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.
Metabolic stress from resistance training determines improvements in body composition and health.
To optimize strength gains and fat loss, do your cardio AFTER your weight training, not before!
Researchers at the Kronos Longevity Research Institute discovered that the fitter you are, the more protective antioxidants your body makes.
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.
Weight training will instead aid you in losing fat and building muscle. If anything, 1 kg of extra fat will make you look bulkier than adding 1 kg of extra muscle.
One of the biggest risk factors for death in the population today is a low level of physical fitness. Regular training where you strive to increase or at least maintain your athletic abilities means that your physical fitness will remain higher and you will live longer!
Some say that hard workers work themselves to death, but according to psychologists at the University of California the reverse is actually true.
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Strength training is an underestimated but effective weapon against obesity. In the long term, weight training is the best thing you can do to keep your fat percentage down.
Not everyone has got the message yet, but strength training is a highly effective way of losing fat. In the long term, because every kilo of muscle mass that you build up raises your basic fat burning rate, but in the short term too. Immediately after a heavy strength workout you burn sky-high amounts of joules, because your body eats up energy as it recovers.
Employees, freelance workers and entrepreneurs are less likely to succumb to a burnout if they do an intensive training session twice a week. Psychologists at the University of New England in Australia discovered that both strength training and cardio training reduce the chances of having a burnout.
If you do weight training and cardio, you probably do your cardio after the weight training. This order of doing things is beneficial, as this way round the cardio training won't sap your energy for pumping iron. But according to a human study done by sports scientists at the University of Tsukuba, and published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, this order is also good for your cardio training as you burn more fat during the cardio part of your training.
Aging men's testosterone decline is largely due to the fact that older men sleep less well than younger men.
Having sleep problems? Strength training can help, sports scientists at Appalachian State University in the US discovered. According to their study, doing strength training early in the morning helps you fall asleep earlier at night, and doing strength training later in the day reduces the number of times you wake during the night.
The firmness of your hand grip is better than your blood pressure at assessing your health, Hamilton researchers have found, and reduced muscular strength, measured by your grip, is consistently linked with early death, disability and illness.
The size of your red blood cells says something about your health. If they are all about the same size then the chance that you'll develop fatal cardiovascular disease is pretty small. How come this happens? We don't know. Sports scientists at the University of Mississippi in the US have discovered that resistance training keeps red blood cells pretty much an even size. And how come this happens? We don't know this either.
Researchers look at which form of exercise — strength, endurance or a combination of both — work best in tandem with diet to reduce weight and change body composition among obese study participants.
The riper the age you reach, the worse your immune system functions, and it declines more each year. At a certain point it becomes so weak that a simple cold can mean the end. In 1999 researchers at the University of Bologna in Italy published an epidemiological study that suggests you can halt the decline of the immune system by doing resistance training.
If you do heavy physical work or weight training, you'll not only make your body more muscled and stronger, but you'll also make it last longer. Muscle mass extends life expectancy write researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine in the American Journal of Medicine.