Infrequent Weekly Exercise Still Provides Health Benefit

“Weekend warriors”, those who get all their exercise during the weekend may get similar health effects as those that spread their activity throughout the week. Canadian study looked at people who exercised 150 minutes per week and divided the 2300+ participants into frequent (more than 5 times per week) and infrequent (1-4 times per week) groups.…

Save Your Life: Get Off Your Ass

Whether it’s stroke, heart attack, cancer, etc., prolonged sitting increases the risk of mortality independent  of physical exercise. So it’s not enough to workout, you really need to get off your ass. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1108810 Sitting Time and All-Cause Mortality Risk in 222 497 Australian Adults Background  Prolonged sitting is considered detrimental to health, but evidence regarding the…

Television and Lack of Physical Activity is Kryptonite to Sperm

The British Journal of Sports Medicine finds watching a lot of television (20h/week or more) is associated with lowered sperm concentrations and nearly half of the group with the highest count – those that watched no television. Those exercising ≥15 h/week also had the highest sperm concentration and the lowest concentration of sperm was the group that did…