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 […]

Wearable health devices: proceed with caution

I’m glad to see this article in ScienceDaily (below). Fitness is a HUGE business.  One that benefits me personally as well as financially.  So I don’t begrudge other trainers or businesses trying to get in on that, especially when the consumer benefits by becoming fitter. But there is so much snake oil out there.  And […]

Just 30 minutes a day: Regular exercise relieves asthma symptoms: Those who undertake physical activity year round breathe easier — ScienceDaily

Millions of people suffer from asthma. Many report having poor control of their symptoms. Fortunately, new research shows there is a simple antidote: 30 minutes of exercise a day, year-round. Source: Just 30 minutes a day: Regular exercise relieves asthma symptoms: Those who undertake physical activity year round breathe easier — ScienceDaily Those who undertake […]

Extreme Conditioning Programs: Potential Benefits and Potential Risks. – PubMed – NCBI

My guess is, after over 2 decades as a trainer, once studies are done extreme conditioning programs will offer no more reward than High Intensity Resistance Training, and therefore be deemed to be unnecessarily risky for the reward.  Actually you don’t need 20 plus years as a personal trainer to know that. You just need […]

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

via EvidenceMag.com 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 […]