29 May, 2024
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The Best Low-Impact Exercises For Lowering High Cholesterol – Health Digest

Splashing around in the pool and doing a few laps with your kiddos might not seem like work, but research shows swimming is a great exercise to lower your cholesterol. Research published in 2010 in Metabolism demonstrated swimming worked more effectively than walking to reduce waist circumference and LDL cholesterol. Within the study, women aged […]

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Stretching Before These Two Exercises Won’t Help Prevent Injury – Health Digest

According to a 2011 review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, stretching didn’t reduce lower-body injuries in different levels of runners. However, many of the studies on stretching and injury prevention for runners use different stretching techniques such as static or passive stretching and different lengths of time to hold the stretch, according to […]

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Exercises You Should Do To Strengthen Your Chest – Health Digest

Just like with the pushup variations, changing the positioning of your body during a bench press will slightly change how the exercise targets your muscles. The incline bench press puts a bit more emphasis on the upper pecs and the shoulder muscles.  To get started, you’ll need an incline bench. This is typically an adjustable […]

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Don’t Make This Mistake When Doing Lower Ab Exercises – Health Digest

Your back can easily arch during any lower abdominal exercises that require you to lie on your back. Think about the hollow hold, where your arms are raised over your head while your legs are extended and raised at an angle to the floor. The closer your heels are to the floor, the more likely […]