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Runners’ brains show greater connections

A new study has found that runners’ brains, compared to non-runners, show greater connections. What does this mean exactly? The researchers found that runners had greater functional connectivity compared to those who lived more sedentary lives. The researchers compared brain scans of cross country runners to scans of young adults … Continue reading

How Technology Will Reverse Disease and Add Decades to Life Expectancy

The technology industry has entered the medical arena and changes are occurring rapidly. Many big medical companies and doctors withhold data in attempt to protect their own domain and this has caused a serious stagnation in medical discoveries and developments over the past century. Fortunately, all that is changing thanks … Continue reading

Developing a Strong Grip Is One Secret to Getting Stronger Overall

Grip strength is an often overlooked and underappreciated aspect of strength training. After all, you use your grip for things like picking up and holding weights to supporting your bodyweight. If you can’t grip, you’ll have a hard time lifting, even if your other muscles are up for the task. … Continue reading

AHA: Healthy Lifestyle Eases Heart Impact of High Genetic Risk

Genes by themselves do not destine patients to coronary artery disease (CAD), a study reported, showing that a high genetic risk may be controlled with healthy lifestyle choices. Patients at the top quintile of polygenic scores (indicating the highest genetic risk) had double the events as did their peers at … Continue reading

Green Tea May Reduce Men’s Cancer Risk

Supplements of green tea extract may reduce prostate cancer risk, among men with lesions or neoplasia. Green tea (Camelia sinensis) is an abundant source of antioxidants – notably, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Previous studies have suggested that supplements of green tea extract may confer a variety of cardiovascular and cancer protective … Continue reading

Oxytocin improves synchronization in leader-follower interaction

A new study from Center for Music in the Brain, Denmark, shows that participants receiving oxytocin — a hormone known to promote social bonding — are more synchronized when finger-tapping together, than participants receiving placebo When standing in a crowd at a concert, clapping hands along with the music on … Continue reading

How Cinnamon Controls Blood Sugar

We’re not talking about sticky, sugar-laden, insulin-inducing cinnamon rolls here. This much-loved spice has actually shown evidence oflowering blood sugar. While long used as a flavoring, current research is beginning to confirm health benefits of cinnamon, whose traditional therapeutic use included treatment of chronic bronchitis.1 Cinnamon Controls Diabetes In a … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate for Athletic Performance Boost

Study shows daily consumption of chocolate may give athletes an extra edge in their fitness training. Dark chocolate, which has been proven to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and improve post-exercise markers, is now shown to give an edge in fitness training, when consumed daily. Rishikesh Kankesh Patel, a … Continue reading

How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

If you’ve lost a lot of weight recently, or you’ve been following the tips you’ve read from the Get-Fit Guy, such as Which Workout Burns The Most Fat? or How to Tone and Lose Fat in One Body Part , then you may have noticed that you have a bit … Continue reading

5 Spices That Enhance Your Food and Make You Healthier

You’re going to eat. And you’re probably going to season your food. You might as well use this as an opportunity to “stack” some extra health benefits. Think about it…you’re doing it anyway. It might as well make you better. 5 spices you can use right now to increase health & … Continue reading