30 minutes of exercise hard enough to produce a sweat is just as good as one hour of exercise when it comes to weight loss according to a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology.
Researchers concluded that 30 minutes of daily training was as “equally effective” at shedding the pounds as 60 minutes worth of sweating and was enough to turn the tide on an unhealthy body mass index".
The University of Copenhagen study concluded that sweating for half the time was “enough to turn the tide” for obesity.
Adding 30 minutes of daily physical activity could add years to your life and save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in health care costs over a lifetime, according to Jeff Behar, MS, MBA, a personal trainer and popular health and wellness author based in Los Angeles, California.
Taking certain antioxidant supplements, like vitamin C and vitamin E, may lower one of the most important benefits of exercise: decreasing insulin sensitivity, new research shows.
When suffering from lower back pain, exercise is usually the last thing you think about doing because of the lower back pain you are feeling. However, if you know the right exercises to do you can actually help ease lower back pain.
A new study indicated that exercisers can burn as many as 200 extra calories in as little as 2.5 minutes of concentrated effort a day—as long as they intersperse longer periods of easy recovery in a practice known as sprint interval training. The finding could make exercise more manageable for would-be fitness buffs by making exercise more effecient.
Being more physically active in childhood is linked to greater knee cartilage and tibial bone area in adulthood, according to new research findings presented at the 2012 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Doing daily breathing exercises to strengthen inhalation muscles and reduce their need for oxygen helps boost performance during endurance sports such as cycling and swimming, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Baltimore.
Numerous studies have shown the powerful effect that exercise can have on cancer care and cancer recovery. For patients who have gone through colon cancer treatment or breast cancer treatment, regular exercise has been found to reduce recurrence of these cancers by up to 50 percent. But many cancer patients are reluctant to exercise, and few cancer discuss the benefits of exercise with their oncologists, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Exercise helps to alleviate pain related to nerve damage (neuropathic pain) by reducing levels of certain inflammation-promoting factors, suggests an experimental study in the June issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
A new study published in the journal Obesity concludes that as little as 80 minutes a week of exercise helps prevent weight gain, and helps inhibit a regain of visceral fat up to one year after weight loss.
Visceral fat is the most dangerous type of fat because visceral fat often surrounds vital organs. The more visceral fat one has, the greater is the chance of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.