Tag: exercise

Potato As Effective As Carbohydrate Gels for Boosting Athletic Performance, Study Finds

Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report. “Research has shown that ingesting concentrated carbohydrate gels during prolonged exercise promotes carbohydrate availability during exercise and…

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Not Enough Time to Exercise? High-intensity Training Can Fit Into Your Daily Life

By Matthew Haines, University of Huddersfield Physical inactivity is a global health problem. But despite overwhelming evidence that regular exercise is highly beneficial, the challenge of encouraging people to be more active remains. Often “lack of time” is the reason given for not exercising. To…

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How Exercise Could Reduce the Likelihood of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

By Amanda Froelich Did you know? When you exercise, endorphins are released into your bloodstream. The “feel-good” hormones can elevate your mood, which is why many people regularly exercise. However, a new study found that exercising also produces another hormone, one that may improve memory…

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Can’t exercise? A hot bath may help improve inflammation, metabolism, study suggests

Hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels in people who are unable to exercise, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Physical stress such as exercise can cause the short-term elevation of…

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