Running and jogging – health benefits

Jogging or running is a popular form of physical activity. About one in five Australians try running (or jogging) at some stage in their life. Running is an appealing exercise because it doesn’t cost a lot to take part and you can run at any time that suits you. Some runners choose to participate in fun runs, athletics races or marathons. If you are interested in competing with other runners, contact your local running club. Health benefits of running and jogging Regular running or jogging offers many health benefits. Running…

High Intensity Exercise

Exercise is known to benefit people with diabetes. Researchers are now studying the effect of high intensity exercise, which involves short bursts of high intensity workouts. A recent study presented to the American Diabetes Association showed that short sessions of exercise may provide more health benefits for people with type-2 diabetes than longer bouts of less intense activity. The research included 76 adults recently diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Their average age was 67. They were randomly assigned to do either one 30-minute exercise session five days a week at 65%…

Fit Enough to Cycle

Step out of your homes early morning and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the number of cyclists on the roads. Clad in funky cycling gear, sports persons preparing for a cycling expedition of just laymen cycling to work daily. They all have different reasons for resorting to the pedal, from challenging the smoking habit and fighting bad cholesterol to tackling diabetes , and of course, getting in shape. It’s an excellent way to strengthen the body and calm the mind. However, since cycling is strenuous, it can make you weak.…