Share on Pinterest If you're an exercise newbie, start slow. Interval training is intense and can put a fair bit of strain on the heart - especially for the more sedentary amongst us. If hitting the gym isn't already a regular part of your week, talk with a personal trainer to design a customized introductory program.
When you go out with friends, you're unlikely to be all, Guys, I hit 84 percent of my max heart rate for 12 minutes today. And if you do do that, well, you're probably either a trainer or a fitfluencer on Instagram. But is it really that important for us regular people to know our heart rate-other than the fact that our heart pumping is crucial to, you know, living?
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This post was originally published on Dr. John Mandrola's blog. I would like to tell you about some cool things I learned this past week about the science of how exercise can be used as a treatment for three common ailments. First, some background about exercise: The great thing about exercising every day that you eat is that this magic potion is not a shot or a pill.
To many of us, a morning cup of coffee is as necessary as a shower and shave, and as sacred as our first-born child. (Disclaimer: This may be an exaggeration.) We've learned coffee can be great not just for its notorious jolt, but also for a long list of science-backed health benefits. It has been connected to improved mood, increased calorie burn, and the ability to help ward off certain cancers, amongst other perks Effects of breakfast and caffeine on performance and mood in the late morning and after lunch.