Tag: fitness

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Not Wrong

Indeed, weight is an imperfect metric of health. But to suggest it’s always and completely irrelevant to health is overstating things. (iStockPhoto) Last week, HuffPost published a story called “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong.” In it, the author, Michael Hobbes, weaves science and people’s stories together to challenge popular perceptions about obesity. He

The 6 Best Yoga Poses for Golfers

Yoga poses like side stretch can help you swing to your full potential, pain-free. (Getty Images) Every time I golf without stretching, I play at least five strokes worse. There’s good reason for that: In golf, every detail matters. If your form is slightly off, it can make the difference between an enjoyable day on

Exploring Fitness Workshops & Fairs

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 — One of the more popular fitness trends are education programs designed for consumers. Fitness buffs and weekend warriors alike can explore new ideas and techniques, and learn from professionals in various fields. These programs take many forms. More and more communities now stage health and fitness events, such as fairs,

Muscular men prefer an unequal society

Men with large upper-bodies have a tendency to favour inequality in society and a limited redistribution of resources. This is the conclusion drawn by Professor Michael Bang Petersen and Associate Professor Lasse Laustsen from the Department of Political Science in a study published in the journal, Political Psychology. “The results challenge the belief that our

The quality of protein supplements for athletes

Powdered protein supplements are one of the most commonly consumed nutritional supplements, whether by professional athletes or amateurs, even by those who use them for aesthetic purposes instead of sporting ones. This study, led by a researcher from the Area of Human Motility and Sporting Performance at the University of Seville, has analysed the quality

Low fitness may indicate poor arterial health in adolescents

A recent Finnish study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä showed that adolescents with better aerobic fitness have more compliant arteries than their lower fit peers do. The study also suggests that a higher anaerobic threshold is linked to better arterial health. The results were published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. Arterial stiffness

Communication among organs, tissues regulating body’s energy revealed: First-ever ‘atlas’ of circadian metabolism shows how disruptions may lead to disease

An international research team led by the University of California, Irvine has identified a system of communication networks that exists among organs and tissues that regulate metabolism. Findings from their study provide, for the first time, a detailed “atlas” illustrating how the body creates and uses energy, and how imbalances in the networks may impact

Air pollution and genetics can worsen asthma symptoms

A recent research has found that genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution. The research team also found that asthma patients that lack this genetic profile do not have

Male and female tennis players decline at same rate

The physical abilities of male and female tennis stars decline at the same rate as they age, new research shows. Men and women are known to have different patterns of ageing — so University of Exeter scientists were surprised to find “similar patterns of decline” among tennis professionals. Using data on first-serve speed and accuracy

Stabilizing dysferlin-deficient muscle cell membrane improves muscle function: In experimental model of LGMD2B, vamorolone improves and prednisolone worsens myofiber repair

Healthy muscle cells rely on the protein dysferlin to properly repair the sarcolemmal membrane, a thin specialized membrane that serves a vital role in ensuring that muscle fibers are strong enough and have the necessary resources to contract. Mutations in the DYSF gene that produces this essential protein causes limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B

9 old age health problems that can strike young people

There are diseases or problems we tend to associate with older people but unfortunately, they can happen at any time. Here’s what to be aware of… Arthritis It’s a common misconception that arthritis is an old person’s disease. While osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear, and therefore most common among those over 65, rheumatoid

How Owning A Dog Can Help You Stay Healthy

Owning pooches can help people stay healthy. Several studies have concluded that there are many health benefits to owning a dog, particularly since pets now play a more significant role in their families’ lives. Recent studies have found a correlation between pets and the physical health of their owners. A study conducted by researchers at

Wind technology advancements continue to drive down wind energy prices: Key findings indicate wind energy prices at all-time lows as wind turbines grow larger

Wind energy pricing remains attractive, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). At an average of around 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), prices offered by newly built wind projects in the United States are being driven lower by technology advancements and