Fitting Fitness into a Busy Life

Fitting Fitness into a Busy Life

Posted Apr 3, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

Finding it tough to work fitness into your busy schedule? Try these time-management and exercise strategies to help keep it on the calendar. Schedule your workout first thing in the morning (before l

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

Total Vegetarian Fitness

Total Vegetarian Fitness

Posted Mar 27, 2013 by Gym Source in Nutrition.

Whether it’s for health or ideological reasons, more and more people are following a vegetarian diet. A recent study indicated that 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians. What’s more, these same s

Take a Break from your Diet

Take a Break from your Diet

Posted Mar 26, 2013 by Gym Source in Weight Loss/Weight Management.

If your diet is driving you crazy, it’s probably time to take a break – really! Experts advise that taking strategic breaks during a weight loss diet can help dieters continue the program and supp

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

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

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–

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

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

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

Eat Like a VIP Trainer

Eat Like a VIP Trainer

Posted Feb 21, 2013 by Gym Source in Nutrition.

Physical trainers are on the front lines of fitness, and are often asked for advice on diet and nutrition as much as they are about exercise. In fact, according to a recent survey by the American Coun