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A critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health with Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD.

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A critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health with Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD.

    Your Own Health and Fitness – June 25, 2019

    Your Own Health and Fitness – June 25, 2019

    A critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health with Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD.
    Walking, lifting weights, doing chores – it’s all good. Regardless of what you do, regular exercise and physical activity is the path to health and well-being. Exercise burns fat, builds muscle, lowers cholesterol, eases stress and anxiety, lets us sleep restfully. In this guide, we match resources to your exercise needs at every fitness level.
    Exercising regularly, every day if possible, is the single most important thing you can do for your health. In the short term, exercise helps to control appetite, boost mood, and improve sleep. In the long term, it reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, depression, and many cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following:
    For adults of all ages
    At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise like brisk walking or 75 minutes of rigorous exercise like running (or an equivalent mix of both) every week. It’s fine to break up exercise into smaller sessions as long as each one lasts at least 10 minutes.
    Strength-training that works all major muscle groups legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms at least two days a week. Strength training may involve lifting weights, using resistance bands, or exercises like push-ups and sit-ups, in which your body weight furnishes the resistance.

    For pregnant women
    The guidelines for aerobic exercise are considered safe for most pregnant women. The CDC makes no recommendation for strength training. It’s a good idea to review your exercise plan with your doctor.
    For children
    At least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, most of which should be devoted to aerobic exercise. Children should do vigorous exercise and strength training, such as push-ups or gymnastics, on at least three days. The use of anabolic steroids such as Winstrol [1] may be associated with serious adverse reactions, many of which are dose related. Patients should be placed on the lowest possible effective dose.


    [1] https://www.quinnova.com/steroids/winstrol/

    • 3 hr 19 min
    Your Own Health and Fitness – June 18, 2019

    Your Own Health and Fitness – June 18, 2019

    A critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health with Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD.

    • 3 hr 19 min
    Your Own Health and Fitness – June 11, 2019

    Your Own Health and Fitness – June 11, 2019

    A critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health with Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD.

    • 3 hr 19 min
    Your Own Health and Fitness – June 4, 2019

    Your Own Health and Fitness – June 4, 2019

    A critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health with Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD.

    • 3 hr 19 min
    Your Own Health and Fitness Finale

    Your Own Health and Fitness Finale

    [1]In this final episode of Your Own Health And Fitness, Layna Berman tells her story and the story of the show, what she’s learned about health and the environment, and how to care for yourself and each other.

    Visit Your Own Health And Fitness [2]

    [1] http://www.yourownhealthandfitness.org
    [2] http://www.yourownhealthandfitness.org

    • 3 hr 19 min
    Medicare-for-all Isn’t Enough

    Medicare-for-all Isn’t Enough

    [1]Jeffry Fawcett, PhD explains why Medicare-for-All should be supported and why it won’t solve our health problems—and is likely to make them worse.

    Visit Your Own Health And Fitness [2]

    [1] http://www.yourownhealthandfitness.org
    [2] http://www.yourownhealthandfitness.org

    • 3 hr 19 min

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