Bodybuilding doesn’t make men stronger.
Scientists from Manchester Metropolitan University found out that bodybuilding trainings don’t increase physical strength despite the size of expanding muscles. As professor Hans Degens has stated, many of us think that people with huge muscles are as strong as the Incredible Hulk. But the study of the individual muscular fibers of bodybuilders, runners, and ordinary men has shown that the muscles of bodybuilders actually produce less physical strength than the muscles of non-bodybuilders.
“It seems that excessive muscle growth can affect the quality of muscles negatively and it’s probably better to maintain muscles of normal size than to have metabolically expansive large muscles,” according to Degens.
Being single is good for your figure.
Scientists from Central University of Queensland in Australia have been monitoring more than 15,000 people over 9 years and have noticed that people in relationships had excess weight 20% more often than single people, including widowed and divorced. And that happened despite the fact that couples, as scientists have noticed, had more balanced diets, smoked less, and consumed less alcohol.
It turns out couples eat larger portions of food than single people when having family dinners. Additionally, the lead author of the study Natalie The, thinks that married people gain weight because they don’t need to stay slim anymore to impress their partner. Therefore, they allow themselves to eat more, especially foods high in fat and sugar.