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Vigorously Vital.

Whereas the World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends for adults to complete at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week, many of us fail to do so.  Findings of as large-scale Australian study may inspire many of us to change our sedentary habits.  Klaus Gebel from James Cook […]

Effects of a combined physical training and nutrition intervention on physical performance and health-related quality of life in prefrail older women living in the community: a randomized controlled trial.

Curb Anxiety with Curry.

Known best as the substance in turmeric that gives the curry spice its characteristic yellow color, curcumin has been found by previous studies to exert antioxidant, anti-inflammation, anticancer, and lipid-lowering effects. Curcumin may also help with mental health concerns, notably – anxiety. Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, from the University of California/Los Angeles (UCLA; California, USA), and colleagues […]

Curry Compound Combats Cancer.

Peanuts Prevail.

A legume, peanuts are a good source of vitamin E, niacin, folate, manganese protein and fiber. Previously, some studies suggest that consumption of peanuts may lower the risks of coronary artery disease.  In that vascular dysfunction plays a major role in the development of atherosclerosis and the formation of coronary plaques and lesions that lead […]

Overcoming birth weight: can physical activity mitigate birth weight-related differences in adiposity?

Pediatric obesity Individuals born at low or high birth weight (BW) have elevated adiposity. The extent to which physical activity can mitigate this risk is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine if associations between BW and adiposity vary by self-reported moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among adolescents. We used data on adolescents in […]

LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS Prevent Weight Loss

Cordyceps sinensis promotes exercise endurance capacity of rats by activating skeletal muscle metabolic regulators.

Ethnopharmacological relevance: Cordyceps sinensis is a traditional Chinese medicine used for promotion of health, longevity and athletic power. However, the molecular mechanism for anti-fatigue activity and physical fitness has not yet been reported. Aim of the study: The present study was conducted to evaluate the exercise endurance promoting activities of fungal traditional Chinese medicine (FTCM) […]

Beta-Alanine makes interval training more effective.