Sports

Exercise performed 4 hours after learning can boost memory

Exercise performed 4 hours after learning can boost memory, says research

A new study suggests an intriguing strategy to boost memory for what you've just learned: hit the gym four hours later. The findings reported in...
long time sitting

Regular exercisers still face health risks from long time sitting

People who meet recommended weekly physical activity guidelines are still at risk of developing chronic disease if they spend too much non-exercising time sitting,...
muscle size

Larger muscle size does not mean stronger muscle

According to a recent scientific review, an increase in muscle size with exercise may not be directly related to an increase in muscle strength. Investigators...
Marathon Chemistry the Science of Distance Running

Marathon chemistry: The science of distance running

Marathons are tough. Athletes push their bodies for miles and deal with cramping, dehydration and every runner's worst fear: that extreme form of fatigue called...
How much protein should we eat after exercise

A new study challenges recommendation that men with more muscle need more protein

In a recent study, researchers find that individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance exercise. This means sports nutrition...
minimalist shoes

Running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscles

Minimalist shoes are shoes intended to closely approximate barefoot running conditions. They have reduced cushioning, thin soles, and are of lighter weight than other...
Sex before sport

Sex before sport does not directly hurt athletes’ performance, says study

Sexual activity before competition has been considered as a possible cause for reduced performance since ancient Greece and Rome. However, a recent study published in...
baseball players

Major league baseball players have higher overweight and obesity rate

Professional athletes have assumed to be the models of ideal health and performance. Sometimes, they increase their body mass to achieve a better sport...
Sprint Hurdles Athlete

Vegetables and fruits rich in nitrate could boost sport performance, says study

It is known that fruits and vegetables can bring many benefits to the body, such as reducing risks of heart disease and cancer, maintaining...
Whale Watching_By photographer Daniele Zanoni

Living the outdoors: does the presence of animals influence our experience?

Some of the outdoor activities that many of us enjoy during our holidays and free time include animals. Does the presence of animals influence...