Category Archives: Exercise

Energy for Exercise

The total energy intake of a given individual will vary depending on biochemical individuality. Of the total energy intake a very small proportion of it is burnt during physical activity. This is often surprising to those who are interested, as … Continue reading

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Lifestyle and Stress

Lifestyle is known to play a significant role in the human and animal stress response. In studies, lifestyle manipulation is known to alter the susceptibility to stress and by being able to modify its damaging effects. For example, in one … Continue reading

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Exercise and Diet: Their Effects on Mood

Exercise and diet can both influence mood. In general exercise and a good diet are considered beneficial to mood. However, as with all physiological parameters, control of mood is highly complex and diet and exercise can de double edged swords … Continue reading

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Exercise to Reduce Stress Levels

There is an old saying that the best thing for stress is a little strain. What this really means is that exercise (strain) is a good way of managing stress. Exercise is itself a form of stress, and over exercising, … Continue reading

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Exercise Stress: The Effects of Antioxidants

Antioxidants may have significant benefits to athletes. Exercise is a form of stress, and the detrimental effects of exercise, at least in the short term, may be a significant increase in the generation of free radicals and oxidative stress. This … Continue reading

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Fat Loss: Is Exercise Necessary?

Weight loss, actually fat loss, is an often misunderstood art. The general conception appears to be that exercise is required on some level in order to produce significant weight loss from the obese state. However, this may not be the … Continue reading

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The Exercise, Lactate, Testosterone Connection

Lactic acid is considered a waste product of cellular respiration. Lactic acid is produced in cells through the incomplete combustion of glucose following anaerobic glycolysis. Lactic acid accumulates in cells during metabolism and exercise greatly increases production, especially if it … Continue reading

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Creatine Monohydrate Stimulates Protein Synthesis

The most well known explanation for the performance enhancing effect of creatine monohydrate is that it allows improvements in energy metabolism by causing accumulation of creatine in skeletal muscle, which increases the buffering capacity for ATP. However, there may be … Continue reading

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Exercise and Diet: Effects on Mood

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Can Exercise Reduce Stress?

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