Monthly Archives: October 2019

Anti-aging effects of compound, fisetin, in fruits and vegetables verified by research

A research published in the journal EBioMedicine has revealed that fisetin – a natural flavonoid found in many fruits and vegetablessuch  strawberries, apples, persimmons, onions and cucumbers – functions as an effective senolytic agent by clearing out damaged aging cells, improving health and extending lifespan. When our cells lose the ability to effectively divide and replicate, they generally die […]

Running protects brain from the damaging effects of chronic stress

We all know that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A study conducted by researchers from the Brigham Young University (BYU), published in the journal of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, discovers exercise — particularly running — while under stress helps protect your brain.  Specifically, BYU researchers found that running mitigates the negative impacts […]

Caffeine shown as effective at reducing exercise-induced asthma symptoms as an albuterol inhaler

An Indiana University (IU) study found that the ingestion of caffeine within an hour of exercise can reduce the symptoms of exercise induced asthma (EIA).   The caffeine study involved 10 asthmatic subjects who had EIA, in a randomized, double-blind double-dummy crossover study. The volunteers ingested 3, 6, or 9 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of […]

Why does running make us happy?

The joy of running. That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A study published in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that the “runner’s high” phenomenon is also caused by dopamine, an important neurotransmitter for motivation.  The study discovered that the rewarding effects of endurance activity are […]