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The 4 pillars of fitness

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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Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of overweight and obesity and previous studies have demonstrated that healthy participants who are sleep deprived eat more, make unfavorable food choices and crave...

source: Uppsala Universitet via ScienceDaily

Resistance-based interval exercise helps improve endothelial function — including blood flow and blood vessel dilation — both in older adults with Type 2 diabetes and in age-matched nonexercisers and regular exercisers,...

source: American Physiological Society via ScienceDaily

The World Health Organization said that 92 percent of people breathe what it classifies as unhealthy air, in another sign that atmospheric pollution is a significant threat to global public health. A new report, the W.H.O.'s most comprehensive analysis so far of outdoor...

source: The New York Times

The beginning of a new school year has coincided with an influx of people going to use the gym, according to a study conducted by Fitness First. After the New Year, September has been recognized for being the "second peak for resetting healthy habits," with internet searches...

source: Health Club Management

Researchers have found physical activity is associated with a significantly lower risk of suspected bacterial infections. Bacterial infections can be life threatening. Fears of the development of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections has generated a great deal of interest...

source: Emax Health

Elderly adults who regularly exercise are less likely to suffer a disability — and if they do, they tend to recover faster, a new clinical trial finds. Researchers found that when they got sedentary older adults into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering...

source: HealthDay News via WebMD

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