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Older Adults: Build Muscle And You’ll Live Longer

  The more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely, new research shows. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition — and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI — is a better predictor of all-cause mortality. “In other words, the greater your […]

10 Fascinating Brain Facts

Impress and amaze your friends and colleagues with these 10 fascinating “brain facts”! The average brain, which weighs about 3 pounds, has approximately 100 billion neurons.   There are about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain.   You continue to make new neurons throughout life as long as you use your brain in […]

Top 5 False Nutrition Claims You Need To Know

We are constantly receiving loads of fitness and nutrition information everyday, especially now that we are almost always connected through the Internet. As consumers we need to determine the authenticity of the information that is available online, and is the claim is reliable and valid. Let us look at the 5 most common claims that […]

6 Common Exercise Myths

Although some old fitness fictions, such as “no pain, no gain” and “spot reducing” are fading fast, plenty of other exercise misconceptions still exist. Here are some of the very common exercise myths as well as the not-so-common facts based on current exercise research.   Exercise Myth 1. You Will Burn More Fat If You […]

2014 Food Trends To Watch

We’re firmly established in the new year, and so are some of the food and nutrition trends that experts are predicting will unfold this year. Here is a quick roundup from various sources on what we can expect, for your reading pleasure: Give it a lemon squeeze! Lemon in pure juice forms, in pastries and […]

Extreme Fitness: A Craze Getting Out Of Hand?

Revised: August 2017 It is common that clients tend to judge fitness professionals by the intensity of their classes or sessions. It’s even a compliment to say an instructor teaches really hard workouts. A “brutal” workout equals a good workout. Must it always be this way? Over the past decade in Singapore, the push toward […]

Exercise and Brain Function

Over the past few years we have seen the increased attention to the benefits of exercise on our brain function. This does not apply only on the ageing population but it applies to all of us. In the book “Spark” by John Ratey discusses how children who exercises often showed improved performance on academic tests. […]

Strength Training Is Best For Flexibility?

Flexibility improves range of motion and reduces wear on soft and hard tissue. Much research has emerged touting various best practices to improve flexibility. A study presented recently at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 57th Annual Meeting in Baltimore suggests that resistance training, in some cases, may beat static stretching for enhancing range of […]

Cholesterol: What You Need To Know

We have heard it many times, “What goes up must come down”. In the case of high cholesterol, you must bring the level down if you want to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. The big question is, how to bring it down? Unfortunately, gravity is not going to help.     What […]

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