Core Stability Training: Kitchen vs Gym

If anyone tells you that you have to go to the gym or use some type of inflatable ball to exercise your core, just show them this picture. Making cakes has never been so much fun… Advertisements Advertisements

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Comparing Traditional & Novel Metrics to Quantify Resistance Training

Research Paper Title A comparison of traditional and novel metrics to quantify resistance training. Background Common estimates of external training intensity for resistance exercise do not incorporate inter-set recovery duration, and might not reflect the overall demands of training. This study aimed to assess novel metrics of exercise density (ED) during resistance exercise, and how… Read More

The Rejuvenating Powers of High-Intensity Interval Training

“HIIT it! We’re often told that exercise is the best medicine, and it now seems that regular high intensity interval training (HIIT), in particular, is great for reversing the declining ability of our cells to generate energy. HIIT involves short bursts of very intense activity, interspersed with recovery periods of lower-intensity exercise. Sreekumaran Nair at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his colleagues assigned… Read More

Exergaming (XBOX Kinect™) versus Traditional Gym-based Exercise

Research Paper Title Exergaming (XBOX Kinect™) versus traditional gym-based exercise for postural control, flow and technology acceptance in healthy adults: a randomised controlled trial. Background The use of exergaming is a potential alternative to traditional methods of balance training, which can be repetitive and somewhat monotonous. The purpose of this study was to assess the… Read More

Emotion & Exercise Physiology: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Real-time Physiological Emotion Detection Mechanisms: Effects of Exercise and Affect Intensity. Abstract The development of systems capable of recognising and categorising emotions is of interest to researchers in various scientific areas including artificial intelligence. The traditional notion that emotions and rationality are two separate realms has gradually been challenged. The work of neurologists has shown the strong relationship… Read More

Doctors, Exercise & their Miracle Cure

Research Paper Title Exercise: The Miracle Cure and the Role of the Doctor in Promoting It. Abstract The big four “proximate” causes of preventable ill-health are: smoking, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and alcohol excess. Of these, the importance of regular exercise is the least well-known. Relatively low levels of increased activity can make a… Read More