Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the leading cause of disability in the US. Over 250 million works days are lost each year to CLBP. The cost in lost productivity and wages is over $100 billion dollars a year. Doctors know exercise helps CLBP. Science just can’t decide on why.
There’s been a lot of research and discussion about gut bacteria and their impact on health and fitness. Your gut microbiome has affects on nearly every aspect of your body, your health and even athletic performance. So wouldn’t it be great to know what kind of exercise will make your microbiome stronger?
It’s been known for years that exercise has a positive effect on metabolism. But a new study finds that the effects are significantly greater than previously believed.
The World Health Organization and other health organizations have advised people who suffer from asthma that they are at increased risk of acquiring COVID-19 coronavirus. These same people have unique challenges with exercise.
Many Americans and others around the world are at home, unable to work or do the normal, everyday things they’ve always done. That includes going to the gym to work on their fitness. Here’s a workout you can do right at home with minimal or no equipment.
Women scrolling Instagram will come across thousands of posts with the hashtag #fitspiration. Attractive, fit women in form-fitting clothes show off their “fitness lifestyles” in order to inspire other women (or satisfy narcissistic tendencies.) But do these posts actually have the opposite effect? Are they doing damage to women’s body image?
If your 5K run times aren’t quite where you’d like them to be, help might be on the way. Not in the form of some secret training program or new running shoes. The “secret sauce” for a faster 5K? A nice, big cup of coffee. Or so says new research.
This article, written by a University of Alberta writer, highlights some of the challenges and realities of adopting a healthy lifestyle. It also discusses some of the realities of biology and physics when it comes to weight loss and weight management.
Are your goal-setting efforts just not getting you there? Are you setting goals, only to realize you underestimated what it would take to execute on them? New research has zeroed in on what may be torpedoing your goal-setting efforts.
10,000 steps a day has been the “gold standard” daily step target for people seeking weight loss for years. Everyone from the “Biggest Loser” screamers to your doctor and even your FitBit have told you to get your “10K a day” in. But lots of “10k-ers” are still fat. Maybe there’s more to this… Wouldn’t… Continue reading Ten Thousand Steps A Day And You’re Still Fat