Commercial Weight-Loss Program May Outperform DIY Approach

A widely available commercial weight-management program led to greater reductions in weight than an unstructured, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, according to new data published recently in JAMA Network Open. In a randomized clinical trial that included almost 400 adults from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, participants who were assigned to WW, formerly known … Read more

There’s more to working out than just building muscle – it’s good for your brain, too

Now that Canada’s all-too-brief beach season has drawn to a close once again, you may be tempted to push the dumbbells to the back of the closet – to forsake vanity, forget bulging muscles and focus instead on the whole-body aerobic fitness that’s so tightly linked to health and longevity. But a recent study from … Read more

Best strategy for weight loss: Cardio vs strength | Health

For decades, conventional wisdom said that cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must do move for reviving your metabolism and increasing the resting metabolic rate. The key to achieving any fitness goal is to be consistent and if weight loss is your … Read more

Intense Workouts May Be Detrimental to Mental Health and Memory

A new study from researchers at Dartmouth College found that when it comes to intense gym workouts and mental health, less may be more. Participants in the study who exercised at a low intensity performed better at some memory tasks than those who worked out intensely. And men and women who performed intense workouts, as … Read more