Treadmills vs. Outdoor Running

Physicians have, for many centuries, emphasized the need to lead a healthy lifestyle. The chances of suffering from lifestyle-related diseases are greatly reduced when you adopt a (more) healthy lifestyle. It has also been suggested that maintaining an active lifestyle also leads to a happier life – as one clears the mind of negative thoughts… Read More

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Can an Imbalance between Total Training Load & Total Recovery cause Overtraining?

Research Paper Title Excessive Treadmill Training Enhances Brain-Specific MicroRNA-34a in the Mouse Hippocampus. Background An imbalance between total training load and total recovery may cause overtraining (OT). The purpose of the present study was to verify the effects of OT on the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), its receptor tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB)… Read More

5 Healthy Practices Debunked

Thanks to the internet, the wellness trend has witnessed a massive increase in popularity over the past few years. You would think that with all the readily available information that we have today, nutrition and fitness misconceptions would be less common but, unfortunately, the renewed public interest in fitness and health has also opened the… Read More

Is the Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) an Improvement on other Aids?

Research Paper Title Metabolic Costs of Standing and Walking in Healthy Military-Age Adults: A Meta-regression. Background The Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) is a US Army planning tool that predicts physiological responses of soldiers during different dismounted troop scenarios. The researchers aimed to develop an equation that calculates standing and walking metabolic rates in healthy… Read More

Posture: Asymmetric Loads & Uneven Ground

Research Paper Title Carrying asymmetric loads while walking on an uneven surface. Background Individuals often carry asymmetric loads over challenging surfaces such as uneven or irregular terrain, which may require a higher demand for postural control than walking on an even surface. The purpose of this study was to assess postural stability in the medial-lateral… Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Treadmill Use

At this time of year, many people might be wondering why they need to buy a treadmill when it is only involved in getting fitters and weight loss. Others may be asking about the number of calories that they will end up burning as a result of using a treadmill. These and other questions will… Read More

Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Treadmill

If you are reading this article, then you might be planning to buy a treadmill shortly. Am I right? For most people, a treadmill can be a significant investment, especially for those who are more concerned about their fitness but cannot spare much time to exercise and workout in their busy routine. You might consider… Read More