Category Archives: Exercise

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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Rhodiola Rosea: Improves Exercise Performance

Rhodiola rosea is a traditional herbal treatment and popular dietary supplement. Rhodiola has particular adaptogenic properties that make it a useful supplement to reduce stress, improve cognition and to decrease depressive and anxious symptoms. The mechanisms by which Rhodiola rosea … Continue reading

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Ginseng Improves Exercise Performance

Ginseng is a herbal remedy that is particularly highly prized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ginseng refers to Panax ginseng, also called Korean ginseng, and this differentiates it from an unrelated plant called Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus). However, both Ginseng plants … Continue reading

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