Month: August 2009

World’s Strongest Toddler

Should children be identified from an early age as genetically gifted, thereby providing them with an early entry into some targeted sport? We’ve certainly seen cases where gifted athletes find success in sports that were pushed on them as young children, but should this be further supported by genetic testing?

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Exercise inhibits weight loss – just a myth

Leading experts in exercise and weight management have taken strong exception to assertions that exercise can inhibit weight loss by over-stimulating the appetite. Responding to a statement recently published online and in print, John Jakicic, who chairs a committee on obesity prevention and treatment for the American College of Sports Medicine said “There is strong evidence from the majority of the scientific literature that physical activity is an important component for initial weight loss.”