Tag: fitness

The brain consumes half of a child’s energy — and that could matter for weight gain: New paper proposes that variation in brain energy expenditure during childhood could be linked to obesity risk

Weight gain occurs when an individual’s energy intake exceeds their energy expenditure — in other words, when calories in exceed calories out. What is less well understood is the fact that, on average, nearly half of the body’s energy is used by the brain during early childhood. In a new paper published in the journal

Exercise: Psych patients’ new primary prescription

When it comes to inpatient treatment of a range of mental health and mood disorders — from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, suicidality and acute psychotic episodes — a new study advocates for exercise, rather than psychotropic medications, as the primary prescription and method of intervention. Findings from the study reveal that physical exercise is

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

Mental well-being predicts leisure time physical activity in midlife: Different exercise activities are related to the different dimensions of well-being in midlife

Men and women with high mental well-being at the age of 42 were more physically active at the age of 50 compared to those who got lower scores in mental well-being at age 42. Different exercise activities are related to the different dimensions of well-being in midlife. Mental well-being was investigated through three dimensions: emotional,

It’s OK to indulge once in a while, study suggests: The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating: Body focuses on removing glucose to preserve insulin sensitivity in short-term overeating bout

Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and

More than a strip of paint needed to keep cyclists safe

On-road marked bicycle lanes are not the optimal solution to keeping cyclists safe, new research by Monash University has found. Research published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention today (Thursday 11 April 2019) shows that marked on-road bicycle lanes and parked cars reduce the distance that motorists provide when passing cyclists. In the largest

The Workout Routine Behind Khloe Kardashian’s 18kg Slim Down

As Khloe Kardashian is getting ready to celebrate her daughter True Thompson’s first birthday on April 12th she is reflecting on the tumultuous events of the last year – from the Tristan Thomspon cheating scandal to her most recent social media feud with Jameela Jamil. Notwithstanding all that drama, Khloe has had one constant in her life, her commitment to working out

How to burn 150 calories in 45 minutes WITHOUT breaking a sweat

FLY LDN also offers a traditional Barre class that draws on pilates, yoga and dance to build core strength and improve balance posture and flexibility. These classes utilise bodyweight, light weights, balls, resistance bands and the bar for intensity, variety and ultimate progression. Whatever your shape, gender, fitness level or individual goal, FLY LDN’s ultimate

Elucidation of structural property in Li-ion batteries that deliver ultra-fast charging: Improving Li-ion batteries by coating their cathode with BaTiO3 nanodots

Scientists at Tokyo Tech and Okayama University found a way of greatly improving the performance of LiCoO2 cathodes in Li-ion batteries by decorating them with BaTiO3 nanodots. Most importantly, they elucidated the mechanism behind the measured results, concluding that the BaTiO3 nanodots create a special interface through which Li ions can circulate easily, even at

Bedtime protein for bigger gains? Here’s the scoop

Drinking a casein shake just before overnight sleep increases gains in muscle mass and strength in response to resistance exercise. But to date, no study has directly addressed whether this effect is due to increased total protein intake only, or if a bedtime beverage is better. According to a review published in Frontiers in Nutrition,

The Right Way To Carb-Load To Fuel Your Workouts

Should I eat carbs? The answer to this question is most definitely yes. This doesn’t mean you need to overdo it, of course – balance is still key. Eating a massive bowl of pasta just because you have a match the next day can be excessive. Rather than giving you energy, this is more likely

Physical activity as a preventive strategy against depression: Genetic data suggests physical activity can protect against the risk of depression

While many studies have found associations between greater levels of physical activity and lower rates of depression, a key question has remained — does physical activity actually reduce the risk of depression or does depression lead to reduced physical activity? Now a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has used a novel research