Exercise better than medicine for anti-aging

Combining strength training with HIIT cardio fights the effects of aging, study finds. A new study has found that exercise — and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in particular — is great at delaying the aging process. Exercise causes cells to create more proteins for their mitcochondria, where energy is produced, and for their ribosome, whose […]

Weights and cardio exercise best for breast cancer survivors

Exercise beneficial for breast cancer survivors, study finds. New research published in the journal Obesity suggests that a combination of resistance and aerobic exercise is extremely beneficial for survivors of breast cancer in managing the side effects of post-treatment hormones, as well as improving body composition and health outcomes overall. Post-menopausal breast cancer survivors take […]

Hands off your phone during exercise

No phone cardio is the way to go. Like to text or check your Facebook while you’re on the treadmill or going for a walk? New research suggests that’s not good for you or your workout. Two new studies published in the journals Computers in Human Behavior and Performance Enhancement & Health have found that […]

Moderate exercise helps fight inflammation

20 minutes on the treadmill can do you a world of good. Think that just 20 minutes of exercise won’t do much for your health? Think again. Researchers from the University of California San Diego’s School of Medicine have found that just even one exercise session of moderate intensity can act as an anti-inflammatory by […]

Safety in the Gym: 10 Top Tips

10 Gym Safety Tips. It’s never a bad time for a refresher course on gym safety but after the recent news that a gym member in Iowa, USA, died when he dropped 140 kilos on himself during a bench press, it’s more important than ever to know how to use the gym safely. Accidents in […]

Infrequent exercise still beneficial for health

Exercising just once or twice a week has benefits for your health, new research has found. With the busy lifestyle many people have these days, it can be hard to find the time to get to the gym to exercise. However, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that people who perform just […]

20 Fitness Motivation Quotes

20 motivational quotes to inspire greatness in the gym. Lacking motivation to get back into the gym? Back in the gym already but feel stagnated? Or maybe you’re just looking for new inspiration for a the new year. Whatever your situation, reading words of wisdom from successful people can be super-inspiring. With that in mind, […]

Exercise critical for overall health

When starting a health and fitness program, the focus should be on overall health rather than weight loss alone, according to new research. A new Canadian study has found that weight loss programs focusing on both exercise and nutrition are more effective at helping people lose weight and improve health outcomes overall. These programs are […]

Some sports are better than others for heart health

Cycling, swimming, aerobics and racquet sports for health. New research led by the University of Sydney has found that specific types of exercise and sports offer life-saving benefits. Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the study found that people who engaged in cycling, swimming, aerobics and racquet sports had a reduced risk of […]

Cardio may improve brain function

Aerobic exercise improves cognitive function says new research. A new study has found that aerobic exercise can help improve the brain function of adults with mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment is a warning sign for further brain damage and can lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological […]