Friday, September 28, 2007

Review of recent research

I just wanted to summarise a few interesting studies I'd seen recently.

Review of recent research

The GI approach is flawed. This article explains how the Glycemic Index Values Vary from One Test to the Next. (commentary here) Emma and Barry Groves have both written excellent pieces on the bankruptcy of the GI approach.

Swiss Balls and BOSU’s do not work. I had a post earlier questioning the validity of using swiss balls.This article says a similar thing.Unstable surface training, using inflatable rubber discs worsens performance improvements in healthy, trained athletes. Such implements have proved valuable in rehabilitation, but caution should be exercised when applying this approach to athletic performance and general exercise scenarios.

Old people who exercise are perceived more positively. This study examined whether information about an older person's exercise habits influences the impressions formed of them by others… does!

Is Alzheimer’s just diabetes in the brain? Research in the last few years has raised the possibility that Alzheimer’s memory loss could be due to a novel third form of diabetes. This is really important given the growth in this terrible condition and the way in which diabetes can be treated with a low carb diet.

Video for inspiration and amazement, Check out this video from the Crossfit crew to learn more about “jump rope"

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