Belly Fat increases Colon Cancer Risk

Belly Fat increases Colon Cancer Risk

Posted Mar 22, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

The Benefits of Using Interval Training In Your Workout Routine1

Posted Mar 20, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

Exercise Helps You Keep Your Cool

Posted Mar 19, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

Make a Safer Switch to ‘Minimalist’ Shoes

Posted Mar 15, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

Exercise for Better Sleep

Posted Mar 11, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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?

When do you replace your running shoes?

Posted Mar 9, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

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

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

Exercise Aids the Aging Brain

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

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!

Feeling mean? Eat green!

Posted Feb 26, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

5 Surprising Habits to Avoid

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

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

The Worst Fitness Ideas of All Time

Posted Feb 22, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

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

Taking Good Advice to Heart

Taking Good Advice to Heart

Posted Feb 18, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

In honor of American Heart Month this February, the American College of Cardiology conducted survey of more than 650 cardiologists—with hopes of understanding how the nation’s cardiologists took t