Journal of Applied Physiology

For altitude training, a narrow window for success

Researchers and athletes have long known that living at altitude holds the potential to improve athletic performance. Many competitive endurance athletes follow a "Live High – Train Low" training regimen, in which they ...

Dec 12, 2013
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When it comes to the good cholesterol, fitness trumps weight

There's no question that high levels of good cholesterol—also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL)—seem to be protective against heart disease. Rather than depositing fat into the blood vessels the way the "bad" cholesterol ...

Oct 09, 2013
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Why a little beet it goes a long way

(Medical Xpress)—Athletes no longer ask whether beetroot juice improves sporting performance - they just want to know how much to drink, and when.

May 16, 2013
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Backs bear a heavy burden

Trudging from place to place with heavy weights on our backs is an everyday reality, from schoolchildren toting textbooks in backpacks to firefighters and soldiers carrying occupational gear. Muscle and skeletal ...

Feb 21, 2013
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Iron, vitamins could affect physical fitness in adolescents

Adolescence is an important time not only for growing but for acquiring healthy habits that will last a lifetime, such as choosing foods rich in vitamins and minerals, and adopting a regular exercise regimen. Unfortunately, ...

Aug 08, 2012
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