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Summer exercise research studies to make you think

2 summer studies to make you think about your exercise


Summer’s here and it looks like the exercise research community has hung up its statistical analysis tools in favour of beach towels and suncream bottles. Before the universities packed up for the holidays I noticed two intriguing articles that at first glance look a little unusual, but which nevertheless provide food for thought for anyone thinking about their own health…

Wearing ‘superhero’ compression tights won’t help you run faster or reduce your muscle fatigue

3 surprising exercise studies that made the headlines in June


Health and fitness research articles feature prominently in print and online media these days, usually accompanied by the obligatory selfie of a bright young thing with impeccably chiselled abs. You name a fitness topic and someone out there is researching it. Here are three absorbing pieces of exercise research that caught my eye in June. Do diet and exercise affect…

Just one hour of resistance exercise a week can have health benefits

Resistance exercise: just how much do you need to do?


Here’s some encouraging research news for busy people who want improve their health through exercise but don’t think they have the time. Undertaking less than 1 hour of resistance exercise training per week lowers the risk of developing metabolic syndrome (MetS). This is the finding of international research involving 7,418 middle-aged healthy adults from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study in America.…

Research says 14 days of inactivity increases risk of diabetes and heart disease

3 thought-provoking research articles you might have missed in May


I really enjoy reading research articles about exercise, nutrition, health and fitness. Although some studies sometimes contradict the findings of others, the general message from the boffins is definitely that moving more and eating sensibly is the key to a healthier life. Here are 3 thought-provoking research studies that ended up in my inbox in May.   Lazy holidays raise diabetes and heart disease…