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Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies

Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies
1) An evolutionary clue to how our bodies burn calories When anthropologist Herman Pontzer set off from Hunter College in New York to Tanzania to study one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet, he expected to find a group of calorie burning machines. Unlike Westerners, who increasingly spend their waking hours glued to chairs, the Hadza are on the move most of the time. Men typically go off and hunt — chasing and killing animals, climbing trees in search of wild honey. Women forage for plants, dig up tubers, and comb bushes for berries. "They're on the high end of physical activity for any population that's been looked at ever," Pontzer said. By studying the Hadza's lifestyle, Pontzer thought he would find evidence to back the conventional wisdom about why obesity has become such a big problem worldwide. In the dry, open terrain, they found study subjects among several Hadza families. When they crunched the numbers, the results were astonishing. Javier Zarracina/Vox

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5 exercises to roll out tight muscles The foam roller is an excellent tool for cyclists, according to Lorna Chapman of fitness studio Luna Yoga & Health - but you need to persevere and learn to love it! You can pick up a foam roller for a modest outlay at most good sports shops. Once you've done so, try the following exercises to improve your flexibility and help your muscles recover after a long ride. It's always worth stretching after a ride, too. 1. Glutes

Training Principles To Build An Athletic Body Page 1 of 2 Like building a great career, building a strong, athletic body takes consistent hard work over time. Building your body is a “what have you done for me lately” business, and while promises of quick fixes are abundant, the best results come from long-term dedication. How can we prevent type 2 diabetes in children? Type 2 diabetes used to be known as adult-onset diabetes because it tended to occur mainly in people over the age of 40. But as obesity levels around the world continue to soar, so has the number of young adults with the disease. The global prevalence of diabetes among teenagers and young adults (aged 10-24) has risen from an estimated 2.8% in 1990 to 3.2% in 2015.

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Childhood Obesity Causes & Consequences 1 DHHS, AIM for a Healthy Weight, page 5. Available online: - 2MB] 2Snyder TD, Dillow SA, Hoffman CM. Digest 81. of education statistics 2008. Learn how to wheelie, with Anna Glowinski There’s a sound practical reason why you’d want to learn how to wheelie: it helps you manoeuvre the bike up and over obstacles. But perhaps more importantly in many people's eyes, it's old-school cool. In this video, Anna Glowinski talks you through the basics, from getting into the right starting position and correct gear, then leaning back to find the right balance point, and keeping the bike rolling smoothly with judicious dabs of pedals and rear brake.

Faster Running For best results, start with a recent race time. Using an old race time tells you what you could have run for other distances at the time of the race, but not necessarily what you could run now. Training Paces: Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest health threat: AMA Obesity is overtaking smoking as the biggest preventable health threat, the AMA has warned, issuing a call for a sugar tax and controls on junk food ads as part of a broad national strategy. The nation’s peak medical group has sounded the alarm on the creeping health problem, warning that the failure to check the prevalence of overweight and obesity was condemning millions to serious and preventable health problems, and unnecessarily lumbering the nation with a multi-billion dollar health problem. “The management of the obesity crisis in Australia is a national and economic priority,” the AMA said in its Position Statement on Obesity 2016, noting evidence indicating that it was “overtaking smoking as the major cause of preventable death in Australia”. A sizeable problem It called on the Federal Government to undertake national coordination of a ‘whole of society’ response to obesity which included specific national goals for reducing obesity and its health effects. A tax in time

Low back pain isn’t for Christmas, let alone life Many riders are troubled by low back pain, and it seems common that it has become an accepted 'just part of being a cyclist'. Three hours into a group ride and you can see a bit of squirming and sitting upright going on. The low back area is a bit of a nightmare when it comes to muscles, tendons, nerves and bones. VO2max calculated from a race result Using the result of a race (>1.5 km) it is possible to predict your VO2 max score (Daniels 2005)[1]. For an analysis of your VO2 max score see the VO2 max page. Analysis Analysis of the test result is by comparing it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's VO2 max.