In the search for performance improvements in exercise, researchers are now casting their eye over the growing benefits of dark chocolate. The known health benefits of this tasty treat may even translate into improved athletic performance as well.There has been much scientific (and public) interest in the potential health benefits of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains … [Read more...] about Dark chocolate: the next hot sports supplement?
There is a lot of focus put on the effects of excess weight on heart health. Yet being physically active is just as important in protecting against heart disease, especially once a woman gets beyond 30 years of age.How a person chooses to live their life has the biggest impact on their long-term health. Excess weight, smoking, poor diet, too much alcohol and little physical … [Read more...] about Inactivity a greater heart disease risk to women than excess weight
Being more active is a goal of most people. Despite best intentions though, a busy life can make it seem just all too hard to find time to exercise on top of all the other demands of life. Now new research has given some clear pointers to just where people 'find the time' to fit in exercise in their day.Taking part in regular exercise – be it the gym, running, yoga, tennis, … [Read more...] about Can’t find time to exercise? The solution is in front of you
Evidence continues to grow that physical activity after a cancer diagnosis is linked to a better cancer survival outlook.Being physically active is now recognised as a potent ‘cancer-preventing’ habit. Some estimates link regular physical activity to as much as a 20 to 40% lower risk of colon and post-menopausal breast cancer and a potential benefit in lowering prostate … [Read more...] about Being active improves cancer survival odds
Physical activity is promoted for its benefit on fitness and helping burn up excess kilojoules. Now scientists are beginning to unravel secondary benefits it could have by dampening activation of brain regions that drive our desire for less-healthy high-kilojoule foods.Physical activity has many health benefits and is a cornerstone of lifestyle advice to help with weight … [Read more...] about Exercise changes our desire for unhealthy foods