Research: Not All Obesity Is The Same

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.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323777.php

Rest: Vital For Ultimate Fitness

Muscle-building does not occur during exercise. Rather, exercise tears down muscles, which then rebuild and adapt during the post-exercise rest and recovery period. That is why, typically, specific muscle groups should not be worked on consecutive days. They should be allowed to recover for at least 48 hours, though 72 hours is generally best. The link below explains the scientific process.

https://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/recoveryUNM.html