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Yo-Yo dieting dangerous even if you’re not overweight

•Losing and regaining weight repeatedly, known as weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may increase the risk of death from heart disease among ...

What Molecules You Leave on Your Phone Reveal About Your Lifestyle

Your diet, medications and beauty products leave molecular traces on the objects you touch, providing an unbiased, data-driven profiling method for crime ...

Being fit Protects Against Health Risks Caused by Stress at Work

It is a well-known fact that fitness and well-being go hand in hand. But being in good shape also protects against the health problems that arise when we feel particularly stressed at work. As reported by sports scientists from the University of Basel and colleagues from Sweden, it therefore pays to stay physically active, especially during periods of high stress. ... Full story

Age no barrier to the benefits of Pilates

Pilates is definitely not just a young person’s activity if the latest University of Tasmania study is any indication. ... Full story

Multifaceted genetic impact of training

Endurance training changes the activity of thousands of genes and give rise to a multitude of altered DNA-copies, RNA, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report. The study, which also nuances the concept of muscle memory, is published in the journal PLOS Genetics. ... Full story

Training during first half of menstrual cycle most efficient

Research at Umeå University provides new insights into when during the menstrual cycle it is advantageous to periodise your strength training. The results show that training that is concentrated to the first two week of the cycle have more of an effect on muscular strength, power and muscle mass. The study is a part of a dissertation that also shows that periodic training could be implemented without any female specific exercise-related complications and was perceived positively by participants. ... Full story

Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI

Women are being encouraged to ensure their body mass index (BMI) is within a healthy range before pregnancy to ensure the best outcomes for their babies. ... Full story

An hour to stop the rot

The increased risk of death associated with sitting for eight hours a day could be offset by one hour of physical activity a day. ... Full story

Tailored texts help ‘maintain the gain’

A public health program that was modelled on University of Queensland research and designed to help people maintain the switch to a healthy lifestyle has been extended. ... Full story

Midlife fitness is linked to lower stroke risks later in life

Study Highlights: Being more physically fit in your mid- to late-40s was associated with lower stroke risks after age 65, independent of traditional stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation. Researchers suggest that physicians consider low fitness level a stroke risk factor. The study underscores how important it is to be physically fit throughout lifetime, not just when you’re younger. ... Full story

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