HEART RATE, EXERCISE & AGE

Heart rate and age are necessary components in estimating your heart’s response to exercise. Heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute. The age-adjusted equation for estimating your maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age. The product of this equation is used to determine your heart rate at a given intensity level, expressed as a percentage of your maximum heart rate.

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IMPORTANCE OF STRETCHING IN THE MORNING

In most cases, back pain in the morning is caused by tense muscles. One simple way to relax your muscles is to stretch regularly every morning. But the health benefits of stretching in the morning go beyond back pain relief. There are many other health benefits of stretching you should know about.

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6 Essential Blood Tests You Should Have

Men spill it, seal friendships with it, and, if they’re aging rock guitarists, have it purified at Swiss clinics. But blood also tells a detective story. Just as the amount, color, odor, and feel of the oil on a car’s dipstick offer clues about wear and tear on the engine, your blood can reveal critical details about the running condition of your entire body.

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HOW TO AVOID GETTING THE STOMACH FLU FROM KIDS

Stomach bugs are common in kids. The stomach flu, medically known as viral gastroenteritis, is an infection of the intestines. Although most people catch the stomach flu by ingesting contaminated food or water, you also can pick up this infection by coming into contact with an infected person. Children commonly pick up the stomach flu because they have immature immune systems. Stomach flu symptoms typically include diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps and vomiting. You cannot effectively treat the stomach flu, so it is best to avoid getting it.

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