Weight Training May Yield More Weight Loss Than Cardio
There are only so many minutes in the day to exercise, which probably has you wondering which type will give you the most bang for your buck. If your goal is weight loss, resistance training may be your best bet according to a study published in Obesity.
Don’t Let Lactose Intolerance Diminish Your Vitamin D Levels
If you’re lactose intolerant, you probably know to avoid milk or pay the price with cramps, gas, or diarrhea. What you may be unaware of, however, is that avoiding milk and dairy products might put you at risk of low vitamin D levels, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.
While super-short workouts are making headlines for their fitness merits, super-long workouts are catching some flack. According to a systematic review in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, long, intense workouts may increase the risk of gastrointestinal issues.
Small Study Finds Green Tea Improves Memory in the Elderly
A small, non-placebo controlled study has found that green tea may be helpful for elderly individuals with cognitive dysfunction. Published in the open-access nutrition journal, Nutrients, the study examined the effects of giving 2 grams of green tea powder daily to participants for three months.
Study Suggests Levels of Vitamin D That May Be Just Right
While evidence mounts that not getting enough vitamin D may contribute to a variety of negative health outcomes, one study suggests that getting too much vitamin D may also have adverse effects and that aiming for vitamin D levels that are neither too high nor too low could be optimal.
Diet Soda May Be Associated With A Larger Waistline
One study came to a surprising conclusion—diet sodas with no added sugars were associated with larger waistlines. Published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the study looked at data from 749 Mexican-American and European-American people, over the age of 65.