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Why does athletic performance deteriorate with aging?

Aging causes a much greater loss of strength than endurance, coordination or recovery time (Current Aging Science, February 17, 2010). Each muscle is made up of thousands of single muscle fibers and each year you lose many muscle fibers. No amount of exercise can prevent the lose of muscle fibers, muscle size and strength. For […]

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Susceptibility to diabetes

You may inherit a susceptibility to Type II diabetes, but you do not inherit diabetes. Diabetes is caused by having your blood sugar rise too high after you eat. If you do not have your blood sugar level rise too high after eating, you are at low risk for developing diabetes, even if you have […]

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Sports Hernia – What is a sports hernia?

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Repairing Damaged Knee Cartilage

The ends of bones are soft, so they must be covered with a thick white gristle called cartilage. Once damaged, cartilage can never heal. When knee cartilage is damaged