Blog Archives

Researchers quantify how many years of life are gained by being physically active

In a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, researchers have quantified how many years of life are gained by being physically active at different levels, among all individuals as well as among various groups with different body mass index.

Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-11-quantify-years-life-gained-physically.html#jCp

via Researchers quantify how many years of life are gained by being physically active.

Advertisements

Why getting physically stronger will help you live longer

S

trength is a key factor in longevity and an extended healthy life. And in fact, resistance training may be the single most important thing you can add to your fitness regimen. Here’s how getting stronger will make you harder to kill.

 

via Why getting physically stronger will help you live longer.

Why current strategies for fighting obesity are not working

‎”the researchers conclude that food restriction alone is not effective in reducing obesity, explaining that although caloric restriction produces weight loss, this process triggers hunger and the body’s natural defense to preserve existing body weight, which leads to a lower resting metabolic rate and notable changes in how the body burns calories. As a result, energy requirements after weight loss can be reduced from 170 to 250 calories for a 10 percent weight loss and from 325 to 480 calories for a 20 percent weight loss. These findings provide insight concerning weight loss plateau and the common occurrence of regaining weight after completing a weight loss regimen.”

via Why current strategies for fighting obesity are not working.

%d bloggers like this: