Exercise Like The Irish

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According to data collected by the Irish Sports Monitor in 2013, 47% of Irish men and women aged 16 and over participate in some form of regular exercise. While some choose common activities (gym-based workouts, swimming, running, cycling), others enjoy singularly Irish ones like dancing (think: Riverdance) and the sport of hurling. Want to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day (or any day) in a healthy way? Here are a few Irish-themed workouts that’ll help you earn a Guinness or two.
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Vigorous exercise ‘cuts flu risk’

Print this story Taking part in vigorous exercise – such as running, fast cycling or rugby – cuts the risk of catching flu by around 10%, research suggests. Doing at least 2.5 hours a week of activity that leads to sweating or hard breathing reduces flu or flu-like illness, the analysis found. More gentle pursuits, such as walking or light jogging, were found to have little effect. Experts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine examined data from its online flu study, Flusurvey.
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Exercise video games may add to kids’ activity: study

She is the study’s senior author from the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization at the UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka, Minnesota. “Wouldn’t it be great if instead of beating on kids about screen time we turned screen time into a positive?” she said. For the new study, the researchers built upon an existing weight loss program for children and their parents that had been found to work. They recruited 75 overweight and obese Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Texas children who were randomized to one of two groups for a 16-week study period. Both http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/p90x3-reviews/sbwire-455028.htm groups took part in the weight management program at local YMCAs and schools, but one group also received an Xbox game console and two active games.
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