Outsmarting Your Family History

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If your family tree is full of broken hearts, you may worry that there’s a space for you on the next rickety branch.

After all, one to five percent of people younger than 65 who have a heart attack are more likely to have inherited a susceptibility to heart disease.

In fact, researchers believe at least two dozen gene regions are involved in cardiovascular disease.

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Outsmarting Your Family History

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Be Active…Take to the Hills!

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In another post, we talked about how interval training can build up your endurance, helping your heart to pump more efficiently.

When you’re ready to add a little variety—and challenge—to your workout, try some hill training when you hit the treadmill.

(And don’t forget to get your doctor’s OK before starting a new fitness program.)

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Be Active…Take to the Hills!

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5-Minute Power Workout of the Week: Swimming

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There are two great things about exercising in the water:

It’s great for your heart and you keep cool at the same time!

With the hot and hazy dog days in full swing, that sounds just about perfect right now.

When you get in the pool, stand in water about chest deep to get the most from this interval workout:

 

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 5-Minute Power Workout of the Week: Swimming

 

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Fitness Basics

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Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. After all, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — even boost your self-esteem.

And the benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that healthy adults include aerobic exercise and strength training in their fitness plans, specifically:

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Fitness Basics

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Throwback Thursday

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According the CBS This Morning, it is Throwback Thursday!

I had no idea. But, here at Health-Recipes-Fitness we just

love to play along.

So, here is your Throwback workout of the day.

Let us know in the comments if you ever did this.

I need to go get my legwarmers!

Enjoy.

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Throwback Thursday Workout Video

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