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Winter Exercise – Five Surprising Benefits

Winter Exercise – Five Surprising Benefits

My road bike has been “tucked in” for the winter. Even with the unusually warm weather in Boulder, I have switched to gym workouts and weekend hikes. And I’m not the only one. Have you tried to find an open treadmill on Monday morning? But, compelling information about the benefits of cold weather exercise is

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The Exercise Conundrum

Exercise is making headlines every day. And, living in Boulder, I witness and participate in a spectrum of strength and cardiovascular exercise. Some people exercise for hours and hours each week, or even hours and hours each day. Some of those folks like to compete, while others are happy to be outside just enjoying the day. So, what is the BEST way to exercise? What kind of exercise is BEST? How much exercise is BEST?

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Why Sitting is Hazardous to Your Health.

Sitting all day is hazardous to your health. When you realize just how hazardous, you’ll be jumping out of your chair at the slightest excuse. Good idea. Looking at 8,800 men and women (average age 53) over six years, researchers found that for every hour of TV viewing, risk for death due to cardiovascular disease increased 18%. For those who watched TV more than four hours daily, risk of death was 80% higher than for those watching fewer than two hours daily. Sitting for 8 hours has been linked to 65% more fatigue, and a greater incidence of diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal pain, and overall de-conditioning.

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