in both groups experienced an average of between seven and eight hot flashes per day. At the end of the 12 weeks, they saw that drop to between five and six, with no significant difference between the groups. There was also no difference in changes in hot flash intensity between the two groups from the beginning to the end of the study period.
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Now there are studies which confirm that long-term, high intensity physical activity could raise the risk for heart arrhythmias (potentially dangerous irregular heart rhythms). Endurance athletes, such as marathon runners and long-distance high intensity cross country skiers are examples of at-risk individuals for heart arrhythmias and sudden death. Due to their physically high levels of exercise, these athletes may be at risk for atrial fibrillation (fast, irregular heart beat) and bradyarrythmias (very slow, irregular heart rates). Arrhythmias prevent the heart from effectively delivering blood to the body and may cause decreased blood flow to the brain. Loss of blood to the brain for any period of time is potentially deadly.
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You can have too much of a good thing..exercise!

Says fitness expert Jivesh Shetty, “What happens is everybody doesn’t have the same goals and passions, soon an ‘X’ amount of gym hours coupled with needing to eat correctly, becomes a strain. A pet can be a good start-up to the gym; they are playful so you don’t realise the amount of time you spend with them. It’s also relaxing, a lot of workouts are stressful in the beginning, but being with a pet is like being with family. Plus, you can’t always have a partner, or too many friends , so a dog can help. Evenings and early mornings give you a good hour of training. All said, in Mumbai there are only a few places where you can run with your dog. For building muscle, you need weight training.” Avoid these woes: When pets gain flab, they increase the risk of developing arthritis , high blood pressure , diabetes , behavioral problems and cancer.
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Exercise Won’t Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds

Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B

They were divided into two groups; 106 of them took part in aerobic exercise training three times a week for 12 weeks while the remainder did their usual activities. All of the women kept daily diaries on their hot flashes, night sweats , sleep quality, insomnia , and symptoms of depression and anxiety . The exercise program had small positive effects on sleep quality, insomnia and depression , but had no significant effect on hot flashes, the investigators found. White women in the exercise program did show some improvement in hot flashes compared to white women who did their usual activities, but this difference was not seen in black women. The researchers also found that women in the exercise group who were more fit to begin with had greater improvement in their hot flashes, according to the study published online July 31 in the journal Menopause.
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