Exercise

Bridgeway Bicycle Recall announced due to Chain Breaking

Bridgeway Bicycle invovled in Recall - credit: CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) - Around 91,000 Bridgeway brand bicycles are being voluntarily recalled due the possibility of the chain breaking and causing a person to lose control and becoming injured. This announcement was made today by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with the importer.

The bicycles were sold at Walmart stores between February 2011 and July 2011 with a retail price around $100. Bridgeway International, of Naples, Florida, announced the recall after receiving 11 reports. Out of these reports, nine people had sustained injuries, which included cuts and contusions.

Exercise Equipment Recall - Resistance Bands and Cord Kits sold at Target Stores need Repairs

One of the packages involved in the recall - CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with Target, have announced the recall of around 447,000 Embark Resistance Cords and Cord Kits. The company wants to repair the unit to prevent injuries to the consumers.

Target received three reports of injuries from using the Resistance Bands. The black plastic ball on the resistance cord could release while being attached to a door, which could hit the consumer. Two reports of people involved permanent vision loss because they were hit in the eye by the door anchor ball. The extent of the injury to the third victim is unknown, according to Target. .

To remedy the problem, Target will be providing instructions on how to properly repair the resistance cords so that they are safe to use again. Consumers are instructed to stop using the resistance band products until they are able to complete the necessary repair.

Exercise 15 minutes every day to live 3 Years Longer

Jogging - credit: National Cancer Institute/Linda Bartlett (photographer) PD

(Best Syndication News) - The average lifespan increases 3 years with just 15 minutes of daily exercise (or 92 minutes each week) compared to those who did not exercise, according to a study from Taiwan. The study authors said that the longevity benefit of exercise was for all ages and sexes. It was also beneficial to those with cardiovascular disease. The study was published in The Lancet.

Senior author Xifeng Wu, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Epidemiology, said that exercising, even a very light amount, lowered a person’s death risk from any cause by 14 percent. Wu said that 150 minutes is the recommended weekly exercise duration, but even at 92 minutes, there are significant benefits.

Exercise improves Memory and Brain Function

Credit: National Cancer Institute/Michael Anderson (photographer) PD

(Best Syndication News) - Researchers reviewed over one hundred studies on exercise and the effect it has on the brain. They concluded that aerobic and strength-training exercises are important for preserving brain and cognitive health. The “Exercise, Brain and Cognition Across the Lifespan” report is published in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Michelle W. Voss, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her colleagues reviewed 111 current animal and human studies to highlight the brain function benefits from aerobic exercise and strength training workouts for humans at all ages.

Best and Worst ways to lose Weight discussed on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

bathroom scale weigh in - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Today’s ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ was all about the best and worst things you can do. During the first segment on the television show, Doctor Mehmet Oz shared what he thought was the best and worst ways a person could go about losing weight.

Doctor Oz said that the best day of the week to start a diet is on Saturday, while the worst day is on a Monday. The most beneficial aisle at the grocery store that will help you lose weight is the produce section, while the worst is the checkout stand because of candy temptations. Doctor Oz explained that eating in the dining room offers the best weight loss strategy, while eating in the kitchen can sabotage your dieting because you will be tempted to go back for seconds. Doctor Oz shared a list of the best and worst things you can do to lose weight.

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