Fitness Factoids

Facts you didn't know about lifting, cardio, beetroot and more!

light weightThe old bodybuilding adage “You’ve got to lift big to get big” has been around for decades but many also believe that using lighter weights and training to muscular failure is just as effective at stimulating muscle growth


Fitness Factoids: Volume 84

Fruit and Vfruits-and-vegetablesegetable Intake Associated with Extended Lifespan

As we begin to gain a better understanding of epigenetics, or the way our environment impacts our genes, we also begin to clear up some of the mystery behind food and its impact on determining various aspects of our health. According to a recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, fruit, vegetable, and fiber intake are associated with a lowered risk of all causes mortality in people who are considered high risk for developing cardiovascular disease. 



Fitness Factoids: Volume 83


Walnuts Slow Prostate Canwalnutscer Growth


According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men. And it's estimated that the disease will claim the lives of nearly 30,000 suffers in 2014 alone. Now a new study conducted by researchers at UC Davis and published in the Journal of Medicinal Food is reporting that walnuts appear to the ability to slow the growth of prostate cancer according to a recent study. Previous studies have indicated that walnuts have the ability to slow prostate tumor size, but researchers decided to test whether or not walnuts had the ability to reduce the actual growth of the cancer itself




Fitness Factoids: Volume 82


Study Identifies Potent New Supplement. Bone loss and degradation of connective tissues is one of the inescapable realities of aging. And although resistance training has been proven to have a protective and strengthening effect that slows age related bone loss, but none-the-less there’s still no escaping father time. Traditionally supplements containing both Vitamin D and Calcium have been used as remedies to aid in calcium absorption in an effort to slow bone loss.


Fitness Factoids: Volume 81

medidietaMediterranean Diet Linked To Reduced Risk of Kidney Disease. The Mediterranean diet is among the most studied and researched forms of dietary and lifestyle management.


Fitness Factoids: Volume 80

Coffee Improves Liver Function
If you’vecoffee been searching for a reason to upgrade to the monstrous 30oz Trenti size the next time you head to Starbucks, science may finally have provided that extra push you needed to send your adrenals into overdrive. Researchers from the National Caner Institute have published a new study in the journal Hepatology that has identified a liver protective effect from the world’s second most popular drink. For the study researchers collected survey data and took blood samples from 27,000 participants in order to determine their liver health.


Fitness Factoids: Volume 79

Resistancmusclememorye Training Enhances Memory

Resistance training has been proven to help improve insulin sensitivity, reduce the risk of developing diabetes, improve bone density, and reduce the risk of osteoarthritis, along with a number of other well documented benefits to our physiological health. However, a new study published in the journal Acta Physchologica shows that what we do in the gym can have a last impact on the most powerful muscle in our body – the brain. 



Fitness Factoids: Volume 78

Curry Spiccurrye May Aid in Brain Repair

Plant based medicines have been synthesized and practiced for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Curcumin, one of the primary components of curry, has been found in numerous studies to have anti-inflammatory properties that can significantly help reduce inflammation in the body with proper supplementation. However, new research published in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy shows that one of curry’s lesser known compounds might have the ability to help regenerate brain cells. 




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