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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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New Research Says Strength Training May Extend Your Life

On May 1, 2016 by Physical Culturist

One new study says that strength training now may be the secret to a longer life span.

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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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Sitting All Day Is Dangerous Even If You Work Out

On November 23, 2015 by Physical Culturist

If you think that going to the gym 3 times a week or walking to work and back everyday or enough significantly reduce your risk of mortality, think again. Many of us spend the majority of the day sitting down at work.

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Tip: Do Metabolic Resistance Training, Not Cardio

On November 10, 2015 by Physical Culturist

This type of training raises the metabolism, preserves muscle, and torches fat. Here's how to do it.

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Women! Lifting Weights Will Not Make You Bulky

On October 28, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Weight training will instead aid you in losing fat and building muscle. If anything, 1 kg of extra fat will make you look bulkier than adding 1 kg of extra muscle.

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Regular Exercise Will Make You Live Longer and Stay Independent Longer

On October 21, 2015 by Physical Culturist

One of the biggest risk factors for death in the population today is a low level of physical fitness. Regular training where you strive to increase or at least maintain your athletic abilities means that your physical fitness will remain higher and you will live longer!

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Hard Workers Live Longer

On October 12, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Some say that hard workers work themselves to death, but according to psychologists at the University of California the reverse is actually true.

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Women Rate The Top 10 Physical Traits They Find Most Attractive In Men

On September 12, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Here’s a roundup of the features women love on a guy; not just the body parts, but what specifically about them appeal to women. This will give you some insight on what females prefer. Hint: you’ll quickly find women are not much different than men!

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Burn More Fat For Days After Just 15 Minutes of Strength Training

On July 19, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Strength training is an underestimated but effective weapon against obesity. In the long term, weight training is the best thing you can do to keep your fat percentage down.

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