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Creatine combo ups vigour, burns fat

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

If you’re looking for a edge in your workout or sports training, a combination of creatine and herbs may help, suggests a new study. Researchers tested the effects of creatine and a combination of ginseng and astragalus in 44 adults, aged 55-84 years. Participants consumed either creatine only, creatine plus the herb extracts, or a [...]

Zinc may boost exercise potential

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A small study from the US Department of Agriculture reports that low zinc might be the root cause of poor muscle strength and impaired cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during and after exercise. This trial measured the effects of low versus high zinc intake on the physical performance of 14 men, aged 20 to 31 years. [...]

Outrun the Blues! Regular exercise cuts depression symptoms by half

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Jumping on that treadmill or bike is not only good for one’s health, but also can help significantly reduce depression, say researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The first study to look at exercise alone in treating mild to moderate depression in adults aged 20 to 45 showed that depressive symptoms were reduced almost 50% [...]

Recipe for Heart Health? Exercise, fish oils supplement a great combo

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

When fat (lipid) levels rise in the blood for an extended time, a condition called post prandial lipemia, it can cause a temporary risk for atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia found that a session of prolonged exercise along with taking a fish oil supplement dramatically decreases a [...]

Lower Heart Attack Risk: Low-fat, high-fibre diet and exercise are key

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

UCLA scientists report that a diet low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, augmented with daily exercise, significantly reduced C-reactive protein levels in study participants. High levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood indicate inflammation in blood vessel walls. Scientists now suspect that coronary artery inflammation plays a key role [...]

Whey protein gives immune boost

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Whey protein is one of the highest quality proteins available. It is quickly digested, and increases fat burning while simultaneously decreasing appetite. Due to its rich content of L-cysteine, whey protein may boost immune response by up to 500%. A study from Ohio State University reports that whey protein has antioxidant properties that can boost [...]

Eating for Health: Mediterranean diet and lifestyle change halves death risk

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Individuals 70 to 90 years old who adhered to a Mediterranean-type diet and several healthy lifestyle habits had a more than 50% lower death rate than those who did not, according to a new study. Dietary patterns and lifestyle factors are associated with death from all causes – coronary heart disease, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer [...]

Curb Cancer Risk: Nine guidelines to help older women avoid disease

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Post-menopausal women who follow recommended dietary and lifestyle guidelines may reduce their risk of developing and dying from cancer, say researchers. Conversely, those women who followed one or none of nine recommended guidelines for diet and lifestyle had a 35% higher risk of developing cancer and a 42% greater risk of dying from cancer than [...]

The Whey to Muscles? Whey/creatine combo boosts strength and lean muscle mass

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Looking to make gains in the gym before swimsuit season? Researchers at Victoria University in Australia report that supplementation with a 100% whey isolate formulation and creatine produced significant muscle fibre growth increases that also led to increases in strength. Whey is a naturally occurring dairy protein found in cows’ milk. Whey isolate, the highest [...]