Exercise To Minimize Holiday Weight Gain

The best way to mitigate unwanted holiday weight gain, aside from abstaining, is to exercise. Yes, your weight will probably increase a little bit if you choose to moderately indulge in seasonal treats, but it doesn’t have to skyrocket.  It is important to maintain your exercise routine, and maybe even squeeze in a little bit …

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To Lose Fat and Preserve Muscle, Lift Weights

In a recent study, researchers found that participants who engaged in a regular weight training routine while cutting calories, lost more body fat and preserved more muscle than the calorie cutting and walking group, as well as the calorie-reduction only group.  The study consisted of 249 participants who were 60 years or older, and overweight …

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Resistance Training Reduces Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

In a 4-year study, consisting of 7,400 middle-aged adults, performing resistance training significantly decreased the risk of metabolic syndrome regardless of whether that person also did any aerobic training.  When participants met guidelines for both resistance training AND aerobic training, they decreased their risk by 25%.  The recommended amount of resistance training is two or …

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For Men, Exercise is Key to Increasing Fertility

A comprehensive randomized control study that came out earlier this year suggests that engaging in moderate aerobic exercise can significantly increase male fertility rates in previously infertile men.  The study was conducted over a 24-week intervention period, with both exercise and non-exercise groups being physically similar in terms of body composition, semen quality, markers of …

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Sweat: The Fountain of Youth?

Today, the closest thing to the fountain of youth is sweat- your own, that is.  If you want to live a longer and healthier life, make sure at least 30% of your physical activity is vigorous.  In other words, make sure you break a sweat.  This means that if you’re getting the minimum recommended amount …

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Report: Testosterone Treatment to Increase Bone Density and Strength in Men Over 65

A report in the February 21, 2017 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that testosterone replacement therapy for one year, “significantly increased their vBMD (volumetric bone mineral density) and estimated bone strength.”                The study was part of the Testosterone Trials, which had previously shown improvements in all areas of sexual …

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