Is the "right shoe for you" just BS?
Jul 21 8:48 a.m.
"Injury rates were high among all the runners, but they were highest among the soldiers who had received shoes designed specifically for their foot types. If anything, wearing the “right” shoes for their particular foot shape had increased trainees’ chances of being hurt."
You're running, but are you cruisin'?
Jul 19 6:23 a.m.
"Jogging tracks and state-of-the-art fitness centres are standard on most big ships, but increasingly so are wellness education classes, metabolic testing and cutting edge fitness classes, from kettlebell workouts to TRX suspension training, which borrows technology from U.S. Navy Seals."
The Men Who Stare at Screens
Jul 14 9 a.m.
"Regular workout sessions do not appear to fully undo the effects of prolonged sitting. 'There seem to be different pathways' involved in the beneficial physiological effects of exercising and the deleterious impacts of sitting..."
Marathon car push?
Jul 13 6:44 a.m.
A Surrey man will push a car 26 miles for charity.
"I've been doing a lot of squats, about 1,500 a session, and a fair amount of running."
Your Brain on Exercise
Jul 09 9:19 a.m.
'...mice given access to running wheels had about 50 percent less BMP-related brain activity within a week"
How to avoid heatstroke
Jul 08 9:34 a.m.
"With every 1 percent loss in body weight due to dehydration, the body's temperature rises a half-degree, Casa says."
Are toning shoes for real?
Jun 30 6:58 a.m.
"EasyTone shoes generate 28% more muscle activity in the gluteus maximus muscles of test subjects and 11% more in their hamstrings and calves.
(But expert) David Davidson ...says he's suspicious of any shoes that come with an instructional booklet and DVD."
Weights or Cardio: Which is Best?
Jun 29 7:46 a.m.
"Weight training has a tendency to produce stiffening of the arteries (poor arterial compliance). ... balancing weight training with aerobic exercise, which tends to reduce arterial stiffening, seems like a good safeguard."