What Is Fitness Training?

Since 1985, terms like physical activity, exercise, fitness training, training, fitness and physical fitness are often confused with one another and sometimes they are used interchangeably (1–4). The rapid socio-economic and demographic mutations, the need to benefit from the natural dimension has led to a diversification of the application of physical exercise/sport that today it […]

Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, a new study from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute suggests that the lower the fitness level, the faster the deterioration of vital nerve fibers in the brain. This deterioration results in cognitive decline, including memory issues characteristic […]

What Is Fitness?

What is fitness and who is fit? In 1997, Outside Magazine crowned triathlete Mark Allen “the fittest man on Earth.” Let us just assume for a moment that this famous six-time winner of the IronMan Triathlon is the fittest of the fit. Then what title do we bestow on the decathlete Simon Poelman, who also […]