Gretchen Reynolds: You are never too old to give up on exercise
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Gretchen Reynolds: You are never too old to give up on exercise

At the age of 105, the French amateur cyclist and world-record holder Robert Marchand is more aerobically fit than most 50-year-olds — and appears to be getting even fitter as he ages, according to a revelatory new study of his physiology. The study, which appeared in December in The Journal of Applied Physiology, may help … Continue reading

Natasha Hind: If you want to look like David Gandy, workout intensity is the key
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Natasha Hind: If you want to look like David Gandy, workout intensity is the key

  David Gandy is basically a real-life Bond character: he’s got the looks, the charm and his guilty pleasure is powerboat racing. As can be expected of someone who’s had to sport tiny white trunks for a major fragrance commercial, the 37-year-old is also brimming with knowledge when it comes to fitness and health. From … Continue reading

Sheri Colberg: Joint health is critical to staying active
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Sheri Colberg: Joint health is critical to staying active

Joint Health Is Critical to Staying Active March 4th, 2017 Diabetes in Control   By Sheri Colberg, Ph.D. Without properly functioning joints, our bodies would be unable to bend, flex, or even move. A joint is wherever two bones come together, held in place by tendons that cross the joint and attach muscles to a … Continue reading

Whistle while you work
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Whistle while you work

  Physical exercise improves your sense of wellbeing but different intensities give different results. Healthy adults were tested after doing various types of exercises and activities and compared how they felt. Office work and driving a car were considered light intensity and were associated with  an improved mood. Housework or walking  were considered moderate activities … Continue reading

Sheri Colberg: Things that can unbalance your blood sugars
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Sheri Colberg: Things that can unbalance your blood sugars

Physical Activity Is Only One Part of the Equation February 4th, 2017   By Sheri Colberg, Ph.D.   Although a single bout of exercise usually improves insulin action for 2 to 72 hours afterward, the effect also depends on how much you eat before, during, and after working out, how you manage your diabetes medications … Continue reading

Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit
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Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit

From BMJ 14th January 2017 Although guidelines recommend spreading exercise throughout the week, weekend warriors, who compress the recommended amount into the weekend, still experience substantial benefits. JAMA Internal Medicine reported that risk of death from all causes were 30% down, cardiovascular disease deaths were 40% down  and cancer deaths were 18% down, compared to … Continue reading