Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes Remission

A clinical trial recently showed that nearly half of individuals with type 2 diabetes achieved remission to a non-diabetic state after a weight-loss intervention delivered within 6 years of diagnosis. Now a study published August 2nd in the journal Cell Metabolism reveals that this successful response to weight loss is associated with the early and… Continue reading Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes Remission

Step Away From the Kettlebell!

Should your athlete or client swing a Kettlebell? The answer, as it often is in fitness, is “it depends.” Kettlebells are everywhere in the fitness world. Every McFitness health club, every training center, every studio and then some. And everyone who’s watched 60 seconds of Youtube videos thinks they know how to swing them. But… Continue reading Step Away From the Kettlebell!

Healthier Heart, Healthier Gut

It turns out that exercise can do more than slim down your waistline and boost heart health. It might also make what’s inside your gut healthier, according to a new study by San Francisco State University. In this first-of-its-kind study, just published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, recent SF State… Continue reading Healthier Heart, Healthier Gut

Weight Loss, Blood Flow and Low-carb Diets

Personal note: As a user of low-carb and ketogenic nutrition plans and diets, I’ve always found them beneficial for weight loss, fat loss, brain, skin and joint health and for energy levels overall. This study highlights something not predicted, especially for women. Source: University of Missouri – Columbia According to the Centers for Disease Control… Continue reading Weight Loss, Blood Flow and Low-carb Diets

Dementia in retired NFL and NHL players

New University at Buffalo research is adding important information to the body of knowledge about the cognitive and behavioral status of a group of retired professional athletes who spent their careers in contact sports. The study findings, from UB’s Healthy Aging Mind Project, were published today online before print in the Journal of Head Trauma… Continue reading Dementia in retired NFL and NHL players

Your Vision, Your Brain and Exercise

Pretty interesting piece about a study at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Researchers found evidence of improved vision during exercise. The human brain is fascinating and just barely understood. It’s universally accepted that the benefits of exercise go well beyond fitness, from reducing the risk of disease to improving sleep and enhancing mood.… Continue reading Your Vision, Your Brain and Exercise

Your Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss

This study was small, but may provide some interesting insight into how our gut bacteria impact our ability to lose weight. Source: Mayo Clinic A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose weight,… Continue reading Your Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss