Top Walking Cities in the U.S.

Top Walking Cities in the U.S.

Posted May 13, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Where are the best cities for strutting your stuff? Based on ratings by walkscore.com and prevention.com, Cambridge, MA, tops the list with a score of 88.8%; NYC is second (85.3%); and Jersey City, NJ

Exercise Improves Relationships

Exercise Improves Relationships

Posted May 6, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

What we’ve suspected all along has been proven by science: Not only is fitness more fun with friends—it builds friendships, as well. Plus, when you exercise with people you enjoy, you’re even mo

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

Posted May 6, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If YOU end up eating most of the leftover Halloween candy, take heart: You can do yourself (and your trick-or-treaters) a favor by choosing healthier alternatives to the usual sugar-laden fare. Consid

Better Sleep with Cherry Juice

Better Sleep with Cherry Juice

Posted May 1, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

According to research, the melatonin in tart cherry juice can help you sleep better and longer, and is particularly useful to those who need to manage disturbed sleep. Simply drink a glass of ruby-red

Walking Offers Same Health Benefits as Running

Walking Offers Same Health Benefits as Running

Posted Apr 25, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A recent study found that brisk walking offers many of the same health benefits as running. Findings released in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biolog

ACE Confirms: Kettlebells Rock Your Core

ACE Confirms: Kettlebells Rock Your Core

Posted Apr 23, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Recently, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) sponsored a training study to determine the benefits of kettlebell training. ACE enlisted researchers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Depa

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

Posted Apr 13, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

According to studies recently published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, pre-exercise stretching is unnecessary and

Reducing Your Sodium Intake Could Save Your Life

Reducing Your Sodium Intake Could Save Your Life

Posted Apr 13, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A diet that’s too high in salt (sodium) is linked to numerous health issues—think hypertension, heart disease and strokes. Experts agree that there are huge benefits to reducing sodium in your die

Are you a Breakfast-Skipper?

Are you a Breakfast-Skipper?

Posted Apr 5, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

You already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now experts have confirmed it. The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology examined the impact of breakfast consumption o

Yoga’s Benefits Confirmed

Yoga’s Benefits Confirmed

Posted Apr 2, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Two recent studies indicate that regular yoga classes can have a positive effect on atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and common psychiatric disorders. The results of the first study were publ

ACE Confirms: Toning Pants are a Tall Tale

ACE Confirms: Toning Pants are a Tall Tale

Posted Mar 29, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If there were an award for ‘Too Good to be True,’ it may just go to Fila USA™’s Toning Resistance Tight Capri exercise pants for women. Fila claimed the toning pants enhance the efficiency of

One burger = 2.6 miles? No thanks!

One burger = 2.6 miles? No thanks!

Posted Mar 25, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

New research suggests that putting conversions on restaurant menus that are based on physical activities—as opposed to just calorie counts—can persuade people to make healthier choices. A study at