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July 10, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
With diabetes rates rising, it's important to learn how to prevent the disease as well as help control symptoms. Learn how exercise can benefit those with diabetes during a live web chat Monday at 11 a.m. PDT with Dr. Ruchi Mathur. Mathur is director of the diabetes program in the division of endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is an endocrinologist at the facility's Weight Loss Center. "Exercise is important in general to maintain a healthy lifestyle," Mathur said, "and for diabetics as well.
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NEWS
August 17, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Exercising 15 minutes a day provides health benefits, a study finds , good news to those who are always strapped for time. The study, which appeared in the journal the Lancet this week, found that doing 15 minutes of leisure time physical activity was linked with an average three added years of life expectancy, along with a 10% decrease in cancer mortality and a 20% drop in cardiovascular disease, compared with sedentary people. So now that we have the good news, just what can you do in 15 minutes?
HEALTH
September 24, 2007
These Web-only Health offerings can be found at latimes.com/health: ASK US Our reporters answer readers' health questions. Today's query: When engaging in the most strenuous portion of my cardio workout, my heart rate routinely gets up to around 95% of the maximum heart rate calculated for my age. I am going by the standard formula or chart that's on the cardio machine. I don't feel winded and can sustain that rate for some time. Should I be concerned?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND and STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
HEART RATE HITS: Aerobicists' 10 Most Popular Workout Songs 1. "I Saw Him Standing There," Tiffany (increases average heart rate to 161 beats per minute) 2. "Wild, Wild West," The Escape Club (140 b/m) 3. "The Way You Make Me Feel," Michael Jackson (112 b/m) 4. "Pink Cadillac," Natalie Cole (125 b/m) 5. "Get Outta My Dreams," Billy Ocean (118 b/m) 6. "The Loco-motion," Kylie Minogue (130 b/m) 7. "Underneath the Radar," Underworld (146 b/m) 8. "Just Got Paid," Johnny Kemp (117 b/m) 9.
HEALTH
August 16, 2004 | Roy M. Wallack
They're more than heart rate monitors. Now they have names like "personal fitness computer," and they're jammed with such features as altimeters, thermometers and the capability of downloading workout data into your cellphone. They can make your workouts more efficient, whether you're a serious runner, biker or hiker or a first-time power walker in need of some coaching.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1986 | JODY BECKER, Times Staff Writer
Jason Davey had been sleeping too much. Returning home from his job this summer at a McDonald's near his Santa Ana home, Jason, 16, would sleep all afternoon and into the next morning. Although he was born with a defect that reduced his heart rate to only 45 beats per minute, he played on Little League teams and had always kept up with his friends. In August, Jason underwent an Activitrax implant at St.
HEALTH
November 24, 2003 | Roy M. Wallack
Stationary bikes have been a gym mainstay for nearly 50 years, outlasting many trendier rivals. These bikes are also the third-most popular choice for people buying aerobic equipment for home use. The equipment ranges in sophistication from economical training stands that let you use your own road or mountain bike to high-tech versions that may make you feel like a human lab rat. Here are some choices.
HEALTH
August 2, 2004 | Kelly Young, Times Staff Writer
Even a single session of moderate exercise can improve heart health for at least a day, a new study suggests. It's no secret that frequent and intense exercise can improve heart function, but this is the first time scientists have tested the heart's response to a single, less intense bout of exercise. For this study, 11 healthy young men spent 60 minutes on an exercise bicycle, pedaling at a rate at which they could easily hold a conversation.
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