How it works: ​We explain how your fitness tracker measures your daily steps

It sits quietly on your wrist: counting up your steps, tracking your sleep, monitoring your heart and calculating the difference between a light jog and a mad sprint. But how exactly does your fitness tracker come up with all the statistics that appear on the accompanying app? Well, whether you’ve grabbed a new Boltt or maybe something like the Garmin Vivosmart 3,…

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The do’s and don’ts of stretching

IT’S COMMON KNOWLEDGE that stretching your muscles can have positive benefits, but when and how you stretch matters more than you think. Here’s a simple guide on what to focus on when stretching, as well as what to avoid. Do Stretch after workouts. Stretching muscles you’ve just trained encourages their growth. Hold stretches for 20 to 30 seconds….

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The ultimate couples workout

Partners who train together stay together, apparently. So here’s how to do it…   It’s a hackneyed saying, but studies insist it’s true: couples who train together, stay together.   For many of us, hitting the gym is a solo pursuit – squeezing in some exercise before or after work.   Some who struggle to…

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Benefits of Swimming: 10 Reasons Every Woman Should Get in the Water

Swimming can make over your muscles, transform you into a cardio goddess, and turn back the aging clock. Need more reason to suit up? We’ve got ’em right here. Dive in. Benefits of Swimming: It Counts as Both Cardio and Strength Training In swimming, if you aren’t moving constantly, you’re sinking. (Forced cardio!) Plus, water…

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Things That you Have to Count, But not Calories!

  In the desire for a slender line many fall into the trap – counting calories. But what really should not count the number of calories in food or the numbers on the scale, but something quite different. So, move away from the scale, there are far more important mathematics needs to do on a…

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Do you have an underactive thyroid?

  Hypothyroidism – or an underactive thyroid – affects one in 70 women and one in 1,000 men according to the NHS. But it can be a tricky disease to diagnose and treat. Dr Michael Mosley, of Trust Me I’m a Doctor, asks if sufferers are slipping through the net.   Someone emailed me the…

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New clinical guideline issued for treating low back pain

Low back pain affects millions of people in the United States, and the condition is one of the most common reasons for people missing work. New guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend noninvasive ways of treating nonradicular low back pain.   The new treatment recommendations from the American College of Physicians include massage,…

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Sports Help Boost Your Mental Health

Pole Vault Physical activities and sports always ensure sound restful sleep. Since its advent, Islam has always encouraged its believers to exert effort through useful physical activities and sports which are extremely beneficial for our body, as they help us get fit and prevent us from being sick. But in recent times it has also…

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Strength Train Your Brain

The newest fitness craze focuses on strengthening your brain. Here’s how to play your cards right and build more mental muscle. Get Your Brain to the Gym   I know what to do when my thighs get a little jiggly (hello, squats and lunges), but what about when the trouble zone in question is a…

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10 Lesser Known Reasons Why Walking is Good For You

  Walking offers a plethora of health benefitsFrom helping you shed those extra calories to controlling diabetesHere are 10 interesting facts which will make you walk a lot Walking offers a plethora of health benefits. From helping you to shed those extra calories and lifting your mood to controlling diabetes and lowering your blood pressure,…

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Unfortunately, many people who lose weight end up gaining it back.

  In fact, only about 20% of dieters who start off overweight end up successfully losing weight and keeping it off in the long term (1).   However, don’t let this discourage you. There are a number of scientifically proven ways you can keep the weight off, ranging from exercising to controlling stress.   These…

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How to Get a Fast Metabolism

  Your metabolism is the chemical engine that keeps you alive.   The speed at which it runs varies by individual. Those with a slow metabolism tend to have more leftover fuel (calories), which gets stored as fat.   On the other hand, those with a fast metabolism burn more calories and are less likely…

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Breathing Exercises for People with COPD

  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a disorder of the lungs that makes it difficult to breathe. Its main cause is smoking, but it can also be caused by exposure to pollution, fumes, or other irritating substances.   The condition has no cure, and it is the third leading cause of death in the United…

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Jones Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

  A Jones fracture refers to a break between the base and shaft of the fifth metatarsal bone of the foot. The fifth metatarsal is the long bone on the outside of the foot. It is connected to the smallest toe.   A Jones fracture is the most common type of metatarsal fracture, and it…

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Freezing As Healing: Inside The Cryotherapy Craze

  The latest rage among celebrities seeking the fountain of youth involves freezing. Cryotherapy began with the use of low temperatures in medicine to eradicate diseased or unwanted tissue, such as moles or skin tags. That’s not what the stars are seeking. Instead, they flock to cryotherapy treatment for its purported ability to burn calories,…

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FAT BURNING WORKOUTS

How to lose belly fat absolutely everything you need to know.   1) Eat six small meals a day. Stoking your body with food every three to four hours can rev your metabolism to the max. Not every one needs to be a sit-down affair.   2) Run 10 100-yard sprints and burn up to…

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