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The 6 Biggest Myths About Pilates, Busted By An Expert

Is pilates good for quick weight loss? Are pilates and yoga the same thing? Do you need to be super flexible? There’s no doubt about it: Pilates is one of the most dynamic and beneficial exercises you can do to move your body. And the best part is, you can do it throughout many different […]

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How Exercise In Old Age Prevents The Immune System From Declining

Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say. They followed 125 long-distance cyclists, some now in their 80s, and found they had the immune systems of 20-year-olds. Prof Norman Lazarus, 82, of King’s College London, who took part in and co-authored the […]

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What’s The Ultimate Way To Defy Depression, Disease And Early Death? Exercise

As a new report reveals the mental health benefits of just an hour’s physical activity a week, it seems there is nothing a workout can’t cure. Here is why we should all sit less and move more. Are you sitting comfortably? Bad idea. Stand up and walk around the house. Leave your desk and jog […]

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How Pilates Could Help Relieve Your Sports Injury

The exercise technique that could get you back on track after an injury. When you’ve suffered the setback of a sporting injury, taking up pilates might not seem like the obvious next step. But there’s more to the popular fitness technique than toning up women’s pelvic floor muscles – and an increasing number of physical […]

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There’s Even More Evidence That One Type of Exercise Is The Closest Thing To A Miracle Drug That We Have.

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain age-related cognitive decline? Get moving. A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time […]

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Strong Body Of Evidence Supports Strength Training For Seniors

Australian researchers have found more evidence to suggest that improving muscle strength can improve brain function, and possibly prevent the onset of dementia. Their research, carried out by the University of Sydney for the Study of Mental and Resistance Training (SMART) trial, showed for the first time a positive link between progressive resistance training and […]

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Running For Your Back

It’s previously been thought that the discs in your spine don’t respond well to physical activity. But new Australian research suggests otherwise. It shows that any physical activity is good for your spine. Transcript of interview by Dr Norman Swan, Health Report, ABC News of Associate Professor Daniel Belavy, The Institute for Physical Activity and […]

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Eat Like A Pro: Eight Foods To Help Improve Your Athletic Performance

AS Monaco’s team dietitian Tara Ostrowe is tasked with choosing the right foods at the right time to help maximize the physical potential of each footballer at the club. AS Monaco has been the surprise package of Europe this season, blowing away its rivals to reach the Champions League semifinals and sitting on the brink […]

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Prevent ACL Injuries By Jumping And Landing Properly

If you have been unlucky enough to have suffered a sprain of your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), then you know how painful and debilitating this injury can be. A tear of your ACL can prevent you from fully participating in sports, and you may require surgery to help repair your ACL. After an ACL injury, […]

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8 Simple Ways to Avoid New Year’s Resolution-Induced Injury

As the hangovers clear on yet another festive season, I thought that I would get in early and write a blog on New Year’s resolutions. Specifically, how best reduce the risk of injury upon resuming exercise after a prolonged period of time away from exercise. The reason behind this is very simple: Without fail, each […]

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