Chronic Pain and Exercise Physiology

  Pain is the most common reason people seek medical help. If this pain persists for a period longer than 6 months or beyond expected healing time it is then considered to be chronic pain. One in five Australians suffer with chronic pain and this prevalence increases to one in three people over the age of […]

Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat

If you want to battle belly fat as you age, new research suggests you need to add weight training to your exercise regimen. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that combining aerobic activities with weight, or resistance, training is key to preserving muscle and avoiding weight gain, particularly age-related belly fat. “Because aging is associated with sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass, […]

Study: Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity

“Just a 20-minute brisk walk each day can lower odds of early death”   Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests. However, even a little exercise — a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example — is enough to reduce the risk of an early death by as much as 30 […]

Stevia and Sugar Substitutes

Stevia What It Is: This natural, no-calorie sweetener, made from a South American plant, has been around for centuries. It’s now in sodas and sports drinks, as well as tabletop packets (usually green), liquid drops, dissolvable tablets, and spoonable products, as well as baking blends. Among brand names, SweetLeaf is a sweetener made from stevia extract, and both […]

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