Thursday, 21 October 2010

How to lose belly fat & get that 6 pack!

No great secrets really;
In order to strip the fat you need to address both your diet and exercise regimens.
A diet low in fat and not overloaded with carbs will help.  
Then you need to work on your cardio to reduce your body fat percentage; you need to work at a moderate to high intensity to enable maximum calorie burn (puffed out but able to speak short sentences).
Combine this with targeted and whole body (functional) core/abs work to shape those muscles from the inside out; remembering to include lower back exercises in your program to balance your body.
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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Exercise reduces the risk of female cancers

Women who exercise and keep active are nearly 30 per cent less likely to develop womb cancer than couch potatoes - according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer. 

A team from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda (NCI), Maryland, US found a strong link between the amount of exercise and physical activity women do and a lower risk of developing womb cancer; which is the fourth most common cancer in women with more than 7,500 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK.

Dr Steven Moore, lead author of the NCI study, said: "Physical activity is known to reduce risk for breast and colon cancer, and now our study has found that physical activity can reduce risk for womb cancer as well.We already knew that maintaining a healthy body weight is an important way to reduce the risk of womb cancer, but our study showed that physical activity has a protective effect of its own."

Commenting on the findings, John Searle, chief medical officer of the UK's Fitness Industry Association (FIA) said: "The findings provide yet another reason to engage ourselves in physical activity. Engaging women in physical activity and educating them around the health benefits of participation is essential for lowering the risk of diseases such as this and the other disease areas that physical activity can help protect against." 

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Exercise good for fibromyalgia

A recent article published in The Journal of Pain and led by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, repots that adolescents with fibromyalgia and are physically active report lower levels of pain and disability.

(Fibromyalgia is a condition characterised by widespread pain and heightened response to pressure).

The research objectives were to measure physical activity levels in adolescents with JPFS, examine differences and characteristics of high and low activity subjects, and explore the impact of psychiatric disorders on physical activity.

Results showed that adolescents with JPFS did not engage in physical activities and aerobic exercise at levels recommended by their physicians. Low levels of exercise in these patients are troubling to clinicians who view exercise as a major component for improved pain management.

In the small number of patients who maintained very high levels of physical exercise, the reported pain levels were lower than the inactive group, perhaps due to exercising, and their parents reported they had lower depressive symptoms and disability than inactive subjects.