Will This Runners’ Foot Strike Study Lay The Heated Debate To Rest? You Decide.
May16

Will This Runners’ Foot Strike Study Lay The Heated Debate To Rest? You Decide.

Here's another research finding to throw into the ring of the foot strike debate that always makes the rounds in running circles. Heel, forefoot, or midfoot strike? Who's right? This argument uses science to try and settle the debate. Turns out there's not much difference at speed, so it looks like everybody's right. Now, they did only look at 10 runners, so one could argue that it's a pretty small sample. We tend to agree that each...

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Get Fit Or Die. Sorry to Break It To You, But That’s The Message For You Elderly Men.
May14

Get Fit Or Die. Sorry to Break It To You, But That’s The Message For You Elderly Men.

The body declines as you get older, and a lot of us deal with high blood pressure as the body ages. With that comes the increased risk of heart failure. The sooner you can start getting fit the better, but at the same time, it's never too late to start. When you start, don't suddenly get into a vigorous exercise because that can cause enough damage on its own. Start gradually and work your way up to increased activity levels. It's...

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What Does This Weird Looking Sea Creature Have To Do With Alzheimer’s? And Why Should You Care?
May12

What Does This Weird Looking Sea Creature Have To Do With Alzheimer’s? And Why Should You Care?

The part of our brain that is affected by Alzheimer's disease looks remarkably like the seahorse. A recent study points the way to keeping this part of our brain healthy to help decrease the risks of developing this disease. The study concluded that increased physical activity will keep the size of the hippocampus stable. Bottom line is that if you are at risk for the disease, the best prescription is to exercise more because there...

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Is It A Lie That Exercising Makes You Lose Weight? Can You Outrun Your Fork With Exercise?
Apr26

Is It A Lie That Exercising Makes You Lose Weight? Can You Outrun Your Fork With Exercise?

One of those big fat myths about diet and exercise will trick you into thinking that the more you exercise, the more you'll lose and that you can reward yourself with calories after a great workout. You'll find it on many weight loss blogs these days and if you go ahead and believe it, you'll only be disappointed. Worse yet, you might even ditch exercise because you think it's ‘not working'. The general rule seems to be that...

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DOMS Got You Down? Use This Remarkably Simple Method To Ease The Pain And Improve Recovery.
Apr24

DOMS Got You Down? Use This Remarkably Simple Method To Ease The Pain And Improve Recovery.

Did you kill that workout and are now suffering the consequences of DOMS that's slowing you down from getting back to exercise? Here's some new research that confirms a method that can help you recover. Researchers haven't been able to make clear connections on how to manage recovery from DOMS. Until now. This study helps to paint a clearer picture of what works. You may have heard about myofascial rolling in fitness circles....

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