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Strength Training Fights Belly Fat Better Than Aerobic Training

On February 25, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Men who do strength training keep their fat percentage lower in the long term than men who run, cycle or do other aerobic exercise. Epidemiologists at the University of Harvard came to this conclusion after following 10,500 men for 12 years.

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Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases

On February 18, 2015 by Physical Culturist

The body rapidly maladapts to insufficient physical activity, and if continued, results in substantial decreases in both total and quality years of life.

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How Exercise Keeps Us Young

On January 23, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Active older people resemble much younger people physiologically, according to a new study of the effects of exercise on aging. The findings suggest that many of our expectations about the inevitability of physical decline with advancing years may be incorrect and that how we age is, to a large degree, up to us.

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Strength Training Gets Rid Of Listlessness

On January 11, 2015 by Physical Culturist

That old excuse "I've no energy left to go training" has been scientifically disproven years ago. Sports scientists at the University of Georgia did an experiment with fourteen women and discovered that weight training actually gives you energy.

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Strong Muscles Protect Against Cancer

On January 7, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Build muscle mass and muscle strength, and you'll also build up protection against cancer. Researchers at the University of South Carolina reached this conclusion from a study they published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

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Weight training appears key to controlling belly fat

On December 30, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Healthy men who did twenty minutes of daily weight training had less of an increase in age-related abdominal fat compared with men who spent the same amount of time doing aerobic activities, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues.

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Women find bodybuilders unattractive

On December 11, 2014 by Physical Culturist

For most women toned men are sexier than brawny men. And bodybuilding physiques? Not sexy at all...

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How many of your health supplements are actually snake oil?

On December 8, 2014 by Physical Culturist

In this brilliant chart by David McCandless from 2010, you can see a gorgeous visualization of how many supplements are actually helpful — based on scientific studies — and how many are basically nothing more than snake oil.

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Untreated Cancers Often Go Away Naturally According To American Cancer Society

On December 4, 2014 by Physical Culturist

While researching the use of alternative therapies that were utilized by Suzanne Somers, we came across doctors and media outlets who desperately tried to malign her reputation. Their responses were so hasty that they accidentally revealed statistics that are not normally shared with the public.

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The More You Sit, The Greater Your Chance Of Dying

On November 19, 2014 by Physical Culturist

The more hours you spend sitting during the day the greater your chance of dying. If you are more active during the day, your chance of dying is less, conclude researchers from Pennington Biomedical Research Center from a study they did of seventeen thousand people.

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Physical exercise delays molecular aging by ten years

On November 13, 2014 by Physical Culturist

If you are physically very active, the chances are your genetic material is ten years younger than it would be if you spent your life as a couch potato, researchers at King’s College London conclude in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Even Just A Little Weight Training Increases Fat Burning

On November 10, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Even if you only do a very small amount of weight training you increase your fat burning – not while you’re training, but when you rest. American sports scientists have shown this for the first time in a study on the long-term effects of weight training.

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Walking Is The Superfood of Fitness, Experts Say

On October 11, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star.

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Strong Men Live Longer

On October 8, 2014 by Physical Culturist

The more weight men can shift with bench presses and the leg press, the longer their life expectancy. Muscle strength protects, especially against cancer, a team of Swedish and American health scientists discovered.

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Protect Your Brain and Bones with Strength Training

On March 20, 2014 by Physical Culturist

It’s an unfortunate fact of life. As you get older you have to work harder to stay in the same physical condition you were in when you were younger. Unless you work at keeping fit, every year your muscle mass and bone density decrease, while your body fat increases. It’s so unfair. If you’re ready to take your exercise program to the next level, adding strength training is an excellent choice for both your body and your brain.

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10 Reasons Everybody Should Strength Train

On March 9, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Everybody should strength train. There is no other exercise mode that can give you as many amazing physical, mental, and overall health benefits as weight training.

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The Cure For The Common Cold: Protein Shakes

On January 27, 2014 by Physical Culturist

The clinical efficacy of a bovine lactoferrin/whey protein Ig-rich fraction (Lf/IgF) for the common cold: a double blind randomized study. Read the whole study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23642947 CONCLUSIONS: These findings demonstrate that the Lf/IgF...

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Enhanced Skeletal Muscle for Effective Glucose Homeostasis

On January 2, 2014 by Physical Culturist

The Medical Orthodoxy is finally understanding what we've known all along. Muscle is metabolic currency! - Carl Lanore (SuperHumanRadio.com)

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7 Reasons Why Strength Training Is Like the Fountain of Youth

On December 16, 2013 by Physical Culturist

The Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon searched for years during the 16th century for the Fountain of Youth. He believed if he drank the mysterious waters from the legendary spring he would never grow old. Too bad no one told him about strength training — he could have stopped his search early.

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Study On 90-Year-Olds Reveals the Benefits of Strength Training (ScienceDaily)

On September 27, 2013 by Physical Culturist

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass. This was reflected in an increase in their walking speed, a greater capacity...

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