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At Body-By-Rick, we NOT only seek to transform your body, your health and your fitness - we also seek to educate you on the finer things of fitness and beyond.

That's why we have developed this page - with links to the latest fitness news, resources and articles from ScienceDaily - one of the Internet's most trusted and reliable sources of information on exercise science, medical health and fitness.

Do check them up for your personal development and self-education on fitness.

Older adults: Double your protein to build more muscle
Friday, January 30, 2015

Older adults may need to double up on the recommended daily allowance of protein to efficiently maintain and build muscle. Current US recommendations for daily dietary protein intake are 0.8 grams/kilogram of body weight (roughly 62 g of protein per day for a 170-pound person). ..
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How to make your New Year's resolution last one year, not one month
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A kinesiologist breaks down some simple steps to stick to your weight loss resolution for the full year. "If you start with lofty goals, it's easy to become discouraged if you don't meet those goals right away," she says. "Start by trying to do something once or twice a week for short durations o... ..
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Both weight loss, weight gain linked with increased fracture risk
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Both weight gain and weight loss in older (postmenopausal) women are associated with increased incidence of fracture, but at different anatomical sites, finds a study. The findings also challenge the traditional view that weight gain protects against fractures. ..
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New Canadian guideline to help prevent, manage adult obesity
Monday, January 26, 2015

A new Canadian guideline to help prevent and manage obesity in adult patients recommends body mass index measurement for both prevention and management and structured behavioral changes to help those who are overweight or obese to lose weight. The guideline is aimed at physicians and health care ... ..
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For university students, walking beats sitting
Monday, January 26, 2015

Walking classrooms are better for not only for students' physical health, but classroom engagement, a study shows. What began in a response to a physical activity challenge for the computer science facultyat one university has become a study in how education and fitness can be combined to improve... ..
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Beetroot juice improves exercise function of COPD patients, study shows
Saturday, January 24, 2015

A study to investigate the effects of acute beetroot juice ingestion on the exercise capacity of COPD patients shows some promise, but a larger clinical trial is needed to verify results, scientists report. ..
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Newer foam rollers benefit muscles, not hair
Friday, January 23, 2015

“Think of your muscles as shoelaces,” advises an exercise physiologist. “If you have a knot in your muscle, stretching pulls it tighter.” The answer to eliminating the knots and restoring optimal flexibility is foam rollers, this expert says. ..
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More realistic physical activity targets needed, say experts
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Physical activity guidelines should focus on getting inactive people to do a little activity rather than strive for the entire population to meet the current target of 150 minutes of moderate activity a week, say experts. ..
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Group walking cuts risk of life-threatening conditions
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, depression and other life-threatening conditions can be reduced through regular outdoor walking in groups, according to research. Findings reveal that people who regularly walk in groups have lower blood pressure, resting heart rate and total cholesterol. ..
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Sitting for long periods increases risk of disease and early death, regardles...
Monday, January 19, 2015

The amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death, regardless of regular exercise, according to a review study. ..
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