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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Busting the Myth that Exercise Helps You Lose Weight

Busting the myth that exercise alone is responsible for weight loss. For those looking to get fit and lose weight, exercise has tremendous overall health benefits, but what you eat is the biggest single determiner for body weight. Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight

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Exercising Today for the Health Benefits of Tomorrow

As the American College of Sports Medicine promotes, exercise is medicine. Exercising for health can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and certain types of cancers. It has also been linked to a delay in cognitive decline along with other health benefits for the body. Exercising today will provide you with health […]

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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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Exercise and Cognitive Function in Children

Exercise is important for children, especially with the growing rates of childhood obesity. This study looked at cognition and exercise in children and found that children who undertook motor specific exercise had better cognitive function (working memory) than those children who just did cardiovascular exercise. Motor skills based exercise and children

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An Evidence Based Approach To Shoulder Injuries

Below is a copy of the article Dr. Shannon co authored with Dr Kelly. EvidenceBasedApproachToShoulderInjuries

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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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Sit to Stand Desks

There is a wealth of data showing the negative impacts sitting for extended periods has on the body. With increased risks of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and certain types of cancer. This data helped spawned the sit to stand desk movement. The evidence is becoming clear on why we should stand during office […]

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