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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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In Terms of Muscles and Aging, the Important Thing is Quality, Not Quantity

On August 14, 2013 by Physical Culturist

When it comes to muscle and longevity, quality is more important than quantity. In other words, it’s not muscle size that counts, but muscle strength and the efficacy of the nervous system!… There...

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People Never Outgrow the Need to Exercise, Doctor Says

On July 23, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Akron Beacon Journal (OH) The thousands of athletes who are in Northeast Ohio competing in the National Senior Games provide great examples for sedentary seniors to get active, Dr. Richard Kratche, medical director...

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Too Many Marathons Can Kill

On February 20, 2013 by Physical Culturist

“Running too fast, too far and for too many years may speed one’s progress towards the finish line of life.” Running too many marathons in a lifetime could be dangerous for the heart...

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The underappreciated role of muscle in health and disease (AJCN.org)

On January 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

(American Society for Clinical Nutrition) The importance of maintaining muscle mass and physical and metabolic functions in the elderly is well-recognized. Less appreciated are the diverse roles of muscle throughout life and the...

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Association between muscular strength and mortality in men (prospective cohort study)

On January 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Muscular Strength and Rates of Death in Men 20-80 source: http://www.somersetmedicalcenter.com/142558.cfm by Pamela Jones, MA Cardiovascular fitness has been shown to be a powerful tool against many diseases including the number one killer...

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The Importance of Strength Training for Middle Age and Older Adults (Adam Yezer, ELITEFTS)

On January 8, 2013 by Physical Culturist

By Adam Yezer For www.EliteFTS.com Do you hope to maintain your quality of life as you age? Is it important for you to be able to perform daily tasks, enjoy recreational activities, and...

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Muscular Strength and Adiposity as Predictors of Adulthood Cancer Mortality in Men (CEBP)

On January 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Summary of study by: CBASS We already have good evidence that aerobic fitness lessens cancer risk; see the Miracle of Movement http://www.cbass.com/MiracleMovement.htm . We also know the overweight kills: http://www.cbass.com/Overweightkills.htm . This study...

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Growing Stronger – Strength Training for Older Adults (CDC)

On January 6, 2013 by Physical Culturist

source: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Why strength training? Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are...

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Can Resistance Exercise Improve Insulin Function? (LEF)

On January 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

source: Life Extension Blog By Michael A. Smith, MD Lean, toned muscle not only looks good, but also improves sugar metabolism. It does this by helping your body respond better to the all-important...

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Melanocortin Receptor Expression Is Associated with Reduced CRP in Response to Resistance Training (American Physiological Society)

On January 1, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Study suggest changes in melanocortin receptor expression responsible for decrease in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in response to weight lifting: These data suggest that the observed responses in MCR expression and decreases in...

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