Category: Exercise

  • Exercise Boosts Cognitive Performance Despite Sleep Deprivation, Study Finds

    Exercise Boosts Cognitive Performance Despite Sleep Deprivation, Study Finds

    New research reveals the positive impact of moderate exercise on cognitive function, even in individuals experiencing sleep deprivation. A recent survey conducted by US News & World Report found that over 20% of American adults rarely or never wake up feeling well-rested. Insomnia has also affected a significant portion of the population, with 43% of…

  • Exercise Boosts Cognitive Performance, Even After Sleep Deprivation: Study

    Exercise Boosts Cognitive Performance, Even After Sleep Deprivation: Study

    A new study reveals that just 20 minutes of moderate exercise can improve cognitive performance, regardless of sleep status. A recent survey conducted by US News & World Report found that over 20% of American adults rarely or never wake up feeling well-rested. Insomnia has also plagued almost half (43%) of the respondents in 2023.…

  • Exercise and Cognitive Performance: Debunking the Oxygenation Myth

    Exercise and Cognitive Performance: Debunking the Oxygenation Myth

    New research challenges the belief that increased oxygen levels in the prefrontal cortex during exercise are solely responsible for improved cognitive performance. For years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mysteries of how lifestyle choices and daily habits impact cognitive performance. While anecdotal evidence and animal studies have suggested that exercise and sleep play…

  • The Rise of Ketones in Endurance Performance: A Potential Game-Changer?

    The Rise of Ketones in Endurance Performance: A Potential Game-Changer?

    New research suggests that ketone supplementation may enhance recovery and adaptation in athletes, but uncertainties remain. In recent years, the use of ketones as a performance-enhancing supplement in endurance sports has gained attention. Athletes have been intrigued by the potential benefits of ketones, but questions about their efficacy and safety have lingered. However, a recent…

  • Fun and Creative Ways to Stay Active with Your Kids

    Fun and Creative Ways to Stay Active with Your Kids

    Engaging Exercise Games and Activities for the Whole Family In today’s sedentary lifestyle, finding ways to stay active as a family can be a challenge. However, with a little creativity and a sense of fun, parents can encourage their children to embrace physical activity. Marc Santa Maria, a vice president at Crunch Fitness, has come…

  • The Paradox of Occupational Physical Activity: Does Work Keep You Healthy or Harm You?

    The Paradox of Occupational Physical Activity: Does Work Keep You Healthy or Harm You?

    Emerging evidence suggests that occupational physical activity may not confer the same health benefits as leisure-time physical activity, and may even increase the risk of conditions such as dementia and cardiovascular disease. Regular physical activity is widely recommended for optimal health and to prevent noncommunicable diseases. However, recent research suggests that the type and intensity…

  • The Rise of Ketones: Exploring the Potential of a Controversial Endurance Supplement

    The Rise of Ketones: Exploring the Potential of a Controversial Endurance Supplement

    A comprehensive analysis of the emerging science behind ketone supplementation and its potential impact on athletic performance and recovery. In the world of endurance sports, athletes are constantly searching for the next breakthrough that will give them an edge over their competitors. In recent years, one such potential game-changer has emerged: ketone supplementation. This liquid…

  • The Rise of Ketones: A Potential Game-Changer in Endurance Performance

    The Rise of Ketones: A Potential Game-Changer in Endurance Performance

    New research suggests that post-exercise ketone supplementation may enhance recovery and adaptation, but questions remain about long-term effects and optimal usage. In the world of endurance sports, athletes are constantly seeking the next breakthrough to improve their performance. One such potential game-changer is the use of ketones, a supplement that has gained attention for its…

  • The Vagus Nerve: Unveiling Its Role in Exercise

    The Vagus Nerve: Unveiling Its Role in Exercise

    Recent research uncovers a surprising function of the vagus nerve in regulating heart function during physical activity. The vagus nerve, aptly named for its “wandering” path throughout the body, has long been known for its role in the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for regulating processes such as heart rate, digestion, and breathing. However, a recent…

  • The Wanderer: Unveiling the Vagus Nerve’s Role in Exercise

    The Wanderer: Unveiling the Vagus Nerve’s Role in Exercise

    A recent study uncovers a novel function of the vagus nerve in the realm of physical activity As students in a neuroscience lecture hall, we were taken aback when our lecturer began playing Dion DiMucci’s “The Wanderer” before delving into a discussion about the vagus nerve. Little did we know that this nerve, aptly named…

  • The Paradox of Physical Activity: How Occupational PA May Increase Health Risks

    The Paradox of Physical Activity: How Occupational PA May Increase Health Risks

    The Hidden Dangers of a “Healthy” Job: Unraveling the Paradox of Occupational Physical Activity In today’s fast-paced world, physical activity has become a buzzword synonymous with good health and longevity. We are bombarded with messages about the importance of exercise, urging us to move more and sit less. However, recent research has uncovered a paradoxical…

  • The Wandering Nerve: Unraveling the Vagus Nerve’s Role in Exercise

    The Wandering Nerve: Unraveling the Vagus Nerve’s Role in Exercise

    The Vagus Nerve: Unlocking the Mysteries of Exercise Performance and Recovery The human body is a complex network of interconnected systems, constantly working together to keep us healthy and functioning. Among these intricate connections is the vagus nerve, a wandering nerve that meanders through our body, touching various organs and influencing a wide range of…