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Proper hydration

With spring around the corner keeping hydrated is crucial when it comes to lifting weights.

With spring around the corner keeping hydrated is crucial when it comes to lifting weights. A normal person needs about an ounce of fluid for every kilogram of their body weight. While keeping hydrated is important for both well-being and achieving peak performance in the gym, especially in hotter climates, ...

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Gym time eliminates risk of prolonged sitting

Gym time eliminates risk of prolonged sitting

Training with weights for an hour or more can eliminate health risks associated with sitting for eight or more hours a day – whether at work, home or commuting. People today are spending the majority of their waking hours sitting down by either driving to work, sitting in the office, ...

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Burning fat while exercising

A new study, probing the effect of consuming an alkaloid (p-synephrine) on the burning of fat, refutes the value of so-called miracle diets.

A new study, probing the effect of consuming an alkaloid on the burning of fat, refutes the value of so-called miracle diets. Researchers argue that it is not possible to lose more than a kilogram of fat per month after analysing an alkaloid called p-synephrine’s role in burning fat during ...

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Stem cells programmed to grow new cartilage

Stem cells programmed to grow new cartilage

The wear and tear of joints in the gym could be a thing of the past Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in the United States have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. They have ...

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Fighting Fatigue

Bodybuilders feeling zapped from training hard in the gym despite taking regular breaks may find that their fatigue originates in their gut, not their head.

Fatigue might originate in your gut, not your head Bodybuilders who are frequently feeling zapped from training hard in the gym despite taking regular breaks should look for evidence of viruses and fungi in the gut instead of mental reasons. Researchers from the Cornell University in New York have for the ...

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Exercise linked to better memory

Lifting weights may prevent you from suffering from memory loss in later years

Lifting weights may prevent you from suffering from memory loss in later years According to study author Cassandra Szoeke, associate professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia, exercising could protect people from dementia typically characterised by memory impairment. Szoeke and colleagues followed 387 subjects who participated in the study, ...

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Best way to boost muscle strength

New research reveals that engaging in short, explosive leg contractions is the most effective way of strengthening muscles.

New research reveals that engaging in short, explosive leg contractions is the most effective way of strengthening muscles. The study, led by scientists in Human Performance and Neuromuscular Physiology at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, is the first to directly compare short, explosive leg contractions lasting less than one ...

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Is endurance training bad for you?

Sports medicine physicians have found no solid evidence of heart damage from long-term endurance training when they tested elite master athletes.

Sports medicine physicians have found no solid evidence of heart damage from long-term endurance training when they tested elite master athletes. These findings, recently published in the medical journal called Circulation, refute the hypothesis made earlier by scientists that repeated bouts of intensive endurance exercise at elite level may result ...

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Exercise improves mood, motivation

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine shows that exercise does more than improve fitness and muscle mass

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine shows that exercise does more than improve fitness and muscle mass Exercise enhances motivation while increasing energy and reducing depression. The subjects involved in the study were 32 men aged between 18 to 33 who had ...

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Exercise reduces cancer risk

Exercise reduces cancer risk

Scientists have found that high levels of exercise can drive down the average risk of developing 13 types of cancer. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute determined that, compared with people who reported spending the least time in what is termed as “leisure-time physical activity”, those who got the ...

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