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Fitness takes hard work to gain, but how fast does it fade?

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By: abc.net.au Use it or lose it. It may well be something you’ve heard a million times before. But when it comes to your fitness, it’s well worth remembering. If instant gratification is your thing, exercise can be a drag. It’s not something you do once, then sit back and reap a lifetime of rewards. Those rewards only come with …

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How Exercise Heals

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By: Susan Gaines, experiencelife.com Regular physical activity can help us recover more quickly, heal more easily, and get an edge over all kinds of disease and injury. In fact, exercise my just be nature’s best medicine. Want a stronger heart, a more alert mind and a better sex life? Would you like to be better equipped to combat cancer and …

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New studies find that exercising at different times of the day brings different benefits

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By: thenewdaily.com.au Three new studies find exercising at particular times of the day can suppress hunger, and have positive effects on cognitive performance, metabolism and energy expenditure. They add further to the idea that exercise can be tailored to the clock to attain specific results. Research from the University of Copenhagen finds that the circadian clock – the mechanism that governs …

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Physical Activity and Longevity: Which Sport Is Best?

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By: Medscape.com, Tom G. Bartol, MN, NP Are All Physical Activities Equally Beneficial? Physical activity is good for health, but does it matter which activity a person engages in? New evidence suggests that it does, and we have a winner. Investigators analyzed data from the long-term Copenhagen City Heart Study.This prospective population cohort study, initiated in 1976, followed 8577 white …

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Increased muscle mass improves response to cancer treatment

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By: oncologynews.com.au As far back as Ancient Greece, a sculptured physique has been heralded as the pinnacle of physical perfection. But now, researchers from Japan have found that increased muscle mass doesn’t just make you look good, it could literally save your life. In a study published in Scientific Reports, researchers from Osaka University have revealed that sarcopenia, or the loss …

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IS RESISTANCE TRAINING BETTER THAN AEROBIC EXERCISE FOR IMPROVING BODY COMPOSITION?

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By: fitgreystrong.com It is often assumed that the best type of exercise – for treating obesity and therefore reducing current widespread levels of societal adiposity – is to preferentially increase aerobic or cardiorespiratory physical activity rather than resistance exercise or training. This assumption is based on the premise that aerobic-based exercise substantially increases total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) compared to …

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Being Fit May Be as Good for You as Not Smoking

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By Gretchen Reynolds from NY Times Being in shape may be as important to a long life as not smoking, according to an interesting new study of the links between fitness and mortality. The study also explores whether there is any ceiling to the benefits of fitness — whether, in essence, you can exercise too much. The answer, it found, is …

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This Is the Secret Benefit of Exercising Outdoors in the Summer

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By Diana Bruk If you work out in hot weather, science says you’ll burn more fat and build more muscle than if you did the same routine at cooler temperatures. Thanks to a recent study, we know that people burn more calories when they exercise in the cold than in comfortable temperatures, due to a process called thermogenesis, a metabolic activity that burns …

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Why Exercise Is So Important For Men’s Mental Health

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By: exerciseright.com.au It’s an incredibly terrible fact to know that suicide is in the top ten causes for death among Australian men, and it’s a statistic that shows no sign of slowing. We all know that exercise is good for our bodies, but do we actually take the time to think about how physical exercise can make us feel stronger mentally. …