We all know that exercise is great for us. It boosts our mood, increases muscle mass, builds our cardiorespiratory fitness, and the list goes on. But what about as a cancer treatment? Published in Exercise and Disease: Prevention Through Training, Radak and his colleagues found that while there is accumulating evidence indicating that environmental factors like lifestyle … Read More

Headers have always been an integral and aesthetically pleasing part of soccer (or football if you’re not from the United States of America), but new research has found that the common action actually negatively affects the user’s brain. A team of researchers has recently discovered that a single session of heading practice results in temporary impairment in memory … Read More

Exercise is always a good thing. It has numerous benefits for both our physical health, such as reducing our risks for many diseases, and our mental health, such as helping to maintain positive self-esteem. However, whereas some people have a natural rapport with exercise, others are mortal enemies with it. Studies now suggest that our like or … Read More

Recently, there has been a lot of debate about exercise and pregnancy due to the rise of pregnant women staying active. When discussing this topic, many encourage women to maintain an active lifestyle while pregnant, while others criticize such women, suggesting they hurt their bodies and babies. Published in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Morris … Read More

Many who exercise outdoors prefer to do so for the fresh air, but in areas with high air pollution, many worry that that quality of air and exercise can be an unhealthy combination. Recent studies have demonstrated evidence that the long-term benefits of exercise outweighs the potentials risks of exercising in polluted areas. Air pollution is a … Read More

Throughout history, human beings have always held a certain fascination towards nature and her wonders. Now, scientists have linked this fascination to improved public health. A team of scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) recently held an Australia-based study to prove that people, in general, … Read More

In “First World” countries, adults spend the majority of their waking hours in sitting position. From driving to work in a car to eating lunch at a table, a huge portion of one’s day is spent sitting down in some form of a chair. Although sitting itself seems like a harmless action, sitting for prolonged period of time … Read More

Have you fallen into a rut with your exercise routine? Do you lack the motivation or desire to exercise when you once used to enjoy it? As it turns out, this feeling is something that many people experience at some point in their lives. This “exercise boredom” can lead to obesity as well as an … Read More

The menstrual period is a monthly event dreaded by women all over the world. Some experience menstrual pain so excruciating that it conflicts with other areas of life, so it is not surprising that many of us reach for the medicine cabinet to dull the agony and get on with our days. However, there is a more natural … Read More

One of the most common supplements for weightlifters is protein powder. Protein powder is extremely popular and touted for its ability to help muscles recover from the stress of a hard workout. Unfortunately, many people who buy protein powder do not reap its full benefits because they do not know how to properly take this … Read More

For those who have resolved to adopt a healthier lifestyle and be fitter for this new year, congratulations! You’ve just taken on a yearlong goal, and the next few months will not be easy. You’ll find as you’re undergoing a new diet or developing an exercise routine that it’s very tempting to skip a few … Read More

No one can say that exercise is bad for you. But the same is not always true for pills. Wait, what? Exercise and pills? What do they have to do with each other? For those of us who love being healthy yet hate any type of physical exertion, there might be a new solution: a pill that produces the … Read More

“Want to burn fat?” Whenever people hear those words, they think of long periods of cardiovascular exercise (cardio). However, for many people, they dread this style of exercise because it is very time-consuming and can get boring because of the repetitive motions often associated with cardio. If you are looking to burn fat while minimizing your … Read More

There’s often a lot of talk about the benefits of exercise in the media, but it can still be hard to find the proper motivation to exercise on a consistent basis. Well, here’s another reason to start moving your body: exercise has been shown to slow down the aging process! A recent study aggregated a large volume of … Read More

Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to form new connections throughout life. Learning new things can lead to the formation of new neural pathways, while weakening skills can indicate the degradation of previously existing pathways. Neurological disorders can be greatly affected by neuroplasticity, and increased neuroplasticity can lead to improvements in the conditions of people with … Read More

We have all heard the cliché: no pain, no gain. While this is true to a certain extent, it turns out that you can actually train more than is good for you when working out. This condition is referred to as overtraining syndrome (OTS). While many people know that working hard in the gym is important … Read More

Are you someone who enjoys moving your legs around all day? If yes, does that mean you have restless legs syndrome? Not quite, but it could be a sign. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move them. People with RLS often feel their legs throb, pull, … Read More

Exercise is important in people’s daily lives, as proven by the multitude of health blogs, nutrition magazines, P90X commercials, and online newspaper articles circulating in the media. However, with jobs, school, and overall busy lives, it’s important to ask a critical question before committing to a consistent fitness lifestyle: “How much exercise is enough so that I can … Read More

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”, is found naturally in small amounts in some foods, including fatty fishes. In an effort to make it more available to the public, it is also now added to dairy products, juices, and cereals. While many understand vitamin D to be essential for optimal bone health, the discovery of vitamin D … Read More

Ever feel back pain during the middle of the day? Ever lift something heavy and feel a tweak in your back? Are you in your fifties? Well, it’s possible that you may have a herniated disc! No fear, we have your back when it comes to understanding and preventing herniated discs. A herniated disc occurs when your spinal … Read More

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