Cardiology

Is too much cardio bad for you? Study says probably not

Some research has shown that ultra-fit athletes such as marathon runners can have cardiac damage such as heart scarring or arrhythmia, raising the question of whether too much aerobic exercise can be a bad thing.

Neuroscience

Proprioception, our imperceptible sixth sense

Vision. Hearing. Smell. Taste. Touch. Proprioception. Proprioception? Few people are familiar with this sense, although its pioneer studies in the 19th century were by some of the giants of neuroscience: Claude Bernard who ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Outrunning dementia with physical activity

Regular exercise can improve brain function and may protect against dementia in middle-aged and older adults, with women benefitting almost twice as much as men, according to University of Queensland research.

Overweight & Obesity

The body produces new satiety factor during prolonged exercise

A drug that helps us to eat less could help the more than 650 million people around the world who live with obesity. One of the emerging drug candidates that interest researchers is the hormone GDF15 that, when given to rodents, ...

Neuroscience

Blink: The link between aerobic fitness and cognition

Although exercise is known to enhance cognitive function and improve mental health, the neurological mechanisms of this link are unknown. Now, researchers from Japan have found evidence of the missing link between aerobic ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Doctor explains why—and how—runners should warm up

Many runners know that they should stretch, but that doesn't mean they do. And even if they take the time to loosen up their muscles, they may not be doing the right stretches—or performing them properly.

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