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Exercise as a long-term habit

If you enjoy lifting weights in the gym you are more likely to continue.

If you enjoy lifting weights in the gym you are more likely to continue. “It is still an intentional process to exercise,” said Alison Phillips, an assistant professor of psychology at the Iowa State University. Phillips conducted research on the role of intrinsic motivation and exercising and found participants who ...

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The impact of exercise on cognitive health

Scientists measured the velocity of blood flow in the brain with an MRI scan while the participants were still following a regular training split and again after 10 days of no exercise.

Don’t stop exercising. This is the message from researchers at the University of Maryland in Washington D.C. when they discovered a significant decrease in blood flow to several brain regions during a study where master athletes (aged between 50 to 80 years) stopped all exercise. The participants in the study ...

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Ketone esters – new fuel for the gym

New research shows a substance called a ketone ester can significantly boost exercise endurance, cognitive function and energy levels in the heart at high workloads.

New research shows a substance called a ketone ester can significantly boost exercise endurance, cognitive function and energy levels in the heart at high workloads. Ketone esters are small organic chemicals that provide energy for the heart, brain and skeletal muscle in a highly efficient way, but are typically produced ...

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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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