Psychology / Psychiatry Sports Medicine / Fitness

Too much exercise may affect our ability to make decisions

A new study finds that exercise not only causes muscle fatigue but could also affect the brain. The authors conclude that overexercising might reduce our capacity to make decisions. A recent study concludes that intensive exercise may affect cognitive abilities. Researchers at Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, France, have found that overtraining syndrome may […]

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Sports Medicine / Fitness

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying

New research supports the idea that spending more time standing during waking hours can help to counteract some of the negative consequences of sedentary lifestyles. New research finds that standing expends more energy than sitting or lying down and makes up for sedentarism. Compared with sitting or lying down for the same amount of time, […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Sports Medicine / Fitness

Physical inactivity for 2 decades linked with twice the mortality risk

Experts have long associated sedentary lifestyles with poor health outcomes, but a recent study was a little more specific. It found that those who had led a physically inactive life for at least 20 years had a twofold greater risk of premature death when compared with physically active people. New research suggests that 2 decades […]