Elevation of energy expenditure after resistance training, surprising results.

Elevation of energy expenditure after resistance training, surprising results.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  In this study the researchers compared the energy expenditure of 1 set of resistance training with 3 sets of the same training (Heden T, et al. 2011). The participants who were overweight young adults performed 10 exercises with 10 maximum repetitions. The resting energy expenditure and respiratory exchange ratio...
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Can this be an easy way to reduce muscle damage, inflammation and improve performance?

Can this be an easy way to reduce muscle damage, inflammation and improve performance?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  High-intensity exercise can produce muscle damage. The resulting breakdown of muscle fibers and the triggered inflammatory responses could also affect exercise performance. The researchers of the following study evaluated the effectiveness of curcumin supplementation on exercise induced muscle damage and inflammatory and oxidative markers in physically active individuals (Fernández-Lázaro...
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Lose more fat by exercising at a specific time

Lose more fat by exercising at a specific time

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  The participants of this study were 32 adult males with an average age of 58 years (Mancilla R, et al., 2021). They had either been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or were at risk for it. These men performed 12 weeks of supervised exercise training either in the morning...
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How important is physical activity for glucose control?

How important is physical activity for glucose control?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  We know that physical activity helps to transfer blood glucose into the cells, but you may be surprised what a difference it can make. The following research investigated that more in detail (Burns AM, et al., 2021).   The participants were 10 healthy 24-year-old men. Forearm glucose uptake was...
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How many years can exercise add to your life expectancy?

How many years can exercise add to your life expectancy?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Exercise produces many health benefits, but can it help us live longer, and if it can how many years can we gain? 654,827 individuals were included in this research (Steven SC, et al., 2012).   The study had a median follow up time of 10 years. A physical activity...
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