Avoiding yoga injuries

How to avoid yoga injuries

Most yoga injuries are minor, however occasionally significant injuries can also occur. Recently these types of injuries have been getting as much coverage as the health benefits millions of people experience from yoga. In the new book Yoga Therapyauthors Kristen Butera and Staffan Elgelid have put together some tips on how best to avoid yoga injuries.  Continue reading “How to avoid yoga injuries”

Step-by-step guidance for lifelong fitness and health

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health, Second Edition, offers the most current exercise and nutrition guidelines along with assessments, exercises, activities, and programmes for varying ages, special conditions, and fitness goals. Authoritative and comprehensive, it makes adding, enhancing, or customising a fitness and health routine safe and effective. Continue reading Step-by-step guidance for lifelong fitness and health

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Exercise not drugs for lower back pain

Back pain is a common complaint, affecting one in six people at any given time, pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common.

The pain often disappears within a few weeks. However, for many, it persists, leading to people seeking advice from their GPs. Patients are advised by the NHS to stay as active as possible, try exercises and stretches, take anti-inflammatory painkillers and use hot or cold compression packs for short-term relief. Continue reading “Exercise not drugs for lower back pain”

Stored fat actively fights attempts to lose weight

New research published in the journal Nature Communication suggests the fatter we are, the more our body appears to produce a protein that inhibits our ability to burn fat.

The findings may have implications for the treatment of obesity and other metabolic diseases.

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“Exercise in a bottle” could make physical activity unnecessary says new research

Drugs that mimic the benefits of exercise could soon become a reality thanks to breakthrough research from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre.

Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, the research exposed a thousand molecular changes that occur in our muscles when we exercise, providing the world’s first comprehensive exercise blueprint.

“Exercise is the most powerful therapy for many human diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders,” said Professor David James the head of the research group that undertook the study.

“However, for many people, exercise isn’t a viable treatment option. This means it is essential we find ways of developing drugs that mimic the benefits of exercise.”

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