Why Antioxidants Don’t Belong in Your Workout
Antioxidant vitamins are enormously popular with people who exercise. The supplements are thought to alleviate muscle damage and amplify the effects of exercise. But recent studies have raised questions about whether antioxidants might be counterproductive for runners and other endurance athletes.
Eating Fish May Make Antidepressants Work Better
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Exercise Counteracts Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s Regular physical activity may correct the brain’s metabolism to stave off dementia
If you carried a gene that doubled your likelihood of getting Alzheimer's disease, would you want to know? What if there was a simple lifestyle change that virtually abolished that elevated risk? People with a gene known as APOE e4 have a higher risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age.
The Obesity Paradox—Seriously
Obesity is a significant risk factor for the development of a number of diseases, but the first that comes to mind is type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetics have a greater risk of developing-and dying-from nephropathy, micro- and macrovascular disease, impaired wound healing and neuropathy.
10 Sports Supplements That Actually Work
Walk the aisles of any nutrition or health food store, and you're bound to be overwhelmed in less time than it takes to chug a protein shake. But not all supplements are bunk: Research shows that some can help you work out longer or harder, recover better, and facilitate a host of other benefits.
Exercise Is ADHD Medication
The improvements in this case came in executive control, which consists of inhibition (resisting distraction, maintaining focus), working memory, and cognitive flexibility (switching between tasks). The images above show the brain activity in the group of kids who did the program as opposed to the group that didn't.