Weightlifting is Good for Your Heart

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found. The results show benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity.

  • Is Sitting the New Smoking?

    November 14, 2018

    Sitting for long stretches of time is decidedly unhealthy. Still, the health risks associated with long stretches of sitting are nowhere near comparable to those linked to smoking,

  • Breast Cancer Myth #2

    November 11, 2018

    Earlier this week, I turned to the myth that soy consumption through food increases breast cancer risk. Today we look at something about which…

  • Breast Cancer Myths

    November 9, 2018

    So many of my fellow clinicians still issue grave warnings about soy consumption for those who have breast cancer. But are they wrong?

  • Morning Larks: Good or Bad for Breast Cancer?

    November 7, 2018

    Are you a morning person or a night person? Perhaps in-between? I am a morning lark, and stumbled across a thought-provoking piece that suggests women who are “larks” and at their best early in the morning are less likely to develop breast cancer, as compared to night owls.

  • Sitting: How Much is Okay?

    November 5, 2018

    Those who spent more than six hours a day sitting were more likely to die from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s’s disease, and other causes than people who sat for less than 3 hours a day.