Elliptical vs. treadmill

Health Tip: Elliptical vs. treadmill

While many exercisers think of the treadmill as high-impact and the elliptical as low-impact, it’s important to understand that low impact doesn’t mean low intensity. Using the cross-trainer handlebars and increasing the resistance on an elliptical trainer can be equally as intense as a run on the treadmill. You can determine your exact intensity levels by using a heart rate monitor.

— Life Fitness

New Research: Life expectancy gaps

At present, the life expectancy gap between countries is 36 years, and there is ample evidence that in all countries of the world –– whether low-, middle- or high-income –– an individual’s health status is largely determined by his socio-economic position. With the right mix of government policies, and through coordinated action on the local, national and international levels, the existing gaps could be narrowed.

— World Health Organization

Did You Know?

Results from a clinical trial in Africa of a malaria vaccine candidate show it prevented about half of malaria cases, including the most severe, in young children. — CDC

Number to Know

$1.90: The cost of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States in 2006 reached $223.5 billion, or about $1.90 per drink, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found the costs largely resulted from losses in workplace productivity (72 percent of the total cost), health care expenses for problems caused by excessive drinking (11 percent), law enforcement and other criminal justice expenses related to excessive alcohol consumption (9 percent) and motor-vehicle crash costs from impaired driving (6 percent).

Children’s Health: TV profanity linked to aggression

Teens exposed to profanity in television and video games are more likely to use profanity themselves, a known risk factor for increased physical and relational aggression, according to a November 2011 Pediatrics study. The results showed a direct link in the viewing of media with high profanity, profanity use and subsequent aggression. According to the study authors, the findings provide continued support for ratings and content warnings surrounding profanity use in the media.

— American Academy of Pediatrics

Boomer Health: Go4Life campaign

Being physically active is vital to maintaining health and independence as we age, and a new federal campaign for people 50 and older will help them to get active and keep going. Introduced by the National Institutes of Health, the Go4Life campaign encourages sedentary older adults to reap health benefits by making physical activity part of their daily lives.

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About sghomegym
A warm welcome to Sg Home Gym! We are a group of gym enthusiast who enjoy hitting the gym to get ourselves in shape. It was through these gym sessions that we got to know each other better and started this website selling quality exercise equipments that are not overpriced vs commercial stores. We are in the business of providing our customers quality after sales service, in addition to our fleet of affordable fitness equipment. Threading on our experience of selling gym equipment for homes, we are stepping out to venture into commercial equipments and services like ops leasing and gym management. As such, we welcome all opportunities, from avenues like condominiums, community centres to commercial buildings. Contact Us now for attractive corporate rates discount. We are also working together with ATEM LLP for all our machine servicing and technical support. Riding on their 16 years of experience in this industry, we hope to service our customer with more than what they expect from us. With a guaranteed response time to our customer s' needs within 3 days. Do feel free to make an appointment with us for the viewing of the displayed equipments that are for sale, but do let us know 1 day in advance.

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