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Exercise improves Memory and Brain Function

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers reviewed over one hundred studies on exercise and the effect it has on the brain. They concluded that aerobic and strength-training exercises are important for preserving brain and cognitive health. The “Exercise, Brain and Cognition Across the Lifespan” report is published in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Michelle W. Voss, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her colleagues reviewed 111 current animal and human studies to highlight the brain function benefits from aerobic exercise and strength training workouts for humans at all ages.

MET-Rx promoting 2011 Warriors Sweepstakes enter to Win a Trip to Rome

Met-Rx promoting 2011 Warriors Sweepstakes enter to Win a Trip to Rome

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(Best Syndication News) - Met-Rx has launched their 2011 Warriors Sweepstakes and if you win you can travel with you and a companion to Rome, Italy. There is also over $175,000 worth of instant giveaway prizes.

You can enter at http://metrxsweepstakes.dja.com/, but you have to be over 18 years old to enter. You also have to be a legal resident of either one of the 50 United States or from Washington D.C. You can enter the contest between April 1, 2011 through 11:59 p.m ET on May 31, 2011. The grand prize winner will be picked from a random drawing on or around June 2, 2011.

Type 2 Diabetes – Combination of Weight Training and Aerobic Exercise help Lower A1c Levels

Type 2 Diabetes – Combination of Weight Training and Aerobic Exercise help Lower A1c Levels

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(Best Syndication News) - Both weight training and aerobic exercise combined was helpful for lowering A1c levels in Type 2 Diabetes patients when comparing those that do physical activities. The benefits of lowering glycemic levels wasn't as good with those that did only one type of exercise and not the other. The HART-D trial study was conducted by Timothy S. Church, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., of Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana along with colleagues reported their findings in the November 24th issue of JAMA.

Most scientists will agree that exercise is important for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. These researchers wanted to know which exercise, aerobic, resistance (weight training) or both types of exercise would be the most beneficial to a person with type 2 diabetes.

Church and his colleagues conducted the HART-D trial study which had 262 sedentary men and women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes participate either in an aerobic training, resistance weight training, or a combination of both types to see if there would be lower A1c levels. These official name is HbA1c and is a measurement that tells what a persons blood glucose levels averaged over time. The participants were 63 percent women, 47.3 percent were non-white, average age 56 years old, had a HbA1c level of 7.7 percent, had diabetes mellitus diagnosis for 7.1 years.

How To Get Big Arm Muscles

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There are a ton of reasons to want big arms. Big arms come in just behind a flat stomach as the barometer of a good fitness level. There are three main mistakes that people make when they are trying to get big arms. The arm workout found below can add up to an inch in the first month alone, and allow you to continue to add size.

It's important that your workout program be well rounded and focus on the whole body. Therefore, someone who is relatively new to training should not focus on arms. The main goal in the beginning stages of adding mass, should be focused on the large muscles.

Fitness Equipment For Home - Combine Machines From These Three Major Categories

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If you’re in the process of setting up a home gym for the first time and you don’t know much about exercise equipment, you’ll find the many choices can be confusing. It’s smart to examine the major types of machines available before setting out to buy. Take a look at what different machines do and compare them against your needs. When looking for fitness equipment for home use, it’s also important once machine styles are decided upon to study the brand options available to find the best exerciser you.

There are many choices when it comes to choosing the best home exercise equipment and home gyms, but the options can be broken down into a few major categories:

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