A new study, published in the journal Obesity, says lifting weights may be the best exercise to lose weight.
The study followed more than ten thousand men over forty years of age. The males who lifted weights for twenty minutes a day saw smaller waistlines, compared to the those who increased their aerobic exercise.
Researchers went on to say a combination of weight training and aerobics is best for overall health.
So if you want the best results for your weight loss efforts, pick up a barbell. Then afterwards, perhaps go for a jog.
Did you know your immune system takes a beating when you consume sugar?
According to Health Services at Columbia University, when you consume 100 grams of sugar, which is equal to a one liter soda bottle, your white blood cells are 40% less effective at killing germs. This can weaken your immune system for up to five hours.
Also, sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C. The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells.
Is it time to stop consuming sugar?
From the author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat, Gary Taubes explains why obesity is not caused by eating too much and exercising too little, but rather, by the effect of carbohydrates and their impact on the hormones and enzymes that regulate fat tissue.