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Regular physical activity is vital to maintaining good health and preventing disease, but deciding where to focus your exercise efforts can be difficult as the options are endless. It's easy to become overwhelmed with the growing list of workout trends. It's also common...

source: By Natalie Thomas
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New research suggests that activation of a chemical called Beta-LGND2 by the estrogen receptor Beta (ER-Beta) reduces obesity and metabolic diseases in mice by converting bad fat (white fat) to good fat (brown fat). This is significant...

source: The FASEB Journal via ScienceDaily

Virtual Reality can get the elderly in nursing homes to be happier about exercising. A new research project shows that the technology motivates older people in nursing homes to get moving. One of the major problems in nursing homes is that many older people do not move...

source: Aalborg University via ScienceDaily

If you had just one piece of health advice for people in their 20s, what would it be? That's the question we posed to a number of experts in nutrition, obesity, cardiology and other health disciplines. While most 20-year-olds don't worry much about their health, studies...

source: The New York Times

In May, we launched Take Center Stage in the U.K. — a new concept in open auditions that's designed to attract indoor cycling instructors and coaches and recruit them into a U.K.-wide talent development program. It was important for us to define at the outset what...

source: Health Club Management

Stress has the effect of reducing the benefits of eating healthier fats, as a study identifies its impact and links to diet and inflammation. Some women who reported feeling stressed before eating a healthy meal did not experience the...


Researchers claim to have identified for the first time the mechanism that regulates fluid intake and stops over-drinking, leading them to challenge the notion that people should drink eight glasses of water a day for good health.



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