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Gym protects the heart

New research conducted by the São Paulo Research Foundation in South America shows that exercise helps rid heart cells of dysfunctional mitochondria. Cleansing mechanism “Basically, we discovered that aerobic training facilitates the removal of dysfunctional mitochondria from heart cells,” said Professor Julio Ferreira, a researcher who formed part of a ...

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Scientists bust myth of ‘healthy obese’

healthy obese

A new study has shown that extra weight could raise a person’s risk of coronary heart disease, even if they are otherwise healthy. The latest findings of a study, published in the European Heart Journal, add to a growing body of scientific evidence that suggests being ‘fat but fit’ is ...

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Stay active to prevent obesity

obesity

There is heightened concern that exercise deficits are contributing to the growing obesity epidemic among the young and the old across the globe. New study A new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore in the United States found that physical activity, ...

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Bulking can alter the heart

bulking heart

Gaining weight, even if it is only a few kilogrammes, can change your heart muscle and affect its ability to pump blood. Lose or maintain weight According to cardiologist Ian Neeland, M.D., people should focus on weight stability if they struggle to drop fat while on a training programme. “Any weight ...

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Excessive Exercise Can Damage your Gut

Gut

A review of published studies has found that excessive exercise can compromise your gut integrity and function. According to Dr. Ricardo Costa, lead author of the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics review, exercise stress of two or more hours at 60 percent of your maximum intensity level appeared to be the ...

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Swearing Makes You Stronger: Study

Can dropping F-bombs make you stronger in the gym? A research study swears it does. The study was recently presented at the annual gathering of the British Psychological Society in Brighton. In a series of experiments 29 young adults took short spins on exercise bikes and another 52 people squeezed ...

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Intensive care

Manage your intensity and get on the gain train

Manage your intensity and get on the gain train Bodybuilders are always looking for new ways to improve workouts and get the most out of each rep and set. There are numerous ways to increase intensity in the gym. Follow these four tried and tested intensifiers and you will be ...

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A look inside muscle dysmorphia

A look inside muscle dysmorphia: When BIG just ain't cutting it

When BIG just ain’t cutting it It is a disease of the mind, a delusion held by a growing number of males that they just ain’t big enough. It is known by many names – reverse anorexia nervosa, bigorexia, muscle dysmorphia (MD) or the Adonis complex – which all mean ...

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Students given potentially lethal dose of caffeine

Two sports science students in England were left fighting for their lives after taking enough caffeine for 300 cups of coffee in a botched university experiment.

Two sports science students in England were left fighting for their lives after taking enough caffeine for 300 cups of coffee in a botched university experiment. The Northumbria University has been fined £400,000 for the incident in March 2015 which caused students Alex Rossetto and Luke Parkin to be rushed ...

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Energy drink blamed for death of teen

Monster Energy is being sued following the death of an American teenager in 2015.

Monster Energy is being sued following the death of an American teenager in 2015. The father of 19-year-old Dustin Hood is saying the company’s flagship drink caused his son’s fatal cardiac arrhythmia. He has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages. According to the lawsuit, Hood drank three-and-a-half of the large ...

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