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Does Low Intensity Exercise Burn The Most Fat?

A very common believe that people have is that low intensity exercise is the best way to lose body weight, especially body fat. The misconception is in fact because of the energy exchange ratio (RER), whereby below the value of 0.86, a higher percentage of fat is being burned for fuel. Thus, people think that […]

Essential Fatty Acid

We know that too much fat in our daily diet has a negative impact on our health and our waistlines, however we also need to know that there are fatty acids that our body needs and they are known to be “essential fatty acids”, also commonly termed as “good fats”. Linoleic Acid (LA) and Alpha-Linolenic […]

Diabetes Patients Should Have Regular Exercise, Weight Training

To reduce their cardiovascular risk, people with type 2 diabetes should do at least two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate-intensity or one-and-a-half hours per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercises, plus some weight training, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The global increase in overweight […]

Men and Osteoporosis

Largely thought of as a female disease, osteoporosis currently affects 2 million men in the United States. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), an estimated 12 million more are at risk. Despite the large number affected, the NOF reports that osteoporosis in males is still “underdiagnosed and underreported” (; retrieved May 21, 2008). Our […]

20 Power Foods

We make our way to the supermarkets weekly to pick up our supplies for the week, and each time we are faced with thousands of options and aisles of products. With our day already packed with other errands to run, we simply cannot calculate the calories of each food item to make decision, but we […]

Optimistic Heart Patients Live Longer

Researcher from Duke University, Medical Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, gave 2818 heart disease patients a coronary angiography to evaluate blood flow in the heart. Patients were then tracked for approximately 15 years to determine whether outlook had an effect on physical health and survival. After 15 years, 1637 people had died, and 54% […]

Dengue Fever

What is Dengue Fever? Dengue fever is caused by a virus which is transmitted by an infected Aedes mosquito – Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite infected humans, and later transmit infection to other people they bite. The disease usually is self-limiting but in some people can present with life-threatening […]

Exercise = Happiness

A report from Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology suggesting that exercise is associated with feelings of excitement and enthusiasm. For the study, 190 university students maintained daily journals that provided details on their physical activity, sleep, stress and more. Physical activity bouts were recorded only if they lasted 15 minutes or longer. The researchers […]

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve — the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. The median nerve provides feeling and movement to the […]

Drink Water to Drop Weight

New clinical evidence shows that drinking water prior to eating can be an effective weight loss tool. The researchers had found in earlier studies that middle-aged and older people who drank 2 cups of water right before a meal ate 75-90 fewer calories during that meal. In the  recent studies led by associate professor in the […]

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