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Bodybuilding products can be risky, FDA warns

Bodybuilding products can be risky, FDA warns

Bodybuilding products that contain steroids or steroid-like substances are associated with potentially serious health risks, including life-threatening reactions such as kidney damage, heart attack, and stroke.

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
As little as 10-15 minutes of vigorous daily exercise may have heart-health benefits

As little as 10-15 minutes of vigorous daily exercise may have heart-health benefits

Whether you want to reduce your risk for heart disease, or just improve your overall health, interval training may be an excellent option, says Dr. Drew Baldwin, MD, and Interventional Cardiologist at Virginia Mason

June 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ten reasons why we should all love cyclists – a view from the UK

Ten reasons why we should all love cyclists – a view from the UK

Cyclists globally are much maligned by drivers who may never have thought about the many benefits they provide. In fact, cycling as a form of truly sustainable transport is increasingly the focus of attention by governments seeking solutions to multiple societal problems..

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
What science tells us about successful ageing

What science tells us about successful ageing

If we look to animal models of successful ageing, biological and chronological ageing don’t always go hand in hand. Lobsters live a very long time and they don’t seem to show reductions in function with aging. And naked mole rats show reduced ageing. Their chronological age differs from their biological age and their mortality rates don’t accelerate as they age, like in most mammals.

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beware the hype – springy soles won’t make you run much faster

Beware the hype – springy soles won’t make you run much faster

Most runners believe a good pair of running shoes is worth the investment. But advances in running shoe technology have sparked debate about whether shoes help you run faster. Can newer shoes really help you improve your personal best?

May 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cycling to work: major new study suggests health benefits are staggering

Cycling to work: major new study suggests health benefits are staggering

Cycling to work was associated with a 41% lower risk of dying overall compared to commuting by car or public transport. Cycle commuters had a 52% lower risk of dying from heart disease and a 40% lower risk of dying from cancer. They also had 46% lower risk of developing heart disease and a 45% […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

When we crunched the data we found vegetarians did not have a lower risk of early death compared with their meat-eating counterparts. Vegetarians might live longer, but only because they’re more likely to be healthy in other ways, too.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
A five-point checklist for getting around the world in 80 days by bicycle

A five-point checklist for getting around the world in 80 days by bicycle

Beaumont will need to cover 240 miles a day over 16 hours, at an average speed of 15 miles per hour. The challenge, of course, is not achieving this speed but in maintaining it for 4,800 hours.

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
We asked children why they don’t get enough exercise – here’s what they said

We asked children why they don’t get enough exercise – here’s what they said

To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.

April 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why US communities should be designing parks for older adults

Why US communities should be designing parks for older adults

By Jay Maddock, Dean and Professor of Public Health Texas A&M University As America grays, healthy aging becomes essential. Physical activity or exercise is an important piece of this. Getting regular exercise of just 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week has been linked to a reduction in heart disease, cancer, falls and cognitive impairment […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More