October 15, 2018

Killer Carbs

It seems like every few weeks a new diet fad is making the news. Focussing less on research, and more on hype, these diets claim to help people loose weight and extend their life. But what does the research say? A new study published in the Lancet. Public Health 2018, 3 (9): e419-e428 examined carbohydrate intake to mortality. 15,428 adults aged between 45 to 64 years of age were studied for […]
September 17, 2018

Study: Weight Gain and Knee Cartilage Damage

BMI, short for Body Mass Index is a helpful tool used to determine if a person is overweight or obese. Use this calculator to calculate your BMI. People who have a BMI under 25 are considered normal weight, a BMI between 25 and 30 is considered overweight, and a BMI over 30 is considered obese. The study comprised of 73 random people between the ages of 40 and 79 with […]
September 12, 2018

Study: The Plantaris Muscle Tendon And Its Relationship with the Achilles Tendinopathy

The plantaris muscle is a little know muscle located at the back of the leg that extends from the back of the knee into the ankle. The plataris muscle is considered to be vestigial, meaning it is a remanent of a  larger muscle in our earlier stages of evolution. Because it is of such minor significance the plantaris is often used as a surgical graft for Achilles’ tendon repair. Recently […]
September 10, 2018

Study: 13-Minute Weight Training Intervals Can Lead To Muscle Gains

A recent study showed encouraging results for those interested in increasing muscle strength and who are short on time. Thirty-four healthy individuals were randomly assigned to 3 experimental groups, performing a range of exercises over an eight week period. At the end of the eight weeks, muscle strength was evaluated and compared.  The results showed that individuals who worked out just 13-minutes three times a week had a marked increase […]
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