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Thermal imaging assists sports and exercise science research

FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras measure skin temperature at rest, during exercise, and recovery



Exercise changes the genetic identity of your muscle cells

New research may change the way we view our DNA and its ability to change. This could not only help improve the benefits of exercising, but also combat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.



New findings highlight the benefit of exercise electrocardiograms

In the UK, the exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most common initial test for the evaluation of stable chest pain and has been used widely for almost half a century. However, recent NICE guidelines recommend that it should not be used to diagnose or exclude stable angina in patient assessments.



Exercise in pregnancy reduces size of offspring

According to a new study, regular moderate-intensity aerobic exercise led to a modest reduction in offspring birth weight without restricting the development of maternal insulin resistance.



What you eat after exercise matters

Many of the health benefits of aerobic exercise are due to the most recent exercise session, and the nature of these benefits can be greatly affected by the food we eat afterwards.



Exercise aids brain recovery

Exercise is a key factor in improving both memory and mood after whole-brain radiation treatments in rodents, according to data presented by Duke University scientists at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.



Medical news: Exercise minimises weight regain

Exercise helps prevent weight regain after dieting by reducing appetite and by burning fat before burning carbohydrates, according to a new study with rats.



Exercise, weights for diabetics lead to medical health

To reduce their cardiovascular risk, people with type 2 diabetes should do at least two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate-intensity or one-and-a-half hours per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercises, plus some weight training.



Massage after exercise myth busted

A Queen's University research team has blown open the myth that massage after exercise improves circulation to the muscle and assists in the removal of lactic acid and other waste products.



Modest exercise reduces negative effects of belly fat

Moderate amounts of exercise alone can reduce the inflammation in visceral fat that has been linked with metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that predict heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.



Exercise protects against BBB damage

Regular exercise can prevent the disruption of the blood brain barrier that normally occurs with a dose of methamphetamine comparable to that used by heavy meth users.



Exercise while pregnant benefits foetus

Scientists have determined that, generally speaking, maternal exercise poses no significant risk to a foetus, and studies are underway to examine the mother/foetus/exercise/health connection.



Safe exercise for migraine sufferers

Researchers have now developed an exercise programme that can improve fitness among migraine sufferers without aggravating migraine sufferers' conditions.



Enforcement exercise reveals issues with irradiated food supplements

On 7th June 2002, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) published the results of a survey which found that a wide range of food supplements sold in the country were irradiated in breach of food regulations.



"Exercise hard, recover fast"

Recent trials have confirmed that a new sports recovery drink, developed by DSM Food Specialties, helps speed up recovery after intensive exercise.



Exercise can slow onset of Alzheimer’s memory loss

Keeping active can slow down the progression of memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease, a study has shown.



Watercress prevents damage caused by exercise

University of Ulster researchers have found that antioxidant-rich watercress, often labelled a super-food, can alleviate the natural stress put on our body by an exercise workout.



30 minutes of daily exercise does the trick

Researchers have shown that 30 minutes of daily training provide an equally effective loss of weight and body mass as 60 minutes. Their results have just been published in the American Journal of Physiology.




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