Yoga helps people feel better mentally and scientists now better understand why.
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine used brain imaging to discover yoga increases the levels in the brain of Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) which has been shown to mitigate depressive symptoms.
February 10, 2020
It takes more than just exercise to keep muscles working properly as we age.
A new study revealed the prevalence of muscle weakness was twice as high among adults with a vitamin D deficiency and impaired muscle performance was three times higher among those with low levels of vitamin D.
October 28, 2019
When you eat in relation to exercise can have a "profound and positive" effect on the outcome.
Researchers from the Universities of Bath and Birmingham in England found men who worked out before breakfast burned twice as much fat as those who ate first.
October 21, 2019
Rinsing your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash after working out is not a good idea.
Researchers at the University of Plymouth (England) have discovered using antibacterial mouthwash after working out cuts the blood pressure reduction of exercise by as much as 60 percent.
September 09, 2019
Lifting weights can help those with peripheral artery disease get past the leg cramps from walking.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales have found resistance training can be an effective supplement to the current gold standard prescription of interval walking, which can trigger pain.
August 12, 2019
An activity as simple as walking may help prevent Alzheimer's disease according to new research
The results of research from the Harvard Aging Brain Study at Massachusetts General Hospital show high levels of daily physical activity may protect against cognitive decline and brain tissue loss from Alzheimer’s disease.
July 22, 2019
Researchers have found there is a difference between sitting at work and sitting in front of a television when it comes to your health.
Scientists have been studying for years the effects of sitting and have come to the conclusion extended periods of uninterrupted sedentary behavior is detrimental for your health, especially your heart health. But closer scrutiny shows not all sitting is the same.
July 01, 2019
Female athletes may need to be concerned as much about pumping iron outside the gym as inside the gym.
Study results published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology showed up to 35 percent of female athletes have low iron levels compared to only five percent of the general female population in Australia. It could be worse in the U.S.
June 10, 2019