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Does It Matter What
You Eat After Exercise?

January 29, 2010 | Fitness
Many of the health benefits of aerobic exercise are due to the most recent exercise session (rather than weeks, months and even years of exercise training), and the nature of these benefits can be greatly affected by the food we eat afterwards, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.


Have Trouble Sleeping? Try Sleep Yoga
January 29, 2010 | Fitness
People suffering from insomnia can move over sleeping pills and instead try sleep-time yoga, experts suggest.


Pomegranate Oil-Seaweed Mix
May Help You Lose 10 Pounds

January 25, 2010 | YourWeight
A blend of pomegranate oil and brown seaweed extract may produce weight loss of about five kilos, as well as improvements in liver health, says new study.


Unlock Your Energy Through Yoga
January 25, 2010 | Fitness
When we say 'yoga', for many of you it might mean some impossible physical postures. Yoga means to be in perfect tune.


Jogging Boosts Brain Power
January 20, 2010 | Fitness
Jogging a couple of days a week can significantly improve memory, say researchers. The study led by Cambridge University showed that running triggered the growth of hundreds of thousands of new brain cells in a region that is linked to the formation and recollection of memories.


Optimize Your Fitness By Being
Creative And Making Exercise Fun

January 18, 2010 | Fitness
Exercise does wonders for our mood, boosts our energy levels, and has a myriad of benefits to the heart. Yet, we give up working out at the drop of a hat, sometimes when it gets all too boring.


Can Yoga Prevent A Cytokine Storm?
January 15, 2010 | Fitness
Regularly practicing yoga exercises may lower a number of compounds in the blood and reduce the level of inflammation that normally rises because of both normal aging and stress, a new study has shown.


Is Barefoot Running Superior
To Running With Athletic Shoes?

January 14, 2010 | Fitness
Running shoes, decked out with the latest cushioning, motion control and arch support technologies, may not be as beneficial to your feet and joints as you might think.


Exercise In Old Age Helps Thinking
January 14, 2010 | Fitness
In a study carried out by University of Washington School of Medicine a group of men and women with mild memory problem aged around 70 were assigned to have one hour of high intensity exercise with a trainer four days a week for six months while the others just carried out gentle stretching.


Formula For Perfect
Hourglass Figure Revealed

January 14, 2010 | Fitness
Want perfect curves like those of Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren? Well, researchers have now calculated a formula for the perfect hourglass figure that can help you set your target.


Exercising In Groups More Beneficial
January 11, 2010 | Fitness
New research conducted by University of Oxford's Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology suggests that exercising in a group can be more healthy than working out alone.


Why Are You Not Seeing Results
From Your Abdominal Program?

January 8, 2010 | Fitness
Your abs are an extension of the entire region that makes up all the core muscles. If you are not seeing results with your ab program, part of it may be diet, lack of sufficient cardiovascular activity or your rep count.


The Importance of Daily Energy Requirement And Metabolic Rates For Weight Loss
January 8, 2010 | Fitness
Both in theory and practice, weight loss can be as easy as following simple physical principles. You must not ingest more calories than you expend in order to maintain or reduce your body mass. As simple as this sounds, it is our sedentary society, work environments, poor nutrition and lack of exercise that makes this simple physical principle an extremely difficult and painful process for many.


Do You Burn More Fat
In Cold or Hot Weather?

January 8, 2010 | Fitness
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the combination of exercise and cold exposure does not act synergistically to enhance metabolism of fats, according to a study published in 1991 in the journal Sports Medicine.


It May Be Time To Rethink
Music While You Workout

January 7, 2010 | Fitness
If you've been among those enjoying a fitness centre, which features loud music as you pump iron everyday, perhaps it's time for a rethink.


Waist-Hip and Waist-to-Height Ratios
Are Significant Health Indicators

January 5, 2010 | YourWeight
Checking a person's waist-hip and waist-to-height ratio is a more significant indicator of health than the standard Body Mass Index (BMI).



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