C BETTER RESULTS
Vitamin C plays an important role in growth and development. The vitamin is used to rebuild body tissue and reduce levels of cell-damaging free radicals that are created during exercise. Maintaining a constant supply to vitamin C will help keep unnecessary waste at bay while enhancing recovery.
BREATHING AND STRESS
A study in the Journal of Science reported that deep breaths can actually help your brain calm down, scientists have discovered the neuropathway in the brain that controls this process. Scientists say certain brain cells regulate the connection between breathing and brain activity, and breathing deeply activates those cells. They say the research may one day lead to therapies to help people who have anxiety, stress, and panic attacks.
Researchers from the London School of Economics, Harvard Medical School, and Stanford University School of Medicine studied four health issues – prevention of coronary heart disease, stroke rehabilitation, treatment of heart failure, and prevention of diabetes – to see which was the better treatment method: prescription drugs or gym time. The results of 305 randomized trials showed that exercise was more effective than meds for stroke patients, and found no major differences between drugs and exercise for prevention of heart disease and diabetes. For patients with heart failure, only diuretic drugs were more effective than exercise. But before you clean out your medicine cabinet, ask your doctor if increasing exercise could treat what ails you.
MAPLE SYRUP BOOSTS ANTIBIOTICS
Canadian researchers have found that maple syrup extract helps fight superbugs. The study found a compound in maple syrup boosts antibiotics without increasing the drugs side effects. The combination allowed researchers to reduce the amount of antibiotics by 90 percent without reducing the drugs effectiveness
GOOD NEWS FOR WINE DRINKERS
According to a professor at Yale School of Medicine says sipping a glass of red or white wine makes the brains grey matter work harder as part of a complex tasting process. He says molecules in wine don’t have taste or flavor, but stimulate the brain to create the sensation. According to the study, the taste is not the wine, but is created by the brain of the wine taster.
240-SECOND WORKOUT = 20-MINUTE WALK
Researchers from Auburn University in Alabama studied the effectiveness of Tabata training (20 seconds of high-intensity activity followed by 10 seconds of rest) and found just four minutes can burn the same amount of calories as 20-minutes of brisk walking.
EXERCISING OVER 50 BOOSTS BRAIN POWER
An Australian study finds that combining aerobic exercise and resistance training can significantly boost brain power for people over 50. Researcher found aerobic exercise improved cognitive ability, while resistance training helped with memory. A separate Stanford study found walking helps improve creative thinking.