Potential Cardiotoxic Effects For Intense Exercise

There is growing evidence that high levels of intense exercise may be cardiotoxic and promote permanent structural changes in the heart, which can, in some individuals, predispose them to experience abnormal heart rhythms. A review published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology explores current controversies and makes the case for…Continue readingPotential Cardiotoxic Effects For Intense Exercise

Meditation Plus Aerobic Exercise Helps Reduce Depression

A new study has found that the mind-body combination of meditation and aerobic exercise, done twice a week for only two months, reduced the depression symptoms for a group of students by 40 percent. Says Brandon Alderman, lead author of the research study: “We are excited by the findings because…Continue readingMeditation Plus Aerobic Exercise Helps Reduce Depression

Sustained Aerobic Exercise Increases Adult Neurogenesis In The Brain

It may be possible to increase the neuron reserve of the hippocampus – and thus improve preconditions for learning – by promoting neurogenesis via sustained aerobic exercise such as running. Aerobic exercise, such as running, has positive effects on brain structure and function, for example, the generation of neurons (neurogenesis)…Continue readingSustained Aerobic Exercise Increases Adult Neurogenesis In The Brain

Coffee May Improve Athletic Endurance Performance

The caffeine in a morning cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new University of Georgia review study. Author Simon Higgins, a third-year doctoral student in kinesiology, reviewed more than 600 scholarly articles and screened them for those that focused only on caffeinated-coffee conditions, measured the…Continue readingCoffee May Improve Athletic Endurance Performance

Why You Should Start Walking For Health and Fitness

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.” ― Ellen DeGeneres I laugh whenever I hear that line. For some reason, it also always makes me reflect on how compartmentalized our busy modern lives…Continue readingWhy You Should Start Walking For Health and Fitness

Tabata Workouts Guide for Beginners

Tabata workouts might sound tempting if you like the idea of getting fit in four minutes. Find out what’s behind the amazing claims surrounding these exercises and whether they’ll work for you. Tabata is the brainchild of Dr. Izumi Tabata, who trained Japan’s speed skating team back in the 1990’s.…Continue readingTabata Workouts Guide for Beginners

Food vs. Exercise: What Makes The Biggest Difference In Weight Loss?

Searching for the best way to lose weight? Should the emphasis be on diet, or can the solution be found in the gym? Well, the answer lies somewhere in between. In the red corner of the weight-loss title fight, sits the dieting contender. On the surface, dieting would appear to…Continue readingFood vs. Exercise: What Makes The Biggest Difference In Weight Loss?