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Three Types of Exercise for Reducing Anxiety

Catherine O'Brien Most of us have experienced anxiety at one time or another. Whether it be jitters about starting a new job, increased heart rate before a big presentation or exam, or general uneasiness and nerves when the clock strikes 5 pm on a Sunday and the weekend comes to a close. While these

5 Ways HIIT Improves Fitness in Women

Alyssa Bialowas Research poll after research poll, male and female adults express that one of the biggest barriers they face to frequent exercise is lack of time. One common assumption is that exercise and physical activity at moderate-intensity for a long period is the superior way to burn fat and improve your overall body composition,

The 4 Best Core Activation Exercises | Forever Fit Science

Our core strength is just as important as the central nervous in terms of their purpose. Our core allows the rest of body to function or move as stable and efficiently as possible. Look at it as a generator or light switch; you can’t see unless you turn it on. If your core is

The Biomechanics of Sprinting

Alyssa Biawolas Understanding the biomechanics of sprint running form is essential to successful sprint performance. Biomechanical variables influencing sprinting include reaction time, technique, force production, neural factors, muscle structure and the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. Thomas (2017) found that maximal running speeds in sprint events are achieved by creating a high force output,

Why You Should Consider Morning HIIT Workouts

Catherine O'Brien Are you a night owl or a morning lark? Most people tend to fall into one of two groups: morning person vs. night owl. It turns out that there is a name for these categorizations and recent research suggests that knowing your sleep type may be important when planning your exercise. Depending on

The Ever Changing Science of Protein

Evan Stevens You would think that by now we would have a pretty firm grasp of protein. It is one of the three main macronutrients and is essential for life as we know it. Its use in sport has been long described in scientific literature and makes up a huge portion of the billion-dollar

Effects of Outdoor Exercise

Catherine O'Brien Why Does Exercising Outdoors Feel So Much Better? I have always been a proponent of outdoor exercise, particularly running. There is something so satisfying and therapeutic about the fresh air and the sound of my feet hitting the pavement. Of course, inclement weather sometimes requires me to substitute an indoor treadmill workout for

3 Ways Physical Exercise Improves Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged Women

Alyssa Bialowas As we age, our cognition, memory and language ability gradually deteriorate. One of today’s most significant public health concerns is dementia, a group of symptoms associated with deteriorating memory and other thinking skills. To prevent dementia, one of the most beneficial things you can do is to start detecting a progressive decline in

Do Women’s Menstrual Cycle Affect Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage?

Alyssa Bialowas   Introduction Studies have shown that a woman’s menstrual cycle can affect exercise-induced muscle damage and oxidative stress that follow bouts of physical activity and exercise. Estradiol is an estrogen steroid hormone and major female sex hormone that is responsible for the development of female secondary sex characteristics. During the menstrual cycle, estradiol

Vestibular Migraines: Could Exercise Be The Answer?

Catherine O’Brien My last article highlighted the inverse relationship between headaches and VO2 max levels such that individuals who experienced headaches regularly had, on average, lower VO2 peaks than their control counterparts. Perhaps one of the most interesting findings from Hagen and colleagues’ study was that this inverse relationship was present, even when controlling for

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