Exercises to Reduce Belly Fat

Table Push Aways  When asked what the best exercise is for developing six-pack abs, renowned strength coach Mike Boyle once said without hesitation, “Table push aways.” As tongue-in-cheek as that may sound, the fact is…

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What Is Fitness?

What is fitness and who is fit? In 1997, Outside Magazine crowned triathlete Mark Allen “the fittest man on Earth.” Let us just assume for a moment that this famous six-time winner of the IronMan…


What Is Fitness Training?

Since 1985, terms like physical activity, exercise, fitness training, training, fitness and physical fitness are often confused with one another and sometimes they are used interchangeably (1–4). The rapid socio-economic and demographic mutations, the need…


Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, a new study from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute suggests that the lower the fitness level, the…


A revolution in health care is coming

NO WONDER they are called “patients”. When people enter the health-care systems of rich countries today, they know what they will get: prodding doctors, endless tests, baffling jargon, rising costs and, above all, long waits….


THE HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS OF SPORT

For sure, playing sports is a generally a fantastic way to improve your fitness and health. Many of us may not feel at home pounding away on a treadmill or working up a sweat in…


Why so many of the health articles you read are junk

Health journalism is often full of exaggerated, conflicting, or outright misleading claims. If you ever want to see a perfect example of this, check out “Kill or Cure,” a site where Paul Battley meticulously documents…



Making lifestyle changes that last

You’re once again feeling motivated to eat better, exercise more, drink less caffeine or make any number of the positive lifestyle changes you’ve been telling yourself you want to make. You’ve tried before — probably…


Lifestyle choices and mental health

Lifestyle behaviours and health Mental health is influenced not only by trait markers, general living conditions and major life events, but also, as increasing evidence indicates, by simple everyday behaviours that can be altered by…