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Can Exercise Prevent the Common Cold?


Soon cool weather will bring its share of colds and flu viruses, and they’ll spread through the office like wildfire. But if you work out regularly, you’ll have an advantage when it comes to staying cold-free. Moderate amounts of exercise reduce the risk of being sidetracked by a cold or respiratory infection. Exercise and Colds: […]

How Much Exercise Do You Need to Prevent Weight Regain After Weight Loss?


You’ve lost 20 pounds, and you’re finally down to your ideal body weight. Hooray! It feels good to have reached your weight loss goal. Now comes the hard part – maintaining your new body. The statistics aren’t encouraging. Eight out of every 10 people who lose a significant amount of weight gain it all back […]

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – Causes, Effects and Prevention


Delayed onset muscle soreness (commonly known as DOMS) will be familiar to anyone who engages in intensive exercise. Beginning at around 24 hours after the exercise and peaking after a further 24-48 hours, DOMS is a dull, aching pain which is only felt when the trainee utilises the effected muscles. Although it’s perfectly healthy and […]