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Cycling in middle age can reduce diabetes chances by 20%, shows a new study. Those who started cycling regularly in their 50s and 60s had a lower risk than non cyclists and this risk decreased even further the more they cycled each week.
Reduce diabetes – University of Denmark study
Martin Rasmussun from The University of Southern Denmark, who published the study, said that
“even when entering elderly age, it is not too late to take up cycling to lower one’s risk of … More
You may have heard people talk about a rotator cuff injury and rehabilitation; it’s one of the most common injuries to the shoulder for in both sport and everyday life. Here’s a look at what the rotator cuff actually is, how it works, how it gets injured and how to do a successful rehabilitation.
What is the rotator cuff?
The definition of the rotator cuff is “A tough sheath of tendons and ligaments that supports the arm at the shoulder joint”. The shoulder … More
A new review of studies shows that being skinny fat (thin in appearance, but fat on the in side) is more damaging for heath than being overweight. Exercising alone may not help you to lose weight – a combination of healthy eating, correct exercise and creation of an energy deficit is needed for that – but exercise will not only make you fitter but also your insides too.
Exercise removes internal skinny fat
Structured exercise for just two months cuts visceral fat … More
Many studies have shown that listening to music improves performance and enjoyment levels. Using music in a workout is not only a chance for “you” time but also a chance to listen to music that you might not have time for in a hectic day. It can also help you to get through more and push harder, as well as preventing standing and gossiping! So here are our best bluetooth earphones for sport 2016.
Wires work well, but can tug … More
Patients who have been diagnosed with cancer should be advised to lose weight and begin an exercise regime immediately to double their chances of survival, world experts have said.
Dozens of studies presented to the American Society of Clinical Oncology at their conference in Chicago over the weekend showed that patients who were a healthy weight were 50% more likely to survive as those who were obese. Weight loss and exercise were not just shown to be key in cancer prevention, but … More
It’s a long running debate (excuse the pun), and one which can often come down to personal preference, but who’s the winner in the running outside vs treadmill running contest?
The first thing to consider is energy; or rather, which one requires more and so will get you fitter more quickly? In the running outside vs treadmill running debate the outdoors running camp claim that running outside burns more energy. One of the main factors here is wind resistance – which you don’t … More
More people than ever (and their children) seem to have allergies or intolerances, from hay fever to gluten to lactose intolerance. But what is lactose intolerance and how many people actually have it?
Lactose is a natural sugar that occurs in milk. Along with fats, protein, vitamins and minerals, it makes up everything that a baby needs to thrive in the early stages of life. However, in recent times dairy has been the victim of some bad press, from making us … More
How to avoid blisters? It’s easy and cheap. Blisters can be very frustrating. Your body is ready to train hard, you’re all set mentally, but your heel blisters mean that its just to painful to do anything. There are lots of different blister remedies in the market, quite often these are costly too, certainly in the long term.
Back by popular demand it’s our spring plank contest. It’s the great levelling exercise, where someone young can be out done by someone much older, where traditional fitness is less of an advantage.
The plank is a static, holding or isometric exercise where you hold yourself in a straight line propped only by your elbows and toes. It works not just the traditional muscles of the abdominal wall that you would exercise in crunches, but the whole of your core, from … More
Is butter healthy, asked a new study released in the US this week? Butter and other saturated fats may not be as bad for us as previously thought; in fact, swapping them for unsaturated fats like olive oil and other plant oils may actually lead to an increase in life expectancy.
These are the surprising findings of a new study in the US that has re-analysed the data from a trial that was conducted 50 years ago, the results of which … More