Nearly 2,500 bariatric surgery patients in a recent study were examined for various psychological and biological variables. The results found at least 4 different subtypes of obesity among the study’s participants. Why is this important? Because the standard obesity prescription of “eat less, exercise more” may not be the best solution for everyone. Each subtype could benefit more from different, specialized treatment plans based on their subtype. Follow this link for a brief discussion of the research.
Check out this short video on how to plan and start a great beginner’s workout using no-equipment calisthenics. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY NEW EXERCISE PROGRAM.
It is possible to maintain our healthy eating plans when we eat out. As long as we follow a few basic guidelines and strive to stay true to our wellness goals. Study this short essay for tips.
Rising cancer rates are linked to obesity rates among adults. But why? New research, summarized in the link below, seems to show that our cancer-fighting white blood cells become impotent when they are clogged with fat. Perhaps, we can avoid certain cancers … if only we start, today, a fitness plan to reduce our body fat stores. It is never too late to start.
The latest Gym Bro pseudo-science has 2 schools of thought: One, is to do no cardiovascular (aerobic) training at all, it is unnecessary for fitness and fat loss; second, is to only use high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for cardiovascular fitness. Both of these schools fail. Cardiovascular endurance is one of the main components of fitness, as discussed here last week. However, cardio training should be performed correctly for maximum benefit. Read this article for tips to improve your aerobic training.
Overeating during the holidays is just an accepted tradition by many. But it does not have to be that way. Check out this link for tips to enjoy all the usual Thanksgiving delights while staying on a reasonable course of nutrition.
Sleep is vital to the recovery of our bodies. How much sleep do we need?
The 5 main components of fitness are cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Too many Gym Bro scientists out there—who have little or no fitness training or education—try to convince the masses that cardiovascular training is not necessary. Their fix for all fitness goals is “lift more, lift heavier.” And they are wrong. Check out this link for a brief summary of the benefits of including cardio in your fitness program.