Category: Fitness

Exercise is Not Likely to Be Your Ticket to the Weight-Loss Express

Exercise is Not Likely to Be Your Ticket to the Weight-Loss Express

Among the most commonly held misconceptions about obesity, perhaps none does more harm than the notion that exercise is responsible for the lion’s share of weight management. Sure, it’s true that exercise does burn calories, and yes, if you burn more calories you ought to lose weight. But unfortunately, it’s just not that simple. To put exercise into some perspective, […]

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Preventing Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress With Watercress

Preventing Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress With Watercress

Those eating a more plant-based diet may naturally have an enhanced antioxidant defense system to counter the DNA damage caused by free radicals produced by high-intensity exercise. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Reducing Muscle Soreness With Berries

Reducing Muscle Soreness With Berries

  Anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in berries may explain why cherries can speed recovery after a marathon by reducing muscle pain in long-distance runners. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/reducing-muscle-soreness-with-berries/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Reducing Muscle Fatigue With Citrus

Reducing Muscle Fatigue With Citrus

Daily citrus fruit consumption during athletic training may reduce muscle fatigue, as evidenced by lower blood lactate concentrations. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Exercise Not Helpful for Weight Loss

Exercise Not Helpful for Weight Loss

Exercise can provide many health benefits (such as muscle tone and bone density), but weight loss is not necessarily one of the benefits, according to a recent study published in Population Health Metrics. Researchers found that obesity levels have risen over the past decade despite an increase in physical activity in the U.S. population. Nine years of data from two […]

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The Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds for Strength Training

The Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds for Strength Training

According to a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, the spice fenugreek appears to significantly improve muscle strength and weight lifting power output while possessing anti-cancer properties in vitro. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/04/23/increasing-muscle-strength-with-fenugreek/ Related article: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/side-effect-of-fenugreek-consumption/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Matthew McConaughey Launches Active-Inspired Sportswear Collection

Actor and philanthropist Matthew McConaughey has partnered with Canadian-based apparel manufacturer Grand National Apparel to announce the launch of JKL (jklbrand.com), an active-inspired sportswear collection derived from McConaughey’s active lifestyle and philosophy of life. A portion of sales will support the just keep livin Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by McConaughey, which implements after-school fitness and wellness programs, in inner-city […]

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Exercise Does Not Determine Children’s Body Weight

Exercise Does Not Determine Children’s Body Weight

Physical activity does not influence preschoolers’ weight, according to a new study from Germany. Researchers analyzed data from 92 children aged 3 to 6 years old for an average of seven consecutive days and found that exercise played no role in overweight or obesity status of children. The study found that socioeconomic status did influence weight status. The study confirms […]

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Mike Fremont, 91 Year Old Vegan, Finishes Knoxville Half Marathon in 3:04

Mike Fremont, 91 Year Old Vegan, Finishes Knoxville Half Marathon in 3:04

His time is single-age world record—for now, he notes. You know that dream, the one where you’re running and racing into your twilight years? Mike Fremont offers proof of its possibility. The 91-year-old Cincinnati resident finished the Knoxville Half Marathon this weekend in 3:03:56. Runner’s World chief running officer Bart Yasso summed up his feat best via Twitter: “Wow, this […]

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Standing Up for Your Health

Standing Up for Your Health

A few months ago the New York Times ran a piece reiterating the hazards of prolonged sitting, which is associated with a shorter lifespan–even in those who exercise regularly. Our bodies were built to move. Standing and treadmill desks are two potential solutions for office workers. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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