Intense Workouts May Be Detrimental to Mental Health and Memory

A new study from researchers at Dartmouth College found that when it comes to intense gym workouts and mental health, less may be more. Participants in the study who exercised at a low intensity performed better at some memory tasks than those who worked out intensely. And men and women who performed intense workouts, as … Read more

You can outrun your bad genes and live longer: study

You can outrun your bad genes and live longer: study

Turns out you can outrun your bad genes. Exercise can triumph over genetics even if you’re not predisposed to longevity, wearing out the age-old excuse that bad genes are to blame for shorter lifespans, new research from the University of California San Diego suggests. While certain individuals are genetically predisposed to live longer than others, … Read more

How to Train Your Brain to Prevent Dementia

Athletes train to improve their performance. Professionals train to achieve success in their chosen fields. Now researchers are investigating ways we can train our brains to stave off dementia. This timely piece of research is important because the number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease is rising as baby boomers age. There are 6.5 million Americans … Read more

How To Tell The Difference Between Soreness And Injury After A Workout

How To Tell The Difference Between Soreness And Injury After A Workout

Muscle soreness after a tough workout is your body’s natural reaction to exercise. In fact, “a little bit of inflammation is part of how the body signals that it’s going to rebuild,” said Aimee Layton, an assistant professor of applied physiology at Columbia University and a member of the Peloton Health and Wellness Advisory Council. … Read more

Here’s How Many Minutes Of Exercise Per Week Could Help Extend Your Life

Here's How Many Minutes Of Exercise Per Week Could Help Extend Your Life

It’s well-known that consistent exercise is good for you, and a new study published in Circulation ― the American Heart Association’s scientific journal ― underscores this notion. The study of 116,221 adults found that people who went above and beyond the minimum guidelines for moderate or vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of premature … Read more

Can’t lose weight by dieting alone? Researchers have bad news for you

Can't lose weight by dieting alone?  Researchers have bad news for you

For those who starve themselves to cut calories but still don’t see results — you’re not alone. Researchers at the University of Ottowa have identified a separate group of obese people who are especially resistant to losing weight through dietary changes alone, according to a report published on Wednesday in The Lancet’s eBioMedicine journal. The … Read more

16 Easy Exercises That Can Improve Your Posture

16 Easy Exercises That Can Improve Your Posture

Have you been slacking in the posture department? Thanks to our smartphones, iPads and more, many of us spend our days with our necks craning down to stare at our devices. Working from home has also created complications, affectionately referred to by experts as “pandemic posture.” Fixing your posture can not only relieve back or … Read more

Here’s How to Work Out Muscle Knots, According to an Exercise Physiologist

Here's How to Work Out Muscle Knots, According to an Exercise Physiologist

Imagine you’ve just completed a tough upper-body workout. Your muscles feel a bit tired, but all in all, you’re able to go about the rest of your day just fine. The next morning, you wake up and realize the back of your shoulder blade feels stiff. When you rub your shoulder muscles, it feels like … Read more