Diana J. Smith

Alexia Clark Had Abdominal Surgery To Repair Twisted Intestine

  • Fitness influencer and former Women’s Health cover star Alexia Clark underwent emergency stomach surgery two weeks ago and is now in the process of regaining her strength.
  • On January 2nd, doctors discovered that her intestines had twisted, requiring emergency surgery.
  • Alexia starts her new fitness routine on Monday, and is working with her doctors and a physical therapist to design circuits that won’t engage her core too much.

    Fitness influencer and former Women’s Health cover star Alexia Clark is starting 2021 with a brand-new fitness journey—but not for the reasons you’d think.

    The “queen of workouts” underwent emergency stomach surgery two weeks ago and is now in the process of regaining her strength.

    Without warning, she came down with an excruciating stomachache after eating dinner on January 2nd. “I thought it was food poisoning, but it progressively got worse,” she tells Women’s Health. As the night went on, the pain

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    5 best folding treadmills of 2021: Bowflex, Echelon and more

    A treadmill doesn’t have to take up a significant amount of space in your home. In fact, highly-rated and well-established fitness brands, such as Bowflex and NordicTrack, have created foldable treadmills. A folding treadmill lifts the running deck off the ground and locks it in place, which might be particularly appealing for anyone living in a small space. Some models sport wheels for easy transportation and offer upright storage while others, such as the Sunny Health & Fitness Asuna folding treadmill, are compact enough to fit under your living room couch.

    SKIP AHEAD Best folding treadmills of 2021

    Transforming a portion of your home into your own socially-distant gym has its appeal. You control who has access to your equipment, for one thing, which can help prevent spread of the coronavirus. Plus, you won’t have to tread to your local gym in your leggings (if they are even

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    The basics of Auto-Insurance

    Auto insurance refers to a contract between a policyholder and an insurance company. The contract protects the policyholder in the event of accident or theft of the car. The agreement involves the policyholder agreeing to pay the premium, and on the other hand, the insurance company agrees that it will pay the losses that the policy defines. Typically auto insurance offers liability, medical and property coverage. Typically liability coverage pays for the policyholder’s legal responsibility to others for property damage or bodily injury. Property coverage pays for the theft or damage of the car. Medical coverage pays for expenses that arise from rehabilitation, treating wounds, funeral expenses and lost wages.

    Though undesirable, accidents do happen, and when they do, auto insurance helps keep our finances secure. Whether a car accident is caused by someone else’s fault or your fault, your auto insurance will help you out. The level of which … Read More

    Cardio Fitness Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

    • New research published in PLOS Medicine found that there may be no limits to the benefits of cardio exercise, especially among active people—such as runners.
    • Even by increasing your daily physical activity by as little as 1,000 steps, you can improve your cardio fitness and may lower your risk of heart disease.
    • Those who logged the most physical activity had about about 60 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those who logged minimal activity.

      As runners, we already know that high levels of physical activity, including logging long runs, can improve our cardio fitness and has a slew of health benefits. And new research published in PLOS Medicine further supports you getting out there for a daily run or walk. Researchers found that the more active you are, the less at-risk you are for cardiovascular disease, with no threshold to the benefits. This effect was particularly

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