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Building muscle doesn’t require lifting heavy weights, study shows

ExerciseDaily – Current gym dogma holds that to build muscle size you need to lift heavy weights. However, a new study conducted at McMaster University has shown that a similar degree of muscle building can be achieved by using lighter … Continue reading

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Helping pays off: People who care for others live longer

ExerciseDaily – Older people who help and support others live longer. These are the findings of a study published in the journal “Evolution and Human Behavior”, conducted by researchers from the University of Basel, Edith Cowan University, the University of … Continue reading

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Benefits to Taking a Walk After Dinner

  ExerciseDaily – Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions. Mouse muscles use glucose (carbohydrate) as fuel … Continue reading

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Want to improve your memory? Go to the gym

Dr David Marchant from Edge Hill University, Lancashire, will be presenting his reasearch to the Cardiff event. In two experiments, healthy and active participants were given lists of words to learn and recall either after or before exercise, or before … Continue reading

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“Some is good, more is better”: Regular exercise can cut your diabetes risk

  ExerciseDaily – Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research by UCL. People who carry out an hour of … Continue reading

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Want to optimize those 10,000 (or fewer) steps? Walk faster, sit less

ExerciseDaily – That popular daily target of 10,000 steps is a worthwhile goal, but a new study at Oregon State University suggests that if you find that unattainable, don’t despair – a smaller number, especially at moderate or greater intensity, … Continue reading

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Health Determined by Social Relationships at Work

ExerciseDaily – Recent research shows higher social identification with one’s team or organization is associated with better health and lower stress. The meta-analysis covers 58 studies and more than 19,000 people across the globe. Whether you’re an engineer, a nurse, … Continue reading

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Exercise releases hormone that helps shed, prevent fat

ExerciseDaily – If a workout feels like more pain than gain, here’s some motivation: Exercise releases a hormone that helps the body shed fat and keeps it from forming. A group led by a University of Florida Health researcher has … Continue reading

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Want a new body? Get a new ‘buddy’!

ExerciseDaily – Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have been investigating whether having an exercise companion increases the amount of exercise we do. The study reported that finding a new exercise companion increased the amount of exercise people took. This … Continue reading

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INTERVAL EXERCISE TRAINING IMPROVES BLOOD VESSEL FUNCTION IN OLDER ADULTS

Resistance-based interval exercise helps improve endothelial function—including blood flow and blood vessel dilation—both in older adults with type 2 diabetes and in age-matched non-exercisers and regular exercisers, according to new research published in the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory … Continue reading

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Lighter weights just as effective as heavier weights to gain muscle, build strength

Exercise Daily – New research from McMaster University is challenging traditional workout wisdom, suggesting that lifting lighter weights many times is as efficient as lifting heavy weights for fewer repetitions. It is the latest in a series of studies that … Continue reading

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An hour of moderate exercise a day enough to counter health risks from prolonged sitting

Exercise Daily – The health risks associated with sitting for eight or more hours a day – whether at work, home or commuting – can be eliminated with an hour or more of physical activity a day, according to a … Continue reading

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