Jan 30, 2008

Fit Lad of the Day

Bicep Workout

Hand Gels Not Effective?

Hand gels alone may not curb infections, according to a study conducted by Dr. Mark Rupp, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Six-Minute Six-Packs

Jan 29, 2008

Learn Basic Pilates

Cold Medicines & Kids

Center for Disease Control says cough and cold medicines sends 7000 kids to the hospital emergency rooms every year.

Jan 28, 2008

Fit Lad of the Day

The Perfect Triceps

How to Do Triceps Bench Dips: Arms Exercises

Coffee and Diabetes

An equivalent of four cups of coffee a day increased blood sugar levels by 8% over the day, a new research claims.

Jan 27, 2008

Obesity and Depression

Women with clinical depression were more than twice as likely to be obese, according to a study conducted by Group Health Cooperative in Seattle.

Jan 26, 2008

Fit Lads of the Day

South Beach Diet Easy Breakfast

Chef Thomas Conwell cooks up a South Beach Diet friendly veggie, Canadian Bacon scramble. Its a quick recipe that includes the right carbs, right fats and is full of flavor.

Jan 22, 2008

Pedometer Helps in Weight Control

Walking can help people lose weight, especially if they use a pedometer to make sure they are going far enough, says a new research done by University of Michigan scientists.

According to researchers, increase in physical activity is attributable to health benefits from walking, such as weight loss and decrease in cardiovascular disease risks.

Jan 21, 2008

Exercise: ABS

How to do it correctly

Fit Lad of the Day


Calcium is an important component of a healthy diet. It is essential for the normal growth and maintenance of bones and teeth, and calcium requirements must be met throughout life. Long-term calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, in which the bone deteriorates and there is an increased risk of fractures. While a lifelong deficit can affect bone and tooth formation, over-retention can cause hypercalcemia (elevated levels of calcium in the blood), impaired kidney function and decreased absorption of other minerals.



Many nutritionists claim breakfast is a very important (although not necessarily the largest) meal, pointing to studies that have shown that people who eat breakfast tend to weigh less. -- Wikipedia

Jan 19, 2008

Fit Lad of the Day

Nordic Walking

Up your energy, your pace & your fun without increasing perceived exertion! Popular in Europe, this easy-to-learn activity gets you moving & grooving.

New Anti-HIV Drug Approved

FDA approved the sale of a new anti-HIV drug called etravirine, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. Etravirine, sold as Intelence, helps block an enzyme that the human immunodeficiency virus needs to multiply.

Proteins & Hunger

High protein diets may be the best way to keep hunger in check, according to the results of a study done by US researchers.

According to the study done by University of Washington, among the nutrients, proteins are best suppressing ghrelin, a hormone secreted by the stomach that stimulates appetite.

Jan 14, 2008



FDA Warns About Bio-Identical Hormone Claims

The Food and Drug Administration warns pharmacy operators that their claims about "bio-identical" hormones were false, misleading and not supported by medical evidence. The hormone products were used and claimed to prevent and treat serious conditions such as Alzheimer's, strokes and cancer.

Jan 8, 2008

Sunlight, Vitamin D and Cancer

Getting more sun is healthier, despite the risk of getting skin cancer. This is the conclusion of a research done by the Institute of Cancer Research in Oslo, Norway. According to the study, the health benefits of getting more sunshine - which translates to more Vitamin D for the body - far outweighs the risk of skin cancer caused by UV exposure.

Jan 6, 2008

Fit Lad of the Day

Viagra-Laced Supplements

The United States Food and Drug Administration warns of China-made dietary supplements that contain sildenafil, the active ingredient of Viagra, a popular treatment for erectile dysfunction.

FDA issued a statement warning consumers not to purchase or use the following products: Super Shangai, Strong Testis, Shangai Ultra, Shangai Ultra X, Lady Shangai, and Shangai Regular, also marketed as Shangai Chaojimengnan.

via Unmade in China

Side Obliques

Side obliques crunches performed with resistance

Side Crunch

The side crunch improves lateral strength and stability.

Jan 5, 2008

Fit Lad of the Day

Straight Leg Bridge

The Swiss ball brings an element of instability to basic exercises like the straight leg bridge. This stimulates and conditions your deep core muscles improving spinal stability. In addition to these small but important joint stabilizer muscles the Straight Leg Bridge also targets larger prime movers in your back, glutes and hamstrings.

Jan 4, 2008

Roman Chair Situps


Roman Ab Crunch Workout

Smoking and Erectile Dysfunction

If you think smoking is sexy, try this: erectile dysfunction. According to the study made by researchers of Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital in Philadelphia, smokers are 40% more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than non-smokers.

Jan 2, 2008

High-Fat, High Carb Diet and Oxidative Stress

Eating a high-fat, high-carb fast food meal produces damaging cellular changes that are does more damage to obese people, according to a study done by researchers of Kaleida Health in New York.

They found out that obese people have higher levels of oxidative stress, and that a high-fat, high-card diet also increases oxidative stress.