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Swap starches for lentils

Replacing carbohydrates such as potatoes and rice in your diet with lentils can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 percent. Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada found that swapping starchy side dishes with lentils significantly improved the body’s response to carbohydrates. “Lentils are extremely nutrient-dense ...

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Rely on food for health

Scientists say healthy servings of less processed plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and nuts are sufficient enough to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada have found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C showed no advantage or added ...

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Former Mr. Olympia releases new book

Eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney has released a brand new book. Titled ‘Fit at Any Age – exercise to stimulate not annihilate’, the book provides exercise and nutritional information for people who are 45 and older. With over 35 years of experience in the bodybuilding and fitness industry, the 58-year-old ...

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Restoring muscle mass

Researchers have found a compound that restores muscle growth in elderly mice by up to 80 percent. “We’ll have to see if this plays out in people, but you may actually be able to rescue muscle mass in an aging population,” says Leonard Guarente, a member of the team of scientists ...

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Stopping exercise can increase depression

Do you get depro if you stop lifting weights? According to the latest mental health research from the University of Adelaide in Australia adequate physical activity and exercise are important for both physical and mental health and stopping your weightlifting routine could result in an increase of depressive symptoms. “In some ...

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The impact of music on exercise

Don’t ditch your headphones when you lift weights. The zone is real and music will help you get there. There are a few studies that support the benefits of music on exercise tolerance. The latest study was recently presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th conference. The study conducted ...

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New study on muscle memory

Muscles possess a molecular memory in the form of epigenetic marks on our DNA. Researchers termed this phenomenon skeletal muscle epi-memory. The latest study, conducted by scientists at Keele University in England, looked at over 850,000 sites on human DNA. It was found that genes can “remember” skeletal muscle growth ...

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Fat but fit

You don’t always have to lose weight to be healthy. All you need to do is exercise and stay fit. This is what researcher Jennifer Kuk found when she looked at the benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness for heart and circulatory health in people with mild to severe obesity. Kuk discovered ...

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Sauna sessions as good as exercise

Findings from a new study suggest that using a sauna may affect your heart and blood vessels in ways that are similar to cardiovascular exercise. Finnish researchers tested the impact of a 30-minute sauna session and found a drop in blood pressure and artery “stiffness” in participants of the study. ...

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Are we maxed out?

Have we as human species reached our maximum limit for physical performance? In a review, a first of its kind spanning 120 years worth of information, scientists have considered the effects of both genetic and environmental parameters. According to scientist Jean-Francois Toussaint, who was part of the research team that ...

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