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One burger = 2.6 miles? No thanks!

March 25th, 2013

One burger = 2.6 miles? No thanks!

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

Belly Fat increases Colon Cancer Risk

March 22nd, 2013

Belly Fat increases Colon Cancer Risk

A new study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, shows that abdominal (visceral) fat packed deep between the organs increases intestinal and colon cancer risk. There had been skepticis

The Benefits of Using Interval Training In Your Workout Routine1

March 20th, 2013

The Benefits of Using Interval Training In Your Workout Routine1

The following article has been provided to Gym Source courtesy of our friends at TRUE Fitness. We’ve all heard the old saying that slow and steady wins the race, but there is much to…

Exercise Helps You Keep Your Cool

March 19th, 2013

Exercise Helps You Keep Your Cool

A recent analysis of published evidence in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, indicates that short stints of moderately intense exercise seem to boost self control in preadolescent children (6–

Make a Safer Switch to ‘Minimalist’ Shoes

March 15th, 2013

Make a Safer Switch to ‘Minimalist’ Shoes

If you’re thinking of trying out those ‘barefoot’ running shoes, take it slow—or your risk of stress injuries and fractures increases. A Brigham Young University study published in Medicine &a

Exercise for Better Sleep

March 11th, 2013

Exercise for Better Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll shows a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. Participants were asked to identify how often they exercised and ho

When do you replace your running shoes?

March 9th, 2013

When do you replace your running shoes?

How do you determine when to replace your running shoes—mileage, months, appearance or technology? Ask 10 different runners that question, and you’ll probably get 10 different answers. Conventiona

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

March 6th, 2013

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

An impressive study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people at high risk for heart disease reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes by 30% by switching to a Mediterran

Exercise Aids the Aging Brain

March 1st, 2013

Exercise Aids the Aging Brain

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people—with no available cure. But a promising study published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that physica

Feeling mean? Eat green!

February 26th, 2013

Feeling mean? Eat green!

A recent University of Warwick and Dartmouth College study reports that people who eat 7 servings of fruits or vegetables a day report being “happier” than those who don’t. After studying the ea

5 Surprising Habits to Avoid

February 25th, 2013

5 Surprising Habits to Avoid

We all know that smoking, fast food and distracted driving are bad habits to avoid—but here are a few more that may surprise you. These seemingly habits may not warrant their own PSA, but are discou

The Worst Fitness Ideas of All Time

February 22nd, 2013

The Worst Fitness Ideas of All Time

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) knows a thing or two about fitness trends—the good, the bad and the ugly. Here are three of their favorites from days of yore that fall squarely in the ‘ugly

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