Overweight & Obesity

Resistance training: here's why it's so effective for weight loss

Weight lifting, also known as resistance training, has been practised for centuries as a way of building muscular strength. Research shows that resistance training, whether done via body weight, resistance bands or machines, ...

Ophthalmology

How exercise reduces cataract risk

Chinese and Australian researchers have combined studies of more than 170,000 people and found conclusive evidence that regular physical exercise reduces the risk of age-related cataracts, the cause of blindness in an estimated ...

Health

Why weight training may be the best exercise for everyone

While research shows little or no link between exercise and any meaningful long-term weight loss, that doesn't mean exercising, particularly resistance training, doesn't provide a long list of health benefits, both physical ...

Health

Tips for maintaining muscle as you age

Starting around age 35, we begin to lose muscle mass. Although regular exercisers lose muscle as they age, inactive people can lose as much as 5 percent of their muscle every decade.

Health

Vitamin D deficiency and poor muscle function in the over-60s

New research from Trinity College Dublin shows that vitamin D deficiency is an important determinant of poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over. Maintaining skeletal muscle function throughout life ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

It's never too late to start exercising, new study shows

Older people who have never taken part in sustained exercise programmes have the same ability to build muscle mass as highly trained master athletes of a similar age, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.

page 1 from 13