Having a thick neck circumference has been linked to an escalated risk for cardiovascular disease and premature death. The risk of heart attack can even increase by 25% with a large neck.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Synthetic thyroid hormone replacement therapy is one of the most prescribed drugs in the world. However, it seems as though people are still having problems despite receiving therapy.
Saturday, 29 July 2017
Researchers have discovered that eating up to five servings of fish per week can make significant beneficial changes to your blood pressure. Fish is without a doubt a heart-healthy food.
Friday, 28 July 2017
It may come as little surprise to those who have left the grocery store and fallen ill shortly after, but shopping carts are laden with more germs than most other objects you encounter.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Exercise isn’t just good for your body. According to a 30-year-long study, exercise can help your brain, too. Even moderate activity can help older adults stay sharp and ward off disease.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
People with metabolic syndrome can use weight training to make small but important changes in their resting blood pressure. Weight training should be a part of a full exercise regimen.
Monday, 24 July 2017
Although taking selenium won’t stop you from getting prostate cancer, it helps you stay alive if you are unfortunate enough to develop the disease. Ask a doctor before supplementing.
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Masters athletes have different nutritional needs than younger athletes. It takes them longer to recover from exercise and injury, and they have greater amino requirements for training.
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Saturday, 22 July 2017
Beetroot may not make you feel energetic, but due to the nitrates present, it helps prevent muscular fatigue during exercise and therefore improves your overall training performance.
Friday, 21 July 2017
During a Scandinavian study, trained cyclists exercised to exhaustion, drank either a placebo shake or a mixed drink of protein and carbs, then later repeated the routine. Carbs won.
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Thursday, 20 July 2017
DHA, widely sold as fish oil supplements, has been hailed as an important supplement in the fight against heart disease. Spanish researchers now say it can help reduce inflammation.
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Monounsaturated fats, found in olive oil, avocados, canola oil, and nuts, seem to hold the key to help activate the genes responsible for fat regulation and the breakdown of bodily fats.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Chocolate lovers, rejoice. Dark chocolate contains a large amount of flavonoids which increase nitric oxide, a chemical which helps to control blood flow and can improve endurance.
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Monday, 17 July 2017
Soy is one of those products that people love, hate, or sometimes even love to hate. While it can be a cheap, benign source of vegetable protein, you should be aware of how it can affect you.
Sunday, 16 July 2017
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Brown fat, or BAT, is a heat-generating adipose tissue that immediately converts food energy into warmth. We need it to adapt to the cold, but can it help fight obesity? Research says yes.
Friday, 14 July 2017
Low-carb diets are extremely popular and people seem to take to them without question these days. But what are the real long-term results? According to researchers, it doesn’t look good.
Thursday, 13 July 2017
The Mediterranean diet is full of fish, lean meats, olive oil, fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Strictly adhering to this may keep your belly fat down and help you live longer.
The post Do Mediterranean Diet Eaters Tend to Have Less Belly Fat? appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Similar to BMI, maximum waist circumference recommendations for men and women are often used as a predictor of poor health. Recently, they’ve been getting some attention.
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017
At least 20 consumer complaints have been lodged which link green tea extract to liver damage. Animal and human studies have linked this popular fat loss supplement to liver toxicity.
Monday, 10 July 2017
In only four weeks, you can trigger considerable changes in body composition by pairing a calorie-restricted, high protein diet with high-intensity weight training and intervals.
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Sunday, 9 July 2017
By 2025, the projected obesity rate amongst adults around the world will reach 20 percent. Right now, in the US alone, the obesity rate is almost 36 percent. The world needs to go on a diet.
Saturday, 8 July 2017
Simulated high altitude exposure, experienced for 15 minutes at a time, has enhanced fat metabolism and bolstered endurance in mice. More research is needed for true effectiveness.
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Friday, 7 July 2017
Although cold water immersion helps with muscle soreness and recovery, it might not be the best choice for athletes who are looking to make gains. It can interfere with hypertrophy.
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Thursday, 6 July 2017
Post-training soreness is a difficult problem for many athletes, but there might be a natural method of soothing your muscles after an intense workout: Immerse yourself in cold water.
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Training both strength and endurance at the same time did not hinder muscle protein synthesis in untrained, beginner athletes. More research is needed for experienced athletes.
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Training to failure can result in a variety of physical deficiencies up to 48 hours after completing the workout. If you are expected to perform, leave failure training off the program.
Monday, 3 July 2017
Performing squats slowly, three seconds down, three seconds up, with high tension is popular with some bodybuilders. It increases strength and size, but won’t increase power output.
The post Squats with Moderate Weight and Slow Speed Don’t Add Power appeared first on XP Labs.
Sunday, 2 July 2017
Although not very practical in the long run, you can trigger large amounts of weight loss by alternating high-intensity interval training and dieting in a sequential exercise program.
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Saturday, 1 July 2017
A recent study shows athletes can increase activation of triceps and pecs by focusing on them during the bench press, but training like this should most likely be for bodybuilders only.
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