Monthly Archives: July 2019

Caffeine promotes team work

It seems that good teamwork starts with everyone being caffeinated.  Researchers from the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business found that people gave more positive reviews for their group’s performance on a task — and their own contribution — if they drank caffeinated coffee beforehand. In addition, a second study showed that people talked more in […]

Caffeine Reduces Pain During Exercise

We all know caffeine wakes us up, helps us focus and makes our brain sharp.  For athletes, caffeine is known to boost sports performance, which usually is attributed to caffeine’s mental boosting ability.  A study by researchers from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) shed additional lights on caffeine’s performance boosting ability – it seems that caffeine […]

Exercise is more effective than diet to maintain weight loss

A study, published in the March 2019 issue of Obesity, from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed that physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet. The study looked at successful weight-loss maintainers compared to two other groups: controls with normal body […]

Post-exercise Caffeine Helps Muscles Refuel

We all have our recovery routine after exercise. Does the following sound familiar: finish working out, eat a healthy snack, and wash down with five or six cups of strong coffee, and BOOM you’re ready to go. Not only does consuming caffeine after working out help keep you awake, but it is also shown to […]

Yoga helps body to deal with stress and reduces systemic inflammation

Ohio State University researchers in the journal Psychosomatic Medicinereported that regularly practicing yoga exercises may reduce the level of inflammation that normally rises because of both normal aging and stress.  Specifically, the study showed that women who routinely practiced yoga had lower amounts of the inflammatory factor, cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6), in their blood.  In addition, they also showed […]

Consuming flavanol-rich cocoa may enhance brain function

Let’s face it – we are what our brain is. Keeping our brain young and sharp is quintessential for a healthy and happy life.  Unfortunately, our brain ages.  Each year more than six percent of people aged 70 years or older develop mild cognitive impairment, a condition involving memory loss that can progress to dementia and Alzheimer’s […]