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Music Can Boost Exercise Motivation Says Fresh Research

Even on Tough Days, Music Can Boost Exercise Motivation, Study Suggests

Mon Jul 19 2021 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The Health Benefits of Coffee

Drinking coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, melanoma and more

Wed Jun 16 2021 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Group Exercise May be Even Better For You Than Solo Workouts – here’s why

Group exercise is very popular: nearly 40% of regular exercisers participate

Tue Jun 15 2021 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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When Is The Best Time Of Day To Exercise For Metabolic Health?

Exercising in the evening may be more beneficial than in the a.m.

Sat Jun 05 2021 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Why You Might Not Really Need 8 Glasses of Water Per Day?

Exercising can increase your need to drink water, but don't overdo it.

Tue Jun 01 2021 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2021

Check it out to see what's new and different for the next 12 months. 

Thu Dec 31 2020 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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'Fat but fit' is a myth when it comes to heart health, new study shows

An active lifestyle can't cancel out the negative effects of excess body fat 

Sat Feb 13 2021 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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CDC Recommends Steps To Prevent COVID-19 Spread At Gyms

The recommendations include measures many gyms are now taking

Mon Mar 29 2021 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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I want to know if it is safe to go back to the gym?

5 Things to Remember When Returning to the Gym After COVID-19.

Tue Sep 01 2020 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Warming up isn’t optional, in fact it’s optimal

It was out of fashion for a while but we still believe that it's important 

Sun Jul 05 2020 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Should people wear a face mask during exercise?

What should clinicians advise? Should you do it? 

Mon Jun 29 2020 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Cardiovascular exercise & improved memory

A 47% increase in blood flow to regions associated with memory was noted

Wed Jun 03 2020 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The 15 Biggest Exercise Myths

Our busy lives get in the way, & misconceptions about exercise don’t make things any easier.

Tue May 19 2020 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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5 exercises to offset too much sitting

Maybe you're working from home or you're in forced isolation - don't let this current normal play havoc with your body

Tue May 19 2020 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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2020 worldwide survey of fitness trends

ACSM’s annual survey of worldwide fitness trends is now in its 14th year

Mon Dec 30 2019 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Why your brain needs exercise

Our evolutionary history explains why physical activity is important for brain health

Fri Dec 20 2019 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Yoga is good for the brain

Yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.

Thu Dec 12 2019 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Try these probiotic foods

Try these probiotic foods instead of Yakult for better gut health

Sun Sep 15 2019 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Exercise makes you happier than money!

Researchers at Yale and Oxford may say exercise is more important to your mental health than your economic status

Fri Aug 09 2019 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Ultra-processed food linked to early death

Scientists say chicken nuggets, ice cream & breakfast cereals can be to blame

Mon Jun 10 2019 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Yoga: why every guy should do it!

Here are 5 reasons you should sign up for that yoga class—and make it a regular part of your workout routine, too

Mon Mar 18 2019 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

Fibre - it's not the sexiest thing in the world but there are huge health benefits.

Wed Jan 16 2019 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Hot fitness trends for 2019! Choose the best for you

Fitness trends to think about this year

Mon Jan 07 2019 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Your brain on exercise

What creates such a dramatic improvement in mood, mental health and even memory following a workout?

Wed Oct 31 2018 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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What happens if you don’t exercise

Not exercising is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease a study reveals

Wed Oct 31 2018 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The link between nutrition & mental health

Watch Nikki Hart, nationally renown dietitian and nutritionist, discuss the mental benefits of good nutrition   

Tue Oct 09 2018 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Preventing muscle loss as we age

“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it.

Sat Sep 22 2018 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Beware bad fitness science

Watch your step: why the 10,000 daily goal is built on bad science

Wed Sep 05 2018 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Long-term health risks from the ketogenic diet

"No one should be doing the ketogenic diet," says top U.S. cardiologist

Tue Sep 04 2018 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Six to eight hours of sleep best for the heart

Sat Aug 25 2018 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Eat carbs moderately and live longer

Wed Aug 22 2018 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Water: do you drink enough?

Mon Jul 23 2018 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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These 5 habits literally add years to your life

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.

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Sun Jun 17 2018 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Study after study shows that meat as a protein source just isn’t that healthy. It’s far better to get that necessary protein from plants.

Mon Jul 16 2018 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Hot fitness tends for 2018

This annual survey of worldwide fitness trends is now in its 12th year and sees a shuffling of what's hot for this year and promotes Group Fitness towards the most popular! 

