Default running pace is most efficient

People choose their most economic running pace, which of course is a problem when looking to lose weight. People choose to run at their optimal speed Objectives The purpose of this article is to test whether people choose to behave in a manner that reduces the amount of energy they use to travel a given distance.…

Muscle Adaptations with Endurance and Resistance Training

Good overview and some information that might result in a change in exercise regimen. Nutrition & Metabolism 2015 12:59 DOI: 10.1186/s12986-015-0055-9 Glycogen availability and skeletal muscle adaptations with endurance and resistance exercise It is well established that glycogen depletion affects endurance exercise performance negatively. Moreover, numerous studies have demonstrated that post-exercise carbohydrate ingestion improves exercise recovery by…

Melamine contamination in Nutritional Supplements

Study tested popular supplements available in South Africa – both produced and imported – and found almost half of the products positive for melamine.   Melamine contamination in nutritional supplements – Is it an alarm bell for the general consumer, athletes, and ‘Weekend Warriors’? Background Nutritional supplements are used or experimented with by consumers, notably…

Mixing Strength and Endurance Training

Mixing endurance and strength training is difficult, but there are things one can do to maximize the results. OPEN ACCESS Using Molecular Biology to Maximize Concurrent Training Very few sports use only endurance or strength. Outside of running long distances on a flat surface and power-lifting, practically all sports require some combination of endurance and…

High Protein Diet: A Review

Various fitness and diet regimens advocate a high protein diet for weight loss and muscle development. Here is a review OPEN ACCESS A high-protein diet for reducing body fat: mechanisms and possible caveats High protein diets are increasingly popularized in lay media as a promising strategy for weight loss by providing the twin benefits of…

Exercise Does a Body Good. Here is How.

  Cell‘s free and accessible review for anyone interested in the changes brought about by exercise. Integrative Biology of Exercise Exercise represents a major challenge to whole-body homeostasis provoking widespread perturbations in numerous cells, tissues, and organs that are caused by or are a response to the increased metabolic activity of contracting skeletal muscles. To…

Benefits of Tai Chi on mildly disabled MS patients.

In a group of MS patients, the practice of Tai Chi improved coordination, balance and improved outlook. OPEN ACCESS from BMC Neurology Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression Background Patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience a wide array of symptoms, including balance problems, mobility impairment,…