Meat Is Counterculture

On September 3, 2018 by Physical Culturist

Meat has become nutritional counterculture in the age of plant-based political agendas.

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The Phenomenology of Barbell Training

On July 18, 2018 by Physical Culturist

Aside from the illogic involved, the actual phenomenology is quite clear, and quite valid: at the elite levels of the barbell sports, the winners are the strongest lifters.

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How a 94-year-old retiree became a gym rat

On May 21, 2018 by Physical Culturist

Like many gym rats, Paul Russell lifts weights and runs obstacle courses. Here's what makes him different: Russell is 94 -- so old he has been retired longer than his personal trainer has been alive.

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All cancer patients should be prescribed exercise, Australian guidelines say

On May 16, 2018 by Physical Culturist

The prescription pad is getting a workout as doctors push for exercise to be a regular part of care.

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How Strength Training Promotes Health and Longevity

On March 5, 2018 by Matthew Chan

The benefits of exercise are well-known, but little attention has been given specifically to strength training, which has an array of health benefits that no other mode of exercise can provide. This article explores the roles that strength training plays in the amelioration of health, longevity, and quality of life.

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The key to sound sleep might be in your muscles, not your brain

On January 13, 2018 by Physical Culturist

Certain proteins in your muscle fibers help regulate sleep duration and quality, according to a new study.

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Taking a walk break at the office? Study says you should do squats and lunges instead

On December 7, 2017 by Matthew Chan

The next time you decide to take a walk during work, you may want to opt for a set of squats and lunges instead. Here's why.

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Strength training helps older adults live longer

On November 28, 2017 by Physical Culturist

Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an extended time period, particularly in an older population.

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This Is What The World’s Oldest Person Eats Every Day

On November 24, 2017 by Physical Culturist

Beyond genetics and her resilient nature, Emma Morano contributed much of her long life to this single food.

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Why weight training is better for your waistline than running

On November 19, 2017 by Physical Culturist

A new Harvard study has found that weight training is a better way of keeping the middle-aged spread at bay than aerobic activity.

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Strength training + active lifestyle more than halves chance of diabetes

On November 16, 2017 by Physical Culturist

Half an hour of strength training per day, or three 50-minute sessions a week. That's the amount of strength training that reduces your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by a third. And if you do a bit of cycling, walking, swimming or running as well your chance of developing diabetes can go down by sixty percent, researchers at the University of Harvard discovered. They published their study in 2012 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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The Opportunity Costs Of Healthy Living

On November 2, 2017 by Physical Culturist

In the health & fitness realm we battle opportunity costs all the time. It drives why we may hit up the pizza buffet rather than make an omelet, or why we’d choose to go exercise over going out drinking with our friends. Opportunity costs very much play a role in our ability to make healthy decisions and differ person to person.

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New Research Shows That Medicine Has Been Wrong About Fat Intake and Lifespan. Check this out.

On September 21, 2017 by Physical Culturist

According to a huge new study out of Canada, low-fat diets – even just diets low in saturated fat – are more likely to kill us. The study had another surprise for traditional dietitians, too. It showed that high-carb diets tend to send us to earlier graves, too.

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This is how physical exercise clears up tumours

On September 11, 2017 by Physical Culturist

Every session of fairly intensive physical exercise works like a mini chemotherapy course, we wrote recently. Physical exertion transforms the body into a hostile environment for cancer cells. An animal study that Danish researchers published in 2016 in Cell Metabolism tells how.

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Every intensive training session is a chemo lite

On September 7, 2017 by Physical Culturist

Every time you do intensive exercise, your body produces substances that kill cancer cells. The effect of a single session is limited, but the effect of a lifestyle that has included intensive exercise several times a week for years on end is probably considerable. Sports scientists at the University of Copenhagen discovered this.

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4 Reasons You Should Definitely Skip Cardio Today

On September 5, 2017 by Physical Culturist

Four reasons why cardio sucks, and what you should do instead.

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10 Mistakes Women Make in the Gym

On August 20, 2017 by Physical Culturist

Women get curves by building muscle. They show those curves by losing body fat. Why then are they doing everything to make both those things so damn hard?

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People Who Post Their Fitness Routine to Facebook Have Psychological Problems

On August 16, 2017 by Physical Culturist

There is actual evidence which indicates that individuals who post “workout pics” to their social media accounts have real issues.

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How to Live a Long and Happy Life: Sage Advice of Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara

On August 9, 2017 by Physical Culturist

Some advice from 105-Year Old Japanese Doctor who studied longevity.

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Science Says Men Should Ejaculate 21 Times a Month—Here’s Why

On July 19, 2017 by Physical Culturist

Every guy should take his health into his own hands, literally.

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