Just over a handful studies we could bring together from the last week and some of them are more for the geeks than for general personal training clients but intriguing nonetheless.
Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress, study finds
Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research. The findings revealed people who ate at least 470 grams of fruit and vegetables daily had 10 per cent lower stress levels than those who consumed less than 230 grams.
Source: Edith Cowan University
High-intensity intermittent training improves spatial memory in rats
Despite lower exercise volume, HIIT was as effective as endurance running for improving exercise capacity and spatial memory. Researchers found that activity-specific physiological adaptations in the muscles and increased signaling and neurogenesis in the hippocampus underlie these improvements. Findings also suggested that benefits can potentially be optimized by tailoring exercise time and intensity.
Source: University of Tsukuba
Western diet may increase risk of gut inflammation, infection
Diet rich in sugar, fat damages immune cells in digestive tracts of mice
Eating a Western diet impairs the immune system in the gut in ways that could increase risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new study.
Source: Washington University School of Medicine
'Zipcode lottery' of nutrient intake from crops revealed in new study
The amount of nutrients people get from the crops that they eat is a type of 'postcode lottery', according to new research that has analysed thousands of cereal grains and soils as part of a project to tackle hidden hunger in Malawi and Ethiopia.
Source: University of Nottingham
Brain stimulation evoking sense of touch improves control of robotic arm
The brain-computer interface user was able to transfer objects with a robotic arm at twice the speed of doing it without the tactile feedback.
Source: University of Pittsburgh
Different physical activity 'cocktails' have similar health benefits
A new study describes multiple ways to achieve the same health benefits from exercise -- as long as your exercise 'cocktail' includes plenty of light physical activity.
Source: Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Stair climbing offers significant cardiovascular and muscular benefits for heart patients
A team of researchers who studied heart patients found that stair-climbing routines, whether vigorous or moderate, provide significant cardiovascular and muscular benefits.
Source: McMaster University
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