Weight Loss: Biggest Losers Are Big Gainers

Apparently, when it comes to weight loss, those with much to lose should think big! The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) just finished a study in collaboration with the American Cancer Society that showed that obese and overweight people who lost more than 20% of their body weight scored big, at… Continue reading Weight Loss: Biggest Losers Are Big Gainers

Carbs, Exercise and Your Aching Joints

Got achy joints? Do you creak and crack getting out of bed in the morning or even just out of the chair at work? I’ve been a sufferer of joint pain for quite a few years. It sucks. Some days, I feel like my body is made of glass. Everything hurts. But I know what… Continue reading Carbs, Exercise and Your Aching Joints

Stress of After-Work Email Harming Families

Employer expectations of work email monitoring during non-work hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well. William Becker, a Virginia Tech associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business, co-authored a new study, “Killing me softly: electronic communications monitoring and employee and significant-other… Continue reading Stress of After-Work Email Harming Families

Grip Strength and Healthy Kids

A number of studies have shown that grip strength is an indicator of overall muscle strength. Studies have also shown that those with weaker grip strengths can expect worse health and wellness outcomes than those with stronger grips. Poorer cardiovascular health, metabolic diseases, disability and even early death apparently all await the weak of grip,… Continue reading Grip Strength and Healthy Kids

Sleep, Your Brain and Depression

Many people have an interest in understanding the root cause of mood disorders and mental illnesses. Those who suffer from them, those who treat the sufferers and the family members affected, to name a few. Another group with a keen interest in the underlying causes of these conditions is researchers. And these folks might be… Continue reading Sleep, Your Brain and Depression

Binge Drink At Your Own Risk

As a Fitness Professional, I’ve long espoused the idea that the occasional cocktail or alcoholic beverage can actually help my clients. Now, if they don’t drink now, I’m not telling them to start. However, for those who enjoy an adult beverage now and again, making them verboten can add stress to their lives and may… Continue reading Binge Drink At Your Own Risk

2 Methods of Practice for Soccer Penalty Kicks: A Study

New research from the University of Portsmouth could help Premiership footballers ahead of the new season, which starts August 10. The study, published in the journal Human Movement Science, has come up with the best way to practice penalty kicks if a player favors waiting for the goalkeeper to move rather than just deciding on… Continue reading 2 Methods of Practice for Soccer Penalty Kicks: A Study