Monthly Archives: April 2020

A single workout session can activate your metabolism for days

A fascinating study from scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center could provide some motivation to get moving, even just occasionally. The research has revealed that a single workout can positively affect the activity of neurons in the brain that influence metabolism for up to two days. The research focused on a subset of neurons in […]

Breakfast plus no late-night snacks reduce weight gain

It may sound like a common sense – the balance between weight gain and weight loss is predominantly determined by what you eat, how much you eat, and by how much exercise you get.  A research from Vanderbilt University published in the open-access journal PLOS Biology showed that another important factor is often neglected – the study shows […]

Mediterranean diet may help preserve cognitive function

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet — high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil — correlates with higher cognitive function. Dietary factors also seem to play a role in slowing cognitive decline. Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of […]

Exercise supports mental fitness

A healthy body is home to a healthy mind: sporting activity can improve cognitive performance. However, there are many different types of sports and a wide range of exercises and trainings. Which type and how much exercise will keep your mind in top shape? This is the question that has been explored by researchers at […]

Regular tub bathing may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease

Regular tub bathing is linked to a lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke, indicated in a long-term study published online in the journal Heart.  And the higher the ‘dose,’ the better it seems to be for cardiovascular health, with a daily hot bath seemingly more protective than a once or twice weekly one, the […]

Too much salt weakens the immune system

By now, we all know that too much salt is bad for you – too much salt consumption raises blood pressure and increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.  Five grams a day is the maximum amount of salt that adults should consume according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).  It corresponds approximately […]

Black tea shrinks guts by working inside them

You’re likely familiar with the fact that green tea has been linked with weight loss, but a research out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) shows that black tea can also blast away the fat by working through a different mechanism. It is known that compounds in green tea called polyphenols are smaller […]

6 Ways to improve Your Running Speed

Guest post by David Dack Whether you’re a beginner runner or have been around the block for a few years, sooner or later, you’re going to want to improve your running speed. In fact, in the world of running, the fastest runners are often the most successful. However, increasing running speed is easier said than […]