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Occupy Fitness: Joining the 1%

Occupy Fitness: Joining the 1% | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

There are 10,080 minutes in a week. Can you spare 150 of them? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults participate in 150 minutes of exercise a week. In essence, it is a bright idea to commit 1% of your week to moderately intense physical activity (o.k., 1.5% is more mathematically accurate, but not as “occupy” movement catchy). It really does not seem like much time.


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Energy drinks: a trigger for heart attacks and stroke?

Energy drinks: a trigger for heart attacks and stroke? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Energy drink consumption has grown exponentially over the past 5 - 10 years. Sales are increasing at double the rate of total carbonated beverage sales.

The drinks are primarily targeted at youth and young adult market with aggressive advertising and marketing. And the potential medical complications of ingesting such drinks are becoming apparent, to both cardiologists and other health specialists.

 

The combined levels of caffeine in these energy drinks are much higher than a standard cup of coffee. And adverse events and complications from energy drinks largely arise from their caffeine content. Even once in a while for a dance, Energy drinks do pose many issues!


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