Category Archives: Exercise

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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Vitamin C Suppresses Cortisol

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Antioxidants and Exercise Stress

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Exercise and Testosterone

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Is Glucose Metabolism Dysfunction In Depression?

Stress is a significant factor in the development of depression. Evidence suggests that depressive symptoms are accompanied by real and detectable physiological changes. These changes may be caused by the stress hormone cortisol. One problem that may occur following chronic … Continue reading

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Diet Versus Exercise: Their Role in Health

Diet and exercise have quite different roles in health, but people often misunderstand them. The role of diet in health is to provide essential nutrients and energy to allow normal metabolic regulation. The role of exercise beyond daily activities is … Continue reading

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Rhodiola Rosea Increases Exercise Performance

Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogenic herb that is indigenous to the mountainous regions of the arctic circle. A number of benefits have been attributed to intake of Rhodiola rosea, and these effects include improvements in mental and physical performance. The … Continue reading

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Exercise Tonic?

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a health tonic for increasing general strength and wellbeing. Ashwagandha is also called withania, based on the Latin name for the plant, Withania somnifera. Ashwagandha has been investigated for … Continue reading

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