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More Promising Research about the Benefits of Interval Training


There’s no doubt that exercise can be quite time consuming, which the reason many people avoid doing it altogether. However, we’ve discussed specific ways to exercise here at Promote Health that can cut your exercise time in half while providing the same, if not better, health benefit. This method is called high intensity interval training, or HIIT, and several clinical and university studies have proven its effectiveness in the past. A new study further proves HIIT is a time efficient and effective way to exercise. Read More…

Do Hot Dogs Kill You?…Maybe


A new study conducted by Harvard University School of Public Health reminds us that eating too much red meat increases death caused by heart disease and cancer by up to 21 percent. This isn’t necessarily new information, but the study does offer some good, accurate results worth taking a look at… Read More…

Smoking and Tobacco Use is a Death Trap — Especially for Kids

Despite the fact that by now everyone knows the negative health consequences of smoking and tobacco use, people still seem to be taking up the habit. Especially alarming is the use of tobacco amongst the younger populations worldwide. Smoking is an addictive habit that is not easy to kick, and some kids may not grasp that fact. Chances are, when start smoking as a kid, you’ll become a smoker for life.cigarette ash Read More…

Top 5 Health Risks for Women over 40

(Guest Post by Marina Chernyak)

With the turning of my age one thing that was unexpected for me was the amount of issues the doctor would tell me to watch out for. But, instead of getting freaked out over all of the issues that could go wrong I want to know about the ones that go wrong most often! Read More…

Heart Attacks in Women More Common in Those Who Eat Sugary Foods

An Italian study of 47,749 adults, including 15, 171 men and 32,578 women, concluded that a diet consisting largely of certain high-carbohydrate foods can increase the chance of heart disease by up to 50% in women. A diet rich in foods with a high glycemic index (i.e., white bread, sweets) increases the levels of blood glucose and triglycerides (harmful fats) in the blood stream. Furthermore, this food seems to reduce levels of HDL (good cholesterol), and thus increasing the chance for heart disease. This study concluded that men were far less affected by these types of foods than women.high glycemic index foods Read More…

Eat Salt and Keep Your Heart Healthy; is it Possible?

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Do you know about the negative effects that excessive sodium (salt) can have on your overall health? Most people don’t pay much attention to it until it’s too late, meaning their doctor basically tells them to cut out salt completely from their diet. The reason being that excessive salt intake is extremely harmful on your cardiovascular system and specifically on your hearth and blood pressure. Read More…

Excessive Belly Fat in Men is a Serious Health Concern

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Excessive belly fat, aka: “beer belly”, is one of the most common health problems as men get older. Women can also suffer from having excessive belly fat, although it’s far more common in men – just look around you!…It’s a serious problem! Belly fat can lead to serious health problems, so it’s important to address the issue asap. Read More…

Sleeping-In Can Be Good For Your Heart (Sweet!)

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A recent report by ABC News suggests that sleep may play a major role in heart health. These findings are the first official results linking sleep to good health, although it’s no secret that a full nights rest can do wonders on the body. Read More…

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