Importance of Maintaining Muscle Mass

The new study evaluates walking vs. weight lifting for weight loss among overweight seniors. OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term effects of exercise modality during weight loss on body composition and associations between body composition and physical function changes. METHODS: Two hundred forty-nine older adults (66.9 ± 4.7 years, 71% women, 32% African American, BMI: 34.4 ± 3.7 kg/m2 ) were randomized […]

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Physical exercise induces hippocampal neurogenesis and prevents cognitive decline

Accumulating evidence from animal and human research indicate that adult hippocampal neurogenesis plays a key role in cognition. Meanwhile, cognitive decline is well known to associate with ageing-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Therefore, prevention of hippocampal neurogenesis reduction should be critical for these diseases. Physical exercise, a potent […]

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Strength Training Builds More Than Muscles

Most of us know that strength training (with free weights, weight machines, or resistance bands) can help build and maintain muscle mass and strength. What many of us don’t know is that strong muscles lead to strong bones. And strong bones can help minimize the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis. Harvard Medical School: Strength […]

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Impact of Post-Meal and One-Time Daily Exercise in Patient with Type 2 Diabetes

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of short-timed post-meal and one-time daily exercise on glycemic control in patients with T2DM. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome: Impact of post-meal and one-time daily exercise in patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized crossover study Methods Sixty-four T2DM patients were randomised into crossover design. Group […]

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You Cannot Outrun a Bad Diet

A recent report from the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described ‘the miracle cure’ of performing 30 min of moderate exercise, five times a week, as more powerful than many drugs administered for chronic disease prevention and management.1Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers by […]

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Zach Bitter is the 100-mile American record holder. He also eats almost no carbs.

For Zach Bitter, who can travel ultramarathon distances faster than pretty much any other American, carb-cutting is a way of life. Here’s how he makes an ultra-low-carb diet work—and how you can do the same. IN DECEMBER 2015, Zach Bitter ran exactly 402.5 laps around the track at the Desert Solstice Invitational. At the end of […]

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What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fueling brain-function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass […]

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Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans

Current obesity prevention strategies recommend increasing daily physical activity, assuming that increased activity will lead to corresponding increases in total energy expenditure and prevent or reverse energy imbalance and weight gain. Current Biology: Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans Such Additive total energy expenditure models are supported by exercise […]

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