An hour per week at the gym lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome — ScienceDaily

Less than one hour of resistance exercise training per week lowers the risk of developing metabolic syndrome (cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar). This was shown by a study involving more than 7,000 participants from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS) in the USA. The beneficial effects of […]

Exercise in a bottle could become a reality

Date:  October 1, 2015 Source:University of Sydney via Summary:Research finds around 1000 molecular reactions to exercise, opening the door for drug treatments to mirror the health benefits of exercise. FULL STORY Drugs that mimic the benefits of exercise could soon become a reality. Credit: © arthurhidden / Fotolia Research finds around 1000 molecular reactions […]

9 Reasons Tracking Your Eating and Exercise Habits Will Help You Lose Weight

via by Armi Legge Tracking your weight, calorie intake, and exercise levels will make you a more successful dieter. “What gets measured, gets managed.” Peter Drucker, management consultant and author. It’s hard to find something that quote doesn’t apply to. If you want to improve on something, you need to track your progress, and […]

‘Sugar papers’ reveal industry role in 1970s U.S. National Caries Program

Refined sugar is one of the most addictive substances on the planet.  Years ago I read Sugar Blues by William Dufty.  As a result, I gave up refined sugar for over a year.  I can kick myself for going back. It was not easy kicking that habit.  There was no way I could eat at […]

Why interval walking training is better than continuous walking training

Date:   August 4, 2014 Source:   Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that training with alternating levels of walking intensity (interval training) could be better than walking at a constant speed to help manage blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. The research […]

Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn’t exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady By Robert Preidt Tuesday, July 8, 2014  TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lack of exercise — and not a tendency to eat too much — may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study […]

Exercise Vs. Medicine in the Battle Against Disease

Date: October 2, 2013 Source: Newsy / Powered by A study out of the U.K. shows regular exercise can be just a beneficial as medication when it comes to heart disease, diabetes and stroke. See the video report by Jasmine Bailey here.  

Embrace the cold: Evidence that shivering and exercise may convert white fat to brown

Perhaps you have gotten some exercise after all this winter.  Thanks, polar vortex!Date:February 4, 2014Source:Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchSummary:A new study suggests that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are equally capable of stimulating the conversion of energy-storing “white fat” into energy-burning “brown fat.” This makes brown fat a potential therapeutic target against obesity and […]

Motivations to Exercise in 2014

It’s that time of year.  Time to start planning for all that we want to accomplish in the new year.For those of you that are thinking of getting your fitness on in 2014, I’ve put together a few bullet points listing the reasons you should follow through with that (especially high intensity resistance training).  I’m leaving […]

Dem Bones Dem Bones

Resistance exercise and bone turnover in elderly men and womenHere’s yet another study which highlights the benefit to bone health as a result from resistance training. In the study performed by  the Center for Exercise Science, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida, 62 men and women whose median age was 68 were […]