Fructose May Raise Blood Pressure

October 30, 2009 by  
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Here’s a new reason to put down that sugary soft drink: Research suggests that a diet high in fructose, a common sweetener, boosts the risk of high blood pressure.

Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby

October 30, 2009 by  
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Pregnant women head the list of people who should get H1N1 swine flu and seasonal flu shots, and four new studies highlight the benefits of vaccination for moms-to-be and their babies.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Doesn’t Promote Cancer

October 30, 2009 by  
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Treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers doesn’t increase rheumatoid arthritis patients’ risk of cancer, new research has found.

Boot Camps

October 27, 2009 by  
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Not long ago, boot camp workouts were the thing. In many cities, you could sign up for a program, meet in local parks and kill yourself with workouts that resemble the physical training of soldiers. Well, you don’t have to train like a soldier to lose weight and get in shape. Make your own boot camp workout for a challenging circuit training workout.

What is The Boot Camp?

Boot camp workouts are efficient because you work your entire body– heart and muscles–by going from one exercise to another with no rest. The workouts involve calisthenics like pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises…the difference lies in the intensity. In boot camp, your challenge is to take your body to its limit. You work, you sweat and, best of all, you burn calories like crazy.

Boot camp workouts are:

  • A great way to burn lots of calories.
  • Efficient – you work your whole body in a short period of time.
  • Fun – each exercise is different so you don’t get bored.
  • Easy to fit in to a busy schedule – You can do it anywhere with little equipment.
  • As challenging as you want them to be.

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