Longevity Belongs to the Fittest

In a recent groundbreaking study, researches have found that individuals who have the highest cardio respiratory fitness levels tend to live the longest.  Moreover, they found that the increase in death rates associated with lower cardiovascular fitness was comparable to or worse than rates for heart disease, smoking, diabetes, and hypertension.  The study also revealed …

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13 Minutes to Strong

For those who repeatedly use the excuse that there just isn’t enough time in the day to do any meaningful exercise, a recent research study begs to differ. This study showed that the same strength gains can be made by doing one set, to failure, of 7 basic exercises as opposed to 3-5 sets for …

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To Increase Fertility, Go Nuts!

A recent study has shown that including nuts in a regular western diet significantly improves fertility in men by improving the quality and function of sperm.  The duration of the randomized trial was 14-weeks, and was comprised of young healthy men between the ages of 18-35 years-old.  The intervention group added 60 grams, or about …

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For Better Erections, Exercise Is The Best Medicine

Most often, when someone is suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), adopting an exercise routine is not immediately considered to be a viable remedy.  But emerging research continues to support the efficacy for non-invasive treatment of ED with physical activity.  A recent study found that 40 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week …

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Of Exercise, Mice, and Men?

Would you exercise if it meant you’d have smarter babies?  In a new study that was published in Cell Reports, exercising male mice produced offspring with enhanced brain activity.  Physical exercise has been shown to alter gene expression- turning certain genes on and others off, and now it looks like these changes can be passed …

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Decreased Dementia Associated with Midlife Cardiovascular Fitness

In a 44-year-long study involving women, high midlife cardiovascular fitness was related to a decreased risk in dementia.  The study found a dose-dependent relationship between fitness level and dementia risk.  Those with a high cardiovascular fitness level had only a 5% incidence of all-cause dementia by the end of the study, as compared with 25% …

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Exercise Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria

Now that we’re through the first few months of the New Year, congratulations to those who have maintained their resolutions to start exercising (more).  But if you’ve fallen off the wagon, as many do after that first month, it’s never too late to get back into it.  And now you can add another benefit of …

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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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