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The articles posted on ForeverFitScience are authored by industry professionals and in and in some cases adapted from speeches or research papers. We want to stay on top of the most current research in the health industry and provide our readers with the most current content to make health and fitness decisions. There are always new advancements and discoveries in how the health, fitness, and different workouts affect our bodies- we want to hear about them and we think you do too! We have industry research papers discussing nutrition, sleep, HIIT, and whatever the latest miracle recovery must-have may be! We are always updating and adding to our article library.

Exercising While Pregnant – To Run Or Not To Run?

Alyssa Bialowas In years past, women were told to limit running while pregnant due to presumed risks of preterm birth. Physical activity during pregnancy was theoretically related to preterm birth due to the release of catecholamines, especially norepinephrine, which might stimulate myometrial activity. Yet, exercise may reduce the risk of preterm birth due to

Muscle Growth and Loss

Dayton Kelly Muscle growth may not be entirely lost following detraining: a paradigm shift in thinking This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2018, most notably Kristian Gundersen (UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, NORWAY). It has been long accepted that resistance training offers transient improvements in muscle

Could a Carb Mouth Rinse Be the Next Best Performance Booster?

Evan Stevens The last thing an athlete wants is to feel like they have no energy. Staying fueled and being able to maximize your energy output means better performance. Fueling means quick energy to the system through – sugars in the forms of drinks, tablets, and gooey, gel substances are often the go-to for

How Exercising in the Heat Affects Women on Birth Control

By Alyssa Bialowas Exercising in hot conditions is commonplace for both recreational and competitive athletes, and training can be more uncomfortable for women during various times of the month. Training in hot climates while menstruating can add pain to this uncomfortable state, and studies have looked more closely at how heat and exercise effect

The Truth Behind Antioxidants & Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

Alyssa Bialowas Elite athletes are prone to injury and muscle damage, especially those who compete in high contact sports such as rugby. To speed up recovery in these athletes the goal is to get them back training and on the field as quickly as possible. Previous research has looked at the effects of high antioxidant

Reduce Cigarette Cravings with Acute Exercise

Catherine O'Brien It is no secret that smoking is a major health hazard that significantly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other health problems. That said, 20% of adult men and 16% of adult women smoke (American Heart Association, 2015). It is possible that, the sustaining prevalence of smokers is due, not to

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

Exposure to Sunshine May Alter Your Metabolism

Evan Stevens When I was younger and first starting out on my nutrition journey, I was very much in favor of taking all my vitamins and minerals in pill form. It was quick, easy, and it allowed me to not worry too much about the food I was or wasn’t eating while I was

The Role of Biofeedback in VO2 Max Testing

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas There are various approaches attempting to modify cardiovascular reactivity in healthy adults and athletes, such as using contingent (true) and non-contingent (false) heart rate biofeedback. In previous studies, subjects who receive instruction to compete for heart rate reduction perform differently, indicating that biofeedback is an effective method for heart

Cross-Exercise: Which Training Program is Better?

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas Cross-education training is defined as a neurophysiological phenomenon where there is an increase in strength in an untrained limb following unilateral strength training in the opposite, contralateral limb. This can also be called cross-exercise, contralateral training or inter-limb transfer, however the most commonly used and the term most researched

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