Exercise at work to improve productivity

We know that physical activity helps to mitigate the risks of developing preventable diseases like cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes etc associated with a sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity. It is also known that exercise helps to improve memory and cognition. A recent small scale study showed that by engaging in regular exercise at work people […]

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The truth about HIIT

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is hugely popular in the exercise world at the moment, leading to an explosion of “HIIT” style group classes and work outs. Unfortunately though, many of these classes and work outs are not actually HIIT programs as used in the research literature. Therefore the results individuals achieve won’t be inline […]

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How training your uninjured limb helps your injured limb

Winter time usually means the time for contact sports and activities like skiing and snowboarding, which inevitably leads to injuries. When injuries occur, most often we are advised to rest. In this article it shows that training the uninjured limb can aid in maintaining the size and strength of the injured limb. How training your […]

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How Dehydration Influences Your Performance

It is often something that is overlooked or dismissed during endurance or intense physical activity, but hydration is incredibly important to performance and good health. As a general rule, for low to moderate exercise under 60 minutes water is sufficient to keep the body hydrated. For exercise over 60 minutes, electrolyte replacement is required. Having […]

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More Work and Less Rest Means More Calories Burned

For those who are time poor and struggle to make it into the gym. Recent research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine AGM, shows you can burn 346 calories in 13 minutes. Spending less time resting and more time working out, with lighter weights is the key. This Workout Can Burn 346 Calories […]

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Fueling your body for optimal performance and recovery

What you eat and drink pre and post workout are vitally important for performance optimization and recovery. This article provides an overview of the types of fuels and amounts needed to help fuel your body for optimal performance and recovery. Fueling your body for optimal performance.  

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Do heavier running shoes effect running times?

This research paper looks at quantifying the effects heavier shoes has on running times. Blinded to the runners, the researchers placed lead weights into runners shoes (normal shoe weight, normal shoe weight +100gm and normal shoe weight +300gm) and then had them run on a treadmill and perform a 3km time trial. The data shows […]

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Does Yoga Count For Enough Daily Physical Activity?

Yoga is a popular fitness past time for many. This research looked at the physical intensity of different yoga poses and classes and compared it to the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and AHA (American Heart Association) guidelines for recommended physical activity. Yoga is predominantly deemed light intensity activity, which falls short of the […]

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How To Choose A Good Personal Trainer

Personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches play an important role in keeping people fit, healthy and on track with their rehabilitation. Choosing a personal trainer or coach can be difficult. This is a great article which highlights some qualities to look for and those qualities you should avoid. How To Choose A Good Personal […]

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Strength Training Helps Older Adults Live Longer

This is the first large scale study from Penn State which shows older adults who strength train twice a week, are 41% less likely to die from any cause compared to those who don’t undertake strength training. Strength Training Helps Older Adults Live Longer

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