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All cancer patients should be prescribed exercise, Australian guidelines say

The prescription pad is getting a workout as doctors push for exercise to be a regular part of care.

By |2018-12-11T21:16:18+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments

Lose fat, preserve muscle: Weight training beats cardio for older adults

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts.

By |2018-12-11T23:45:21+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Studies and Research|0 Comments

Strength training helps older adults live longer

Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an extended time period, particularly in an older population.

By |2018-12-11T21:16:18+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments

Why weight training is better for your waistline than running

A new Harvard study has found that weight training is a better way of keeping the middle-aged spread at bay than aerobic activity.

By |2018-12-11T21:16:18+00:00November 19th, 2017|Categories: Fat Loss, Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments

Strength training + active lifestyle more than halves chance of diabetes

Half an hour of strength training per day, or three 50-minute sessions a week. That's the amount of strength training that reduces your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by a third. And if you do a bit of cycling, walking, swimming or running as well your chance of developing diabetes can go down by sixty percent, researchers at the University of Harvard discovered. They published their study in 2012 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

By |2018-12-11T21:16:18+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Health and Hygiene, Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments

This is how physical exercise clears up tumours

Every session of fairly intensive physical exercise works like a mini chemotherapy course, we wrote recently. Physical exertion transforms the body into a hostile environment for cancer cells. An animal study that Danish researchers published in 2016 in Cell Metabolism tells how.

By |2018-12-12T01:15:18+00:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments

Every intensive training session is a chemo lite

Every time you do intensive exercise, your body produces substances that kill cancer cells. The effect of a single session is limited, but the effect of a lifestyle that has included intensive exercise several times a week for years on end is probably considerable. Sports scientists at the University of Copenhagen discovered this.

By |2017-09-07T20:31:38+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Health and Hygiene, Literature, Studies and Research|1 Comment

Today’s men are not nearly as strong as their dads were, researchers say

Researchers tested whether millennial guys are as strong as their dads. Someone’s not going to be happy with the answer.

By |2016-12-02T12:54:35+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments

Strength Training Makes Elderly People Mentally Stronger

People over sixty who take up strength training not only gain physical strength but can improve their mental functioning too, report Brazilian sports scientists in Clinical Interventions in Aging.

By |2016-09-30T15:28:53+00:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments

Exercise Slows Muscle Wasting From Age and Heart Failure

Exercise can counteract muscle breakdown, increase strength and reduce inflammation caused by aging and heart failure, according to new research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal.

By |2016-05-09T11:34:46+00:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments

Resistance Training, Not Starving Yourself or “Cardio” is Key to Successful Fat Loss

Metabolic stress from resistance training determines improvements in body composition and health.

By |2016-04-02T13:25:02+00:00April 2nd, 2016|Categories: Fat Loss, Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments

Sitting All Day Is Dangerous Even If You Work Out

If you think that going to the gym 3 times a week or walking to work and back everyday or enough significantly reduce your risk of mortality, think again. Many of us spend the majority of the day sitting down at work.

By |2015-11-23T11:11:31+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Health and Hygiene, Literature, Studies and Research|0 Comments