In this one, even though 6 months CrossFit training (2×60 min/week) did not improve measures of well-being in inactive adults with predominantly sitting or standing occupations, it resulted in improved mobility and strength.
- The study recruited individuals with a predominantly standing or sitting occupation that did less than two muscle and/or mobility enhancing training sessions per week prior study participation.
- After 6 months significant effects were found for mobility and strength, but not for measures of well-being.
- Additionally, back issues were assessed for exploratory purposes.
Even though not many individuals suffered from serious back issues at baseline, after 6 months, a greater decrease in pain intensity and limitation scores, as well as pain frequency was noted in the CrossFit compared to the control group.
MedXFit—Effects of 6 months CrossFit® in sedentary and inactive employees: A prospective, controlled, longitudinal, intervention study (open access)…

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This systematic review and meta-analysis finds that both unilateral and bilateral resistance training may improve athletic performance, but the former may be superior on improving unilateral jumping performance and the latter bilateral strength performance.
- Both unilateral and bilateral resistance training were found to improve athletic performance, with no differences in performance measures.
- Subgroup analysis showed that unilateral resistance training can improve unilateral jumping performance with a large effect, but probably provides no benefit on improving unilateral strength performance in comparison to bilateral exercises.
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This systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that high HbA1c variability in individuals with type 2 diabetes may lead to micro- and macro-vascular complications and related death.
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This study tried to investigate how self-identified dietary lapses, which are defined broadly as eating that is inconsistent with one or more dietary goals, affect reported dietary intake among individuals undergoing a lifestyle modification intervention.
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This one found a high adipose tissue insulin resistance in normotensive individuals at baseline, as assessed by adipo-IR, to be associated (although weakly) with new-onset hypertension.
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- In the cross-sectional analysis, all of these insulin resistance indices were statistically significantly associated with blood pressure levels.
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This one suggests that aerobic physical activity durations of 3 hours/week and resistance training exercise ~1–2 times/week may substantively reduce the risk of all-cause mortality, with their combination confering additional mortality risk reduction beyond cardio alone.
- Higher aerobic PA duration was found to be robustly associated with lower mortality risk and was optimised at ~3 hours/week, largely independent of age and sex.
Across all models, an inverse association of aerobic PA with mortality risk with doses as short as ~1 hour/week were found, with results suggesting little additional mortality risk reduction beyond 3 hours/week.
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This one found that brain activity and related brain structures differ between triathletes and people who do not exercise regularly, suggesting that exercise might not only improve the ability of self-regulation of physical activity but also self-regulation of brain activity.
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This improved neurofeedback performance in triathletes appeared to be related to larger gray and white matter volumes of the insula and inferior frontal gyrus.
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