Researchers have found there is a difference between sitting at work and sitting in front of a television when it comes to your health.
Scientists have been studying for years the effects of sitting and have come to the conclusion extended periods of uninterrupted sedentary behavior is detrimental for your health, especially your heart health. But closer scrutiny shows not all sitting is the same.
July 01, 2019
Female athletes may need to be concerned as much about pumping iron outside the gym as inside the gym.
Study results published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology showed up to 35 percent of female athletes have low iron levels compared to only five percent of the general female population in Australia. It could be worse in the U.S.
June 10, 2019
Too much sitting is dangerous but you can reverse the damage by engaging in exercise as long as you do enough.
Too much sitting has been linked to shortened life spans but it was previously unclear if there was a way to offset the risk aside from not sitting for so long. The results of a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show increasing physical activity to recommended levels eliminates the association in all but the worst cases of excess sitting.
May 06, 2019
New research shows just one day a week has benefits for seniors when it comes to lifting weights.
Lifting weights is great for seniors when it comes to maintaining strength and flexibility but it doesn't have to be a full-time pursuit because new research shows it positively affects blood values, muscle strength and even mental wellbeing with just one session a week in those in the 65-75 age range.
March 04, 2019
Being in shape before surgery is helpful in preventing damage that can occur as a result.
A new study shows people who exercise are less susceptible to the muscle and nerve damage that can typically occur when blood flow is restored to an area after being restricted like during surgery.
January 21, 2019
The key to living long and living well is not modern medicine but old fashioned exercise according to researchers at Ball State University.
People in their 70s who have been exercising throughout their lifetime have the muscle fitness as well as heart and lung capacities of healthy people in their 40s.
December 03, 2018
Learn how the psychology of leftovers can fool you
As restaurant portion sizes have grown, weight-conscious diners wanting to control their intake have started taking more food home. But that choice is leading some well-intentioned people to overindulge because their mind is tricking them into letting their guard down.
October 01, 2018
It appears too many people are growing couch potatoes in their home garden
Survey results are in and 1.4 billion people or more than 25 percent of the world’s adult population is not getting enough physical activity according to researchers at the World Health Organization. While the global numbers are bad, it’s worse in America.
September 10, 2018