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The cardio versus weights debate

Researchers recently measured weight lifting versus cardiovascular exercise to determine which was best for weight loss. They found that cardio burns more calories and is best for reducing fat mass but excessive cardio can lead to a loss in muscle. Not a good thing when you are a bodybuilder! On the ...

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Stay active to prevent obesity

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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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Exercise: Perception is reality

Perception is reality

How you perceive a training session will have a major influence on its outcome. Scientists at the University of Freiburg in Germany found that how people felt played a big role in their feeling of strain during exercise. They invited 78 men and women between the ages of 18 and ...

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Chris Nguta Conquers Queens Grand Prix

The Queens Casino in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape was the scene of glistening, tanned and ripped bodies at the weekend. Chris Nguta emerged victorious on Saturday, 17 June in the fourth edition of the Queens Casino Grand Prix Body Building competition hosted by Physical Culture Association (PCA) South Africa. ...

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A Big Serving of Food Psychology

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A new study involving a six-week experiment in a dining hall at the Stanford University in California found that people are more likely to choose vegetable dishes with exotic descriptions. The dining hall served up one of eight vegetable dishes during lunch time. The manner in which kitchen staff prepared ...

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Make Stubborn Calves Grow!

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Calves are a muscle group many guys tend to struggle with in the gym. Not only are they an extremely stubborn muscle group to grow but people tend to get lazy when they need to train them hard or they follow the wrong approach. To get your calves to grow ...

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Excessive Exercise Can Damage your Gut

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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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Vigorous Exercise Reduces Cell Aging

New research reveals you can slow down your biological clock at cellular level by staying active. According to a new study, published in the medical journal Preventive Medicine, people who have consistently high levels of physical activity have significantly longer telomeres than those who have sedentary lifestyles. Telomeres are the ...

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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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Does exercise curb hunger?

The latest research findings contradict previous studies that suggest exercise makes people eat more. Scientists at Loughborough University in England have found exercising to be more effective than a traditional diet in helping to limit daily calorie consumption. The hormonal, psychological and behavioural responses of female subjects to calorie control ...

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