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Can Athletes Benefit from More Mitochondria?

Over the last couple of years, the term “mitochondria” has become a bit of a buzzword in the health and fitness community – but what are they, and how do they impact your health and performance? Well, that is exactly what this article intends to find out. What are mitochondria? Thinking back to high school

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Exercising in Poor Air Quality: What You Need to Know

For as long as I can remember, people have been exercising outside. Whether it is going for a run, taking a nice long bike ride, or even doing tai chi in the park – the specifics do not matter. All that matters is that people are getting outside in the sunshine and exercising. However, over

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Ways to Improve Your Longevity Genes

Humans are currently living longer than ever before. With advancements in healthcare, technology, and knowledge, we have begun to work out what it takes to maintain health across the lifespan, thus enhancing longevity in the process. Interestingly, there is some recent research indicating that longevity may not only be a result of your lifestyle habits,

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Why people in “Blue Zones” Live longer

It is estimate that between 20 and 25% of your longevity is dictated by your genes – which means that more than 75% is dictated entirely by your lifestyle factors. And while research has given you some insight into how you can alter your lifestyle to maximize your lifespan and mitigate the aging process, they

Obesity and COVID-19

Does Obesity Increase Your Risk of Coronavirus?

We are currently living in a pretty interesting time. Inundated with bad news stories on every channel, isolated from the outside world with no real social interaction, and completely unable to get the gym and train – it sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. But it’s not. Its real, and it’s happening

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How Exercise Prevents Sickness

Everyone on the planet knows that exercise is good for them. In fact, over the last few years it has been shown to not only prevent the onset of physical ailments like heart disease and diabetes, but even nasty mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. It really is a cure-all. And now there is reason

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How Exercise Could Prevent Coronavirus

Everyone on the planet knows that exercise is good for them. In fact, over the last few years it has been shown to not only prevent the onset of physical ailments like heart disease and diabetes, but even nasty mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. It really is a cure-all. And now there is reason

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The Impact of Exercise During Cancer Treatment

Exercise and cancer are not two words that are said in the same sentence anywhere near enough – but hopefully that changes soon. Over the last couple of years we have some seen some very interesting research suggesting that integrating exercise into traditional cancer treatments may have some very positive effects on several important outcomes.

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Exercise Research is Underrepresented in Female Athletes

The research coming out of exercise science at the moment is some of the most exciting on the planet. It is where top-level researchers take the time to determine how we can best implement exercise for health, for athletic performance, and for recovery. It is where we can find practically meaningful information that can be

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Opportunity Differences for Male and Females in Sports

Over the last 50 years we have come to the stark realization that when it comes to improving and maintaining health across the lifespan, exercise is key. Within this, we have also concluded that sports offer the perfect medium to get and keep people active.  And obviously, this holds true irrespective of your gender. But

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Gender differences in sport injury risk and types of injuries

As good as it is, sports are an undeniably dangerous activity.  I mean, most of us who compete in any type of sport know that to be successful you need to push your body to the absolute limits. You need to train hard on a near-daily basis, and then compete at an intensity few people

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Protocol for Breast Injuries in Female Athletes

The popularity of female sport has been increased at an incredible pace over the last decade. As a result, we have seen increases in funding, the uptake of better-quality coaches, and the introduction of high-level strength and conditioning programs into female sport across the globe. In short, it is a very good thing. However, because