exercise

Creatine combo ups vigour, burns fat

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 [...]

Creatine combo ups vigour, burns fat 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Zinc may boost exercise potential

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. [...]

Zinc may boost exercise potential 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

Outrun the Blues! Regular exercise cuts depression symptoms by half

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% [...]

Outrun the Blues! Regular exercise cuts depression symptoms by half 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

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

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 [...]

Recipe for Heart Health? Exercise, fish oils supplement a great combo 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

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

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 [...]

Lower Heart Attack Risk: Low-fat, high-fibre diet and exercise are key 2018-02-15T15:53:10+00:00

Whey protein gives immune boost

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 [...]

Whey protein gives immune boost 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

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

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 [...]

Eating for Health: Mediterranean diet and lifestyle change halves death risk 2015-09-09T13:50:33+00:00

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

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 [...]

Curb Cancer Risk: Nine guidelines to help older women avoid disease 2018-02-15T15:53:23+00:00

Walk for Your Life! Diabetics benefit from moderate exercise

Men with type 2 diabetes can save their lives by walking, and the faster they walk the less likely they are to have a heart attack or stroke, according to new research. “Previous studies found beneficial effects of physical activity in the general population, but this is one of the few studies on the benefits [...]

Walk for Your Life! Diabetics benefit from moderate exercise 2015-09-09T13:51:15+00:00

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

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 [...]

The Whey to Muscles? Whey/creatine combo boosts strength and lean muscle mass 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

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