What are the Benefits to Older Adults of Exceeding the WHO Recommended Exercise Levels?

New research has shown that older adults who exercised above current recommended levels were twice as likely to avoid health conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and be in optimal physical and mental shape. New research has shown that older adults who exercise above current recommended levels have a reduced risk of… Read More

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Obesity-Prone & Obesity-Resistant People: Some Myths & Facts

Introduction We all know someone who eat like a horse yet remains as skinny as a rake, while one of your other friend’s seem to pile on the pounds just by thinking about food. At the heart of the difference is metabolism (the sum of the chemical reactions occurring in the body at any given time).… Read More

How Many Calories Does a Press-up (Push-Up) Burn?

Introduction Estimates of exactly how many calories a single press-up (or push-up) burns vary somewhat, from about 0.29 calories each to 0.36 calories per press-up, depending on the research you cite (Cohen, 2012; McCall, 2017). However, a 2014 study from researchers at Arizona State University (Vezina et al., 2014) (and based on an earlier thesis… Read More