Posts Tagged ‘ Strength Training ’

Side Plank can improve Scoliosis

February 10, 2015
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A recent article in the online journal Medical News Today has reported findings of a study into yoga poses and scoliosis. The study found that “erforming a single yoga pose for 90 seconds for at least 3 days a week could reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis in as little as 3 months.” The pose is…

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The hormones released during exercise

March 24, 2014
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Just read a great article which outlines the biochemistry (in layman’s terms) involved in exercise and the various hormones that are at play. There is some really interesting research which tells you how to maximise the benefits, and things like the order in which you do certain exercises can make a massive difference. For example…

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Exercise Can Change Your DNA

August 5, 2013
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A new study has shown for the first time what happens at a genetic level when we exercise. The findings add a whole new level of support to the idea that regular exercise helps people lose weight. We know that exercising requires your body to burn fats, carbohydrates or protein to obtain fuel, but this…

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Walking Vs Strength Training for Back Pain

June 5, 2013
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A new study has looked at which is more effective for people with chronic lower back pain – specific strengthening exercises or walking. A lot of people make a lot of noise about core strengthening programs and I absolutely believe they play a role in supporting the lower back, but they need to be part…

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The Benefits of Strength Training in the Elderly

August 18, 2009
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We’ve previously looked at the effects of exercise on reducing the risk of falls in the elderly (http://thegoodhealthjournal.com/?p=10), following on from that I’d like to look at a couple of studies that examine the role of weight/resistance training on improving the physical function of “older adults” and then a study which has shown that having…

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