A first-of-its-kind comparison between elite pro athletes suggests higher overall mortality among NFL players compared with MLB players. NFL players also appear to have higher risk of dying from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative causes compared with MLB peers. The differences warrant further study of sport-specific mechanisms of disease development. Clinicians treating current and former NFL players… Continue reading NFL Players Show Higher Disease, Mortality Risk
It’s never been a big secret that I’m a huge fan of coffee. Rich, dark, robust roasts that lift your senses and give you that morning kick! And I’m surely not alone! Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the… Continue reading Coffee: How Much is Too Much?
Welcome to Volume 3 of Research Round-Up! The connecting theme of today’s research is heart health. More specifically, we’re talking about aspects of heart health for men. Men who do extreme things. Men who used to block, tackle, hit other men for a living. (Or avoid being blocked, tackled or hit!) Men who fight fires… Continue reading Podcast: Research Round-Up, Vol. 3
While elite athletes are often at peak fitness, they are not immune to—and may even face a higher risk for—potentially detrimental heart conditions later in life. Former National Football League (NFL) players, particularly those with larger body sizes, were found to have heart abnormalities specifically associated with high blood pressure in a study being presented… Continue reading NFL Players Hearts Show Abnormalities Decades After Retirement
Water. It’s essential, right? Then why do so many people fail to drink enough to avoid dehydration? I’m not talking about people in drought-stricken areas. I mean people in areas with plenty of water. You know you should drink more water. You know it’s good for you. But did you know HOW good for you?… Continue reading Podcast: 8 Essential Reasons to Drink Water Like Your Life Depends On It
Water is, quite literally, essential. Without it, life is over, done, kaput. Try going without it for even a day. Really tough to do. That’s probably why the word “drought” has such impact on people. People living in drought-stricken areas are already acutely aware of how essential water is and how hard life gets without… Continue reading 8 Reasons To Drink Water Like Your Life Depends On It!
Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes — including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure — during 10 years of follow-up compared with those who were able to do less than 10 push-ups during the baseline… Continue reading Your Push-up Ability May Predict Your Heart Disease Risk: Research
“Walk the pounds off!” “Jog to lose weight!” You’ve been told all your life that low-intensity, steady-state cardio for long periods of time is the best way to lose weight, get heart-healthy and look great. So why aren’t all those people slogging along on treadmills impressive physical specimens? Because it’s a lie! Cardio is crap,… Continue reading Podcast: The Fools on the Treadmills
The survey found 74 percent are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to extra pounds, yet less than half (43 percent) of Americans have tried to make dietary changes to lose weight and 40 percent of those who describe themselves as overweight or obese say they aren’t… Continue reading Most Americans Don’t Connect the Dots Between Their Weight and Their Health
Welcome to a brand new feature on the Four Pillar Fitness podcast! Each week on Research Round-up, I’ll share my take on several research studies relating to one area of health, fitness, wellness or performance. This week our studies include research on: > How eating whole eggs may help you avoid Type 2 Diabetes! >… Continue reading Podcast: Research Round-up, Vol. 1