Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, a new study from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute suggests that the lower the fitness level, the faster the deterioration of vital nerve fibers in the brain. This deterioration results in cognitive decline, including […]

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Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance

There is a general perception that almost no one succeeds in long-term maintenance of weight loss. However, research has shown that approximately 20% of overweight individuals are successful at long-term weight loss when defined as losing at least 10% of initial body weight and maintaining the loss for at least 1 y. The National Weight […]

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Effects of sleep deprivation on glucose tolerance

Previous studies suggest that sleep deprivation (SD) decreases glucose tolerance in humans. The present study examined the ability of 10 males to process a glucose load during two conditions separated by at least 10 d. Condition I consisted of sedentary daily activity and sleep deprivation (SDS). Condition II consisted of daily physical activity and sleep […]

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Strength Training Builds More Than Muscles

Most of us know that strength training (with free weights, weight machines, or resistance bands) can help build and maintain muscle mass and strength. What many of us don’t know is that strong muscles lead to strong bones. And strong bones can help minimize the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis. Harvard Medical School: Strength […]

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Low-carb diet propelled Chris Froome to three Tour de France titles

British cyclist Chris Froome won his third Tour de France on Sunday, and a key part of his preparation was eating a low-carb diet. In fact, Froome insists that it was adopting a low-carb diet in 2012 that helped launch his cycling career. He now eats a protein-based diet, but despite profoundly reducing his carbohydrate […]

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