You’re Never Too Old to Get Fit

You’re Never Too Old to Get Fit

Posted Aug 8, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Think you’re too old to start a worthwhile fitness regimen? Think again. Research shows that men and women aged 48 and up who make an effort to get fit can significantly reduce their risk of heart

Exercise for Longevity

Exercise for Longevity

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

Researchers have known for decades that regular exercise boosts longevity, but studies have never specified just how much. Now a Harvard professor has the answers. Professor I-Min Lee led a comprehens

New Labels on Sunscreen—and What They Mean

New Labels on Sunscreen—and What They Mean

Posted Jun 25, 2013 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

The  U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new labeling requirements for sunscreen products are designed to give consumers more accurate efficacies and more reliable warnings. To benefit from this ne

Top 3 Reasons Why You Don’t Lose Weight

Top 3 Reasons Why You Don’t Lose Weight

Posted Jun 21, 2013 by Gym Source in Weight Loss/Weight Management.

Sometimes the scale won’t budge, no matter how hard you try. According to Fitness and Dr. Pamela Smith, your body weight can fluctuate by as much as 5 lbs. in a single day, “so the amount you shed

Why Your BMI Matters

Why Your BMI Matters

Posted May 24, 2013 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

As a key indicator of fat as a percentage of your overall weight, your Body Mass Index (BMI) is an invaluable tool for health and wellness. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has guidelin

Improve Your Workout With Caffeine

Improve Your Workout With Caffeine

Posted May 21, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, caffeine-packed coffee makes exercising easier. That’s because caffeine effectively blocks the neurotransmitters that s

Exercise IS Medicine!

Exercise IS Medicine!

Posted May 16, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

May is Exercise is Medicine® Month, and people throughout the U.S. will be participating in physical activities to help prevent scores of chronic illnesses. Physical inactivity is recognized as a fas

Inspiration Station: Busy Mom Takes Charge with Cybex

Inspiration Station: Busy Mom Takes Charge with Cybex

Posted May 15, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

Amber Acosta, a busy mother of four, seemed to have no time for fitness. As a result, she was constantly fatigued—made worse by horrible eating habits. “I felt bad about myself,” she says, “an

Exercise Boosts Brainpower

Exercise Boosts Brainpower

Posted May 10, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

Regular exercise not only keeps you fit, it also improves your brainpower. Simply put, according to David Atkinson, program director at Cooper Ventures in Dallas, our energy levels increase when we ex

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

Training Tips for Beginner Triathletes

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Posted May 1, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

More than a million non-professional athletes compete in triathlons in the US every year, an increase of more than 40 percent in less than a decade. And according to statistics, released by USA Triath

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