Participants who were asked to follow a less sedentary lifestyle and to eat more fruits and vegetables showed improvements in exercise levels and increased fruit and vegetable intake comparable to those who followed other goal combinations, such as exercising more and eating less fat, a study found. Study participants working on a less sedentary lifestyle and higher fruit and vegetable intake also lowered their consumption of fatty foods, researchers said. The findings appear in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Strength, cardio, flexibility and balance form the foundation of overall fitness, writes Yardley Fitness trainer David Colello. To get the most from a fitness regimen, individuals should work at least one element from each of the four categories into every daily workout, according to Colello.
Olive oil should not encounter light, oxygen or warm temperatures, suggests research that tracked nine Australian extra virgin olive oils. The three exposures may each negatively affect quality and lead to unpleasant aromas. The study was conducted by Australian scientists and funded in part by the Australian Olive Association.
A report in Nature finds that smaller doses of antibiotics can be effective in stopping infection if there is control of fatty-acid-derived specialized pro-resolving mediators during infection. Researchers studied their findings in E. coli-infected mice.