For Fat Burning, Interval Training Beats Continuous Exercise

Exercisers can burn slightly more body fat with interval training than moderate-intensity continuous training, according to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Although the differences in fat loss weren’t huge, the interval workouts were shorter, which could make it easier for people to adhere to them.

You can read the entire article from the Journal of the American Medical Association by clicking HERE.

Trends in Sedentary Behavior Among the US Population, 2001-2016

This article, appearing in the April 23, 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that from 2001 through 2016, the estimated prevalence of sitting and watching television or videos for at least 2 hours per day generally remained high and stable. The estimated prevalence of computer use during leisure time increased among all age groups, and the estimated total sitting time increased among adolescents and adults.

You can read the article or download it in PDF format by clicking HERE.

Yoga Feasible, Provides Modest Benefits For Women with Urinary Incontinence

Lucas Franki writes an interesting article in the December 2018 edition of Ob.Gyne.News.

Yoga may be useful for incontinent women in the community who lack access to incontinence specialists, are unable to use clinical therapies, or wish to enhance conventional care.

You can access the article by clicking HERE.

SOURCE: Huang AJ et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Oct 26.

The Importance of Weight Management and Exercise – Some Practical Advice

Over the past 3 decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased dramatically in the United States. A study published in 2016 showed the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity in 2013–2014 was 35% among men and 40.4% among women.

It comes as no surprise that increased reliance on inexpensive fast foods coupled with progressively more sedentary lifestyles have been implicated as causative factors.

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Exercise During Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women

Excellent Article from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Exercise During Pregnancy in Normal Weight Women

Conclusion

Aerobic exercise for 35–90 minutes 3–4 times per week during pregnancy can be safely performed by normal-weight women with singleton, uncomplicated gestations because this is not associated with an increased risk of preterm birth or with a reduction in mean gestational age at delivery. Exercise was associated with a significantly higher incidence of vaginal delivery and a significantly lower incidence of cesarean delivery, with a significantly lower incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus and hypertensive disorders and therefore should be encouraged.