Exercise Treats Addiction By Altering Brain's Dopamine System
New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment -- and even prevention strategies -- for addiction.
Programming Fat Cells Takes Only 24 Hours
Although fat cells (adipocytes) normally function as part of the immune system and help control lipid accumulation, the extracellular environment in obesity traps a vicious cycle of inflammation, increasing risk of several major disease. 24 hours is all it takes for a so-called precursor fat cell to have its 'epigenetic recipe' on how to correctly develop into a mature fat cell, reprogrammed.
Is Weight Loss Contagious?
People who make an effort to lose weight aren't just helping themselves, they may be helping others too.
There's Only One Resolution Necessary In The New Year...Treat Your Bacteria Well
At one point or another, we've all made a long list of New Year's resolutions to improve our health and lost weight. Most of these resolutions will fail because support systems are not in place from the start. However a different type of resolution, one for your gut bugs is far more effective than any strategy for weight loss.
Not The Amount, But Where Your Fat Is Stored Critical For Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk
During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with apple-shaped bodies (fattest in the abdomen) have a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke than those with pear shapes (fattest in the hips, buttocks, and thighs). The current study looked at the differences in fat distribution patterns among overweight and obese men and women and their associated cardiometabolic risk.
Does Your Body Function?
out how parts of your body work together to function as a human
machine when you exercise. Get some quick trivial facts on the strongest
and longest muscles and bones in your body. Illustrations are also
available to you for a better understanding of these concepts.
are so many different types of exercises that are fun, safe and
great for an over all body workout. From kickboxing to swimming,
here's a overview of our top choices and web resources to keep you
informed on the latest trends.
Do you ever wonder what type of exercise is required to achieve
a particular body shape or level of fitness? Whether it's weight
loss or muscle building, this section is devoted to introducing
and informing you about the three main energy systems in the human
body and how to use each in maximizing your ability to reach your
a Fitness Program
beginning or increasing physical activity, you should take some
precautions to prevent or reduce the risk of injury. Get quick tips
here about where to start or how to move on to the next step in
your fitness agenda. Find out about health clubs, trainers and how
to get evaluated for any fitness program.
& Preventing Disease
changes, including daily exercise are becoming standard treatments
for an increasing number of ailments. Get the low-down on more than
ten common conditions which exercise can readily prevent or cure.
Why are so many people worried about fat? Should you be? Find out
about good fats, bad fats and of course body fat. Together with
other nutrients, fats have the ability to prevent some of the most
common diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Type II diabetes.
You may be shocked to learn more about how much and what kinds of
fat are actually beneficial for your body.
you ever wondered if many of the diseases raging through our society
have a common cause? Many doctors, herbalists and nutritionists
believe that the explanation may come down to three words: Acid
Alkaline Imbalance. Learn how to prevent over-acidity and maintain
a healthy internal environment.
vitamin and mineral intake is crucial to your health. Are you
getting all you need? If not, you may need to make changes to
your diet or take a nutritional supplement. Check here for details
on supplementing your diet with specific vitamins and minerals
for your age, sex or lifestyle. Discover how specific vitamins
and minerals, such as antioxidants, calcium and iron, protect
your health and where to find them.
to water soluble vitamins, fat soluble vitamins and minerals.