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

Fitness Illustrated

See an astonishing new you with Fitness Illustrated

Fitness Illustrated is a visual, straightforward approach to core fitness concepts, exercise programming, nutrition, and weight management. Photos, illustrations, and explanations depict how a body changes through aerobic and strength training so you can customise routines to maximise benefits and address specific needs and goals. Continue reading See an astonishing new you with Fitness Illustrated

How diet and lifestyle choices impact athletic performance and risk of infection

How diet and lifestyle choices impact athletic performance and risk of infection

Professional athletes like football (Soccer) players are exposed to large amounts of physiological and psychological stress, which can increase infection susceptibility and threaten availability for training and competition. A new journal article investigates what effect diet and lifestyle choices have on those at increased risk.

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Oxford named the UK’s fittest city

New research into fitness levels across the country has revealed Oxford to be the UK’s fittest city.

The survey of 2000 adults found that residents in Oxford do more exercise than those who live in any other city, with 74 per cent claiming to workout at least once a week.

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Illness makes you unhappy, but unhappiness doesn’t make you ill

It had been thought that being unhappy was bad for health – particularly for the heart.

But the decade-long analysis, published in the UK medical journal the Lancet,  said previous studies had just confused cause and effect.

A series of previous studies had shown that how happy people are, strongly predicts how long they are going to live.

Ideas included detrimental changes in stress hormones or the immune system resulting in a higher risk of death.

But the research team in the UK and Australia said those studies failed to deal with reverse causality – namely, that people who are ill are not very happy.

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