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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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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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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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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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Staying Fit Isn’t A New Year’s Resolution For These Hunter-Gatherers

On January 6, 2017 by Physical Culturist

After the countdown to New Year's, Americans start thinking about upping the intensity of their workouts or making room in their schedule for a boot camp. But the men and women of the Hadza, a group of hunter-gatherers in Northern Tanzania, have no need for resolutions to be more active.

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Today’s men are not nearly as strong as their dads were, researchers say

On December 2, 2016 by Physical Culturist

Researchers tested whether millennial guys are as strong as their dads. Someone’s not going to be happy with the answer.

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What Is The Ideal Male Body Women Dig?

On November 12, 2016 by Physical Culturist

The age-old question all men want to know the answer to. Are our shoulders big enough, stomach too big, arms too thin and a stream of endless questions showcasing our insecurity when it comes to building the ideal physique women crave.

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Lifting weights could make you more intelligent, study suggests

On October 26, 2016 by Physical Culturist

Regularly lifting weights could make you more intelligent, a new study of people with the early signs of dementia suggests.

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Strength Training Makes Elderly People Mentally Stronger

On September 30, 2016 by Physical Culturist

People over sixty who take up strength training not only gain physical strength but can improve their mental functioning too, report Brazilian sports scientists in Clinical Interventions in Aging.

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Exercise Slows Muscle Wasting From Age and Heart Failure

On May 9, 2016 by Physical Culturist

Exercise can counteract muscle breakdown, increase strength and reduce inflammation caused by aging and heart failure, according to new research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal.

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Is Not Working Out Worse Than Being Obese?

On May 6, 2016 by Physical Culturist

It’s well-known that couch potatoes have an increased risk of death. What hasn’t always been clear is whether this is due purely to body weight or due to a lack of exercise.

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High-Intensity Interval Training Is The Choice When Aiming To Lose Body-Fat

On April 10, 2016 by Physical Culturist

High-Intensity Interval training incorporates high intense periods of work with short recovery segments, which will keep the intensity up and the pulse going. HIIT is a great way to boost up your fat-burning ability.

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Lack of Sleep Results In Less Muscle, More Fat and Worse Reaction Time

On April 6, 2016 by Physical Culturist

Lack of sleep reduces your body’s energy expenditure, makes you hungrier and causes your weight loss from a caloric deficit to come from more muscle loss than fat loss.

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Resistance Training, Not Starving Yourself or “Cardio” is Key to Successful Fat Loss

On April 2, 2016 by Physical Culturist

Metabolic stress from resistance training determines improvements in body composition and health.

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Do Cardio AFTER Your Weight Training, Not Before

On March 29, 2016 by Physical Culturist

To optimize strength gains and fat loss, do your cardio AFTER your weight training, not before!

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Get Fit, Delay Aging

On December 26, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Researchers at the Kronos Longevity Research Institute discovered that the fitter you are, the more protective antioxidants your body makes.

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