by Michelle Crouch.
Even 15 minutes of physical activity each day can have health benefits
Are your eyelids sagging as the afternoon wears on? When low energy drags you down, don't look to a candy bar, cup of coffee, or energy drink for a lift. The sugar and caffeine might give you an immediate pick-me-up, but after that quick high wears off, you'll crash and feel even more drained
Doing exercises to strengthen the lower back can help alleviate and prevent lower back pain. It can also strengthen the core, leg, and arm muscles.
Being physically active for at least 2.5 hours per week could delay decline in mental capacity in a rare form of Alzheimer's disease that starts years earlier, according to recently published research.
By Brunilda Nazario, MD
I love to travel, and I love staying fit – but doing both at the same time can be a challenge. And if you’re new to a healthy lifestyle, it can be especially hard: how are you supposed to enjoy a carefree vacation without ditching your newfound discipline and losing all of the progress you’ve made?