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Friday, April 20, 2012

Article Round Up

A few recent outside articles on topics of interest at Steven Rice Fitness. Sitting is bad, exercise is good for the brain, exercise is good for everything else, coffee is good, sunlight and vitamin D are good as well. Also note new T-Shirts are here!
 
"A study of more than 200,000 Australians adds to the growing body of evidence that people who sit the most die the soonest. It also found that you can't exercise this effect away, though exercise does help reduce it greatly."


"For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower. But the newest findings make it clear that this isn’t just a relationship; it is the relationship. Using sophisticated technologies to examine the workings of individual neurons — and the makeup of brain matter itself — scientists in just the past few months have discovered that exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility. Exercise, the latest neuroscience suggests, does more to bolster thinking than thinking does."
 
 "Lose fat fast with a training program that will help you maintain body composition results for the long run. You will lose the most fat by training with a protocol that focuses on building muscle, burning fat and calories, and achieving the greatest hormone response from exercise."

"The combined effects of exercise plus caffeine consumption may be able to ward off skin cancer and also prevent inflammation related to other obesity-linked cancers."
 
"Regardless of the cause of your joint pain, inactivity will increase damage to the joint. If you don't move that joint, you can expect it to degenerate to the point where the joint loses its ability to move through its full range of motion.:
 
"ONE sure giveaway of quack medicine is the claim that a product can treat any ailment. There are, sadly, no panaceas. But some things come close, and exercise is one of them."
 
"Research over the past couple of years has found that massage therapy has benefits beyond just the feelings of relaxation and wellness that people may recognize after a massage."
 
"Though there are still no large trials to prove or disprove the full worth of vitamin D, studies have linked low levels of it to risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis."

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