October 2005 Archive

Yoga Beneficial, but Not a Good Calorie Burner

BETHESDA, MD -- The future burden of obesity-related conditions is likely to be substantial, researchers warn in what is considered the first study to assess the long-term risk of developing overweight and obesity in adults. The large, community-based study found that over 30 years, nine out of 10 men and seven out of 10 women were overweight or became overweight. In addition, more than one in three were obese or became obese.

Most Adults at Risk of Becoming Overweight or Obese

SAN DIEGO, CA -- Today, more than 11 million Americans pack fitness studios around the country seeking the mind-body benefits of yoga, but is yoga also a good calorie-burning workout? The American Council on Exercise examined the aerobic benefits and calorie expenditure of Hatha yoga, the most beginner-friendly and widespread practice, and found that although yoga improves strength, endurance, balance and flexibility, it doesn't provide the best calorie burn.

18 Curves Fight Iowa Sales Tax

DES MOINES, IA—A number of Curves franchises in Iowa are fighting a state tax assessment that could cost them more than $500,000.

Cuts for Women Clubs to Open with Kinesis

CLARK, NJ –Four Cuts for Women clubs will be the first and only women’s express circuit facilities to use the new Kinesis products by Technogym. Cuts for Women are the franchised facilities launched by Cuts for Men founder John Gennaro. The clubs will open in mid November—two in New Jersey and one each in Ohio and Georgia—and will offer the traditional cardio workout combined with hydraulic strength training equipment. However, the facilities will add a third-element: Kinesis equipment by Technogym.

Universities, Air Force Study ACL Injuries

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, CO-- Researchers at the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center, Duke University and Andrews Air Force Base, MD, joined forces for a $2.8-million study of risk factors for a common knee injury among athletes and service members.

More Exercise Better than Intense for Heart Health

DURHAM, NC–How much you exercise may be more important than a workout’s intensity when it comes to improving cardiovascular health, according to new research.

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