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Bitwalking Dollars – get paid for walking!
In japan a digital currency ( like bitcoin) has been launched that pays you to walk. Literally. A phone app counts and checks users’ steps and then rewards them with around 1BW$ (Bitwalking dollar) for each 10,000 steps – this is the recommended daily average to maintain basic health and fitness levels. Users of the app can then spend or trade what they earn, or even redeem their bit walking dollars for cash.
“Sort your surroundings” is a great mantra that weight watchers use. If you prepare well and fill the cupboards and fridge with healthy foods and snacks then it’s much easier to eat well and lose weight. Exercise is also easier. You can plan ahead and make time for it. At home you know where the local gym is, or the park and you can keep class appointments or sessions with your personal trainer.
When that routine is broken, however, both eating … More
Women who are older but have strong legs will do better when it comes to ageing of the brain, shows a study of more than 300 twins.
Researchers at King’s College in London showed that leg strength is a good marker of whether a person is getting enough exercise. In turn these levels of exercise have a strong link to brain health.
The study, published in the journal Gerontology, suggests that exercise releases chemicals into the brain that help to boost … More
All exercise is good for you, just about. Unless you plan to do 10 marathons back to back (this will make your knees hurt) any activity you do that elevates your heart rate and is more than sitting will bring lots of health benefits. Walking, for example has been shown to be hugely beneficial for health (physical and mental) and disease prevention.
But not all exercise is useful if you are trying to lose weight. Some exercise can actually make you … More
Not only was the 80s the best decade for music, white jackets with the sleeves rolled up and large, very stiff hair dos, but it was even harder to be overweight back then.
For reasons that remain unclear, it has become more difficult to stay slim. A study by the York University in Toronto has found that people today can eat and exercise the same as their 80s counterparts, but still be significantly fatter.
The study, led by Jennifer Kuk, shows … More
Most of you should know by now that drinking is the secret fattener. It’s hard enough being careful with your eating, exercising and getting enough sleep (all essential for healthy weight loss), but if you drink then it gets much, much harder.
You could have been looking good after a day of careful eating, but three large glasses of wine later and whoops you’ve just had an extra 350 calories. Or the same as a small meal. Or 1.5 lbs of … More
Exercise is the best (in fact the only) way to get fit, is a proven preventative step against heart disease and stroke (Britain’s top 2 causes of death- ONS) and also makes you feel amazing. It can also help with weight loss, but there are a few things that you will need to be aware of for lasting success.
1 – Eating is king. When it comes to weight loss, although exercising for weight loss can help, the key factor is eating. This … More
Although Jamie Oliver has recently visited some of the world’s longevity hotspots and recommends certain foods to mimic the lifestyles of centenarians that live there, a US researcher had already made the trip and has published a book about what to eat to prolong not just life, but quality of life.
Dan Buettner spent 10 years looking at communities who lived the longest and then examined their eating habits. People living in these so-called “blue zones” significantly outlive the rest … More
Although exercise has been proven to increase the immune system’s ability to fight infection, sleep is a key factor too, a new report says. People who sleep for less than 6 hours a night are four times as likely to catch a cold than those who manage 7 hours a night. Sleep was found to be more important in fighting off cold and viruses than smoking, stress, education or income, which are all know to impact general health.
“It didn’t matter … More
We don’t all have an hour to get to the gym, exercise and get back, but there is so much that you can do at home. Even with no equipment there are plenty of exercise that will challenge and improve all aspects of your fitness, from strength, bone density, cardio-vascular fitness, balance and co-ordination. Modern studies also shoe that you can get just about all the fitness and health gains from exercise in just a few minutes provided you go … More