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    Lone Star Tick Bites Can Trigger Rare Meat Allergy

    Scientists say Lone Star tick bites can activate a rare meat allergy in certain people.

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    Smart Choices To Stay Hydrated This Summer

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    Gaining Weight On Vacations Could Have Long Term Impacts

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    Keeping Kids Active During Summer Break

    An Ohio doctor is explaining why the beginning of summer break is a great time for kids to get active. Doctor Richard So with Cleveland Clinic Children's says getting them up and moving is just as…

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    Children's Head Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously

    Each year more than 60,000 American children are hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries.

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    OHIO POULTRY ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES NATIONAL TURKEY LOVERS’ MONTH

    June is National Turkey Lovers' Month and the Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) is celebrating by highlighting turkey's nutritional benefits, variety of cooking techniques and economic impact in Ohio.

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    Cleveland Clinic: No Science To Support Fidget Spinner Benefits

    An Ohio doctor says some people believe fidget spinners may improve a child's ability to focus, but there's no science to back up the claim.

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    World No Tobacco Day

    Today is World No Tobacco Day. The World Health Organization says the day of awareness is meant to highlight how tobacco threatens the development of nations worldwide.

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    Avoid Foot Injuries With Right Running Shoes

    An Ohio doctor says if you're planning on getting out to run, it's essential that you have the right shoe to avoid foot injuries.

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    Study: Chocolate Could Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

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    APA Out With New Work And Well-Being Survey

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    Study: Fitness Trackers Accurate For Heart Rate, Not Calories Burned

    Those popular fitness trackers do a really good job of measuring your heart rate, but they aren't good at all when it comes to counting the calories you burn.

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    Study Shows Texting Can Help Some Obese People Lose Weight

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    Aging Expert: Seniors Need To Plan To Age In Place

    One in five Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030. Surveys have shown that most want to age in place, but aging expert Lee Lindquist says many aren't planning properly.

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Just You and the Bike: 5 Benefits of Indoor Cycling

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You walk into a room amid a sea of water bottles, bright colored spandex and a buzzing crowd of excited participants. You place your towel down, adjust your bike, hop on and take a deep breath.

You give the person on the bike next to you a knowing nod. You're in this together. You both know that you're going to walk out of the room in less than an hour a stronger, healthier version of yourself. For the next 45 minutes, you have nothing else going on. No meetings, no text messages, no one needing to be picked up. It's just you and a bike.

The room goes dark, the music starts. You start pedaling. Faster and fast er. Your body becomes warm, a drop of sweat leaves your forehead. You feel your heart rate start to elevate. The tension in your mind starts to melt away.

You're present. You're in this. You're ready.

Here are 5 incredible benefits happening to your body while you pedal away:

1. Cardiovascular

ACSM recommends that healthy adults aged 18-65 years old should participate In aerobic physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 days per week or vigorous intensity, aerobic activity for a minimum of 20 minutes, 3 days per week. A well-directed indoor cycling class will steadily keep your heart rate well within a likely vigorous range for approximately 45·60 minutes. Over lime, conlinuous cardiovascular activity (Including interval training often practiced in indoor cycling) can help lower your risk of coronary artery disease, can help lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, and can help lower your overall resting heart rate.

2. Lowered Stress levels

You've probably heard of the elusive "runner's high." It's not uncommon to see many runners in indoor cycling classes. That's because you get the same rush in an indoor cycling class: a release of those happy-mood inducing neurotransmitters known as endorphins. Endorphins are known to create feelings of euphoria, lower your stress level and enhance the body's immune response.

3. Increased Muscular Endurance

This refers to the ability of a muscle to continually and repeatedly exert force over an extended period of lime. In an indoor cycling class, this happens when you pedal against resistance, which can greatly increase the endurance of the muscles in the legs: quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus, and even the calf muscles. Working out these muscles will also help to strengthen the surrounding bones, tendons and ligaments.Outside the indoor cycling room, this increased strength means you'll be able to perform your dally activities with greater ease. Walking a quarter mile to your car with shopping bags while talking on your cell phone will be a no-brainer for you!

Read More at OhioHealthAndWellness.com

 

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