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From NPR: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts that are 30 years younger

We knew this already (why Fitsys is working here) but NPR recently highlighted a study at the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University,in Muncie Indiana, headed by exercise physiologist Scott Trappe. Trappe is among the first to study the enticing new population of lifelong exercisers. While this focus is on seniors who have continually exercised in [...]

By | 2019-04-05T12:20:29+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Wellness|0 Comments

Mayo Clinic Study – High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is good for everyone!

ATHLETES HAVE long known about the benefits of HIIT (high intensity interval training) —alternating periods of short, intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. The idea behind the training methodology is simple: less total time required to make changes to your body including more optimal “workout” to benefit your heart. What’s different? Beyond athletes and folks [...]

By | 2018-03-13T17:08:10+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Training & Exercise|0 Comments

A New Definition of High Blood Pressure

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released (November 2017) an update to blood pressure guidelines, last published in 2013. The guidelines now state that normal blood pressure is under 120/80, whereas prior to the new guidelines, “normal” was under 140/90.  What this means is many people who were considered “normal” before this [...]

By | 2018-06-07T15:40:08+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Wellness|0 Comments

National Institutes of Health “DASH” Diet ranked “Best Overall Diet” Eighth year in a Row

"For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the National Institutes of Health-developed DASH Diet “best overall” diet among nearly 40 it reviewed. The announcement came just as new research suggests that combining DASH, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, with a low-sodium diet has the potential to lower blood pressure as well as [...]

By | 2018-03-12T03:41:09+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Training & Exercise|0 Comments