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Long-term benefits of lifting

The long-term benefits of lifting weights and the connection between the mind and the body are more significant than scientists initially thought. In a new study, involving more than 18,000 participants, researchers from the University of Texas found that people who lifted regularly from a young age were significantly less ...

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Link between brown fat and exercise

The same brown fat that keeps bears warm during their winter hibernation could be a key player in the connection between exercise and metabolism. In a new study a team of American researchers discovered a fat molecule which had previously been linked to exposure to cold temperatures surging in the ...

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Gym mistakes to avoid

Workouts can become routine and when you are in a rut you are most likely to get injured. This is the reason exercise physiologist Rachel Straub authored a book called ‘Weight Training Without Injury’ on how to stay safe when you lift weights. “People get bored; there are ten ways ...

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Gym can boost your willpower

Exercise may be a simple if unexpected way to increase our willpower and help us avoid making impulsive choices that we will later regret. A lack of self-control can often contribute to problems like weight gain, depression and even addiction. Given these effects, scientists have been interested in finding ways ...

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Exercise alone does not achieve weight loss

New research has revealed that exercise without dieting does not cause weight loss. Masking the impact of exercise After up to eight weeks of intensive cardio training three times a week, participants in the study, conducted by scientists at the Bangor University in the United Kingdom, experience no significant change ...

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Pumping iron beats cardio

Lifting weights might be the way to go, especially when you get older. A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass in older individuals that can be otherwise lost through cardiovascular workouts. “A lot of older adults will walk as their exercise ...

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Lifting one of the best exercises ever

Have you ever wondered what types of workouts are the best ever for a healthy body? Scientists at the Harvard Medical School released a paper outlining the only five exercises we need to practice to get the best outcome for our bodies. Strength training is on the list and viewed ...

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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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