Thu Jan 04 2018 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

Thu Dec 14 2017 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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New study confirms that coconut oil is alarmingly high in saturated fat

Coconut oil, it turns out, is not the health food people think it is. “You can put it on your body, but don’t put it in your body.”

Wed Jul 19 2017 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Why weight training is ridiculously good for you

We now recognise it as a seminal part of general health and well-being at all ages

Tue Jul 11 2017 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging

Older women with low physical activity and 10 hours of daily sit time had even 'older' cells

Wed Mar 08 2017 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Hot fitness trends for 2017!

It's that time of the year again - let's see what's going to be coming our way this year! 

Fri Dec 30 2016 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The healthiest people in the world eat a lot of carbs

Japanese people are, as a whole, very healthy: the reason for Japan’s superior health? Their grain-heavy, high-carb diet.

Tue Nov 29 2016 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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How much protein do you actually need?

Incredibly effective marketing means Americans are eating a lot more protein than they actually need 

Thu Sep 08 2016 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

People go plant-based for lots of reasons - for inspiration, check out these benefits you can expect

Wed Apr 25 2018 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Fitness trackers reveal the damaging pitfalls of the modern approach to self-improvement

This technology can take a dark turn if it ends up enabling an unhealthy preoccupation with fitness and weight.

Tue Mar 15 2016 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Study: HIIT no more effective than steady-state cardio for new exercisers

A study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that HIIT is no more effective than steady-state cardio exercise for sedentary people new to exercise, and may actually turn these people off. 

Tue Feb 02 2016 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Why your muscles get less sore as you stick with your gym routine

The first time back to the gym after a long break usually results in sore muscles. Fortunately, the return trip a few days later--if it happens--is generally less painful.​

Sun Jan 10 2016 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The kid's healthy eating plate

A visual guide to encourage children to eat well and keep moving, created by nutrition experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Sat Jan 09 2016 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Check out what's in your future for 2016!

It's the New Year - so everyone is hyper-motivated to either start afresh or simply up their game. 

 

But for some of us it means taking a fresh look at what's available and trying something new. 

Wed Dec 30 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Many yoga poses can be safe even during late stages of pregnancy.

A new study, published recently in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, provides encouraging results that many yoga poses can be safe even during late stages of pregnancy.

 

Mon Dec 28 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Coffee might improve your endurance during exercise

Coffee, the world's favorite drug-infused drink, just got slightly more wonderful - if you are an athlete, that is.

Sat Dec 26 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Are kettlebells a good way to train?

They can offer a great bang for your buck when it comes to time spent exercising and quality of results 

Tue Dec 01 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Pregnancy workout tips

Stay safe whilst pregnant and continue to enjoy the benifits of staying active for you and your baby! 

Mon Nov 09 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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How important is water? More than we realise!

Digestive, skin, bladder and kidney problems, fatigue and headache are just some of the adverse effects from not drinking enough water. We need it as much as air we breathe in! It’s not a joke.

Sat Oct 31 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The power of synchronsied  movement

In a recent study, it was found that synchronising with others while dancing raised pain tolerance. It also encouraged people to feel closer to others. This is because when we watch someone else do the same thing at the same time as us, our brain ends up with a merged sense of us and them.

Mon Oct 26 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Yes or no. Is salt ok for you?

The science on salt is polarized, a study finds slightly more than half of papers support the idea that salt is bad for your health 

Mon Aug 17 2015 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Kettlebells kick butt

Because there are so many fitness fads out there it's often very hard to know which are really effective and those which are not. 

Wed Jul 22 2015 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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A study was undertaken to understand the factors that positively influence older women to exercise

As older people are less likely to be active, it is important for practitioners and health professionals to understand what stops people who are less active from joining and sticking to long-term exercise plans.

 

Wed May 06 2015 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Choosing the right shoes

You've got so many choices - but how do you get the right shoe for you?

Sun Mar 15 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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How much sugar is enough?

World Health Organisation recommends adults should have no more than six teaspoons of sugar a day​

Wed Mar 04 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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What should you eat post-workout?

Here are six rules to follow, and how to prevent overdoing it, which can cancel out the weight-loss benefits of breaking a sweat

Sat Jan 31 2015 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Do fitness trackers work?

Wearable fitness monitoring has become a $1.15-billion industry

Tue Dec 30 2014 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Do you really need sports drinks?

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Wed Dec 31 2014 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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