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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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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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Sit less, move more

People who sit down for extended periods of time are at almost double the risk of dying younger, a new study suggests. A desk-bound lifestyle Researchers at the Columbia University found that people with desk jobs are at risk of dying younger. The study, of nearly 8,000 adults aged 45 ...

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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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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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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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No More Late Night Meals

Bodybuilders who get up in the middle of the night to down a protein shake or eat a meal could be affecting their weight and metabolism negatively. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in America eating late at night can not only increase ...

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Longer breaks for bigger muscles

The latest research indicates that extended rest intervals between sets when you lift weights could assist with muscle growth.

The latest research indicates that extended rest intervals between sets when you lift weights could assist with muscle growth. The findings, published in Experimental Physiology, go against the belief that favours shorter rest periods. Researchers from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom monitored 16 subjects who completed exercises ...

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A mirror for squats

Researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago recently examined how preferential loading is affected when performing a squat with and without the help of a mirror.

Researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago recently examined how preferential loading is affected when performing a squat with and without the help of a mirror. Participants in the study were requested to stand with their feet on two different force plates which allowed the researchers to determine the amount ...

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