Small Portions of fast food Just as Effective as supplements for post workout recovery
A new study found there was no significant difference in glycogen recovery when cyclists ate fast food after a workout versus when they ingested traditional sports supplements such as Gatorade, Powerbar and Clif products.
Source: The above story is based on materials provided by The University of Montana. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
Strength Training Still Advised In older age
Many over-65-year-olds are frail, or in a preliminary stage of frailty. A new study aims to raise fitness levels and quality of life for older people whose nutritional condition is inadequate. The first results show that regular strength training is particularly beneficial for increasing hand strength, and thus enabling people to live independently.
Source: The above story is based on materials provided by Medical University of Vienna. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
Exercise Can Outweigh Harmful Effects of Pollution
The beneficial effects of exercise are more important for our health than the negative effects of air pollution, in relation to the risk of premature mortality, new research shows. In other words, benefits of exercise outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution.
Source: The above story is based on materials provided by University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Working Up a Sweat Could Save Your Life
Physical activity that makes you puff and sweat is key to avoiding an early death, a large study of middle-aged and older adults has found. The researchers followed 204,542 people for more than six years, and compared those who engaged in only moderate activity (such as gentle swimming, social tennis, or household chores) with those who included at least some vigorous activity (such as jogging, aerobics or competitive tennis).
Source: The above story is based on materials provided by James Cook University.
Choice of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods may have big effects on long-term weight gain
Small changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods that we eat may have a large impact on preventing long-term weight gain. The study also suggests that changes in refined carbohydrates can enhance -- or offset -- the weight-gain or weight-loss effects of certain protein-rich foods.
Source: The above story is based on materials provided by Tufts University.
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