What are the Effects of 12 Weeks of Physical Training on Body Composition & Physical Fitness in Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Effects of 12 Weeks of Physical Training on Body Composition and Physical Fitness in Military Recruits. Background The aim of this study was to analyse the morphological and functional changes in military recruits after twelve weeks of physical training. Methods The sample consisted of 130 volunteer recruits aged 18–19 years. Anthropometric variables… Read More


What are the Short- and Long-term Effects of Diving on Pulmonary Function?

Research Paper Title Short- and long-term effects of diving on pulmonary function. Abstract The diving environment provides a challenge to the lung, including exposure to high ambient pressure, altered gas characteristics and cardiovascular effects on the pulmonary circulation. Several factors associated with diving affect pulmonary function acutely and can potentially cause prolonged effects that may… Read More

Can Vitamin D Prevent Cold & Flu?

“PRONE to sniffles? Some vitamin D might help. More than 3 million people in the UK would avoid having colds and flu every year if they took vitamin D supplements. That’s according to an analysis of data from nearly 11,000 people. The analysis used data from 25 clinical trials and found that vitamin D supplements can cut the proportion… Read More

Appreciate Each Breath…

“‘Catch your breath quickly now, while you may,’ he stated. ‘Breath is the least appreciated gift of the gods. None sing hymns to it, praising the good air, breathed by king and beggar, master and dog alike. But, oh to be without it! Appreciate each breath, Rild, as though it were your last – for… Read More

Brain Volume & Cardiorespiratory Fitness

New research, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), suggests that greater cardiorespiratory fitness in middle aged adults is associated with more brain volume and greater white matter integrity measured five years later. Reference Zhu, N., JAcobs, D.R., Schreiner, P.J., Launer, L.J., Whitmer, R.A., Sidney, S., Demerath, E., Thomas, W., Bouchard, C., He, K., Erus, G., Battapady,… Read More

Pregnant Women & Physical Activity

Research Paper Title Level and Intensity of Objectively Assessed Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women from Urban Ethiopia. Background Women in low-income countries are generally considered to have a high physical workload which is sustained during pregnancy. Although most previous studies have been based on questionnaires a recent meta-analysis of doubly labeled water data has raised… Read More

Poor Fitness + High Heart Rate = Risk Factor for Death?

A high heart rate is a risk factor for death, not just a sign of poor fitness. Researchers have said that a high heart rate may be an independent risk factor for mortality, after finding that men with higher rates were more likely to die even if they were physically fit. The researchers tracked the… Read More