Monthly Archives: August 2019

Exercise and caffeine boost muscle-building genes in the same way

Human muscles are plastic.  Muscle adapts to what we do. If we don’t use it, we lose it.    Researchers, reporting in Cell Metabolism, have found that when healthy but inactive men and women exercise for a matter of minutes, activity produces a rather immediate change to their DNA by ramping up muscle building genes. Perhaps even more tantalizing, […]

Caffeine may help your blood vessels work better

Caffeine might help your small blood vessels work better, according to a study by researchers from at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. A study of 27 healthy adults showed that drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improved blood flow in a finger, which is a measure of how well the inner […]

Exercise extends disease-free lifespan

We all know the great many benefits of exercise.   A study by researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia, further revealed that exercise cuts risk of chronic disease as we grow older.   Specifically, Australia study shows that people who engaged in the highest levels of total physical activity were twice as likely to avoid […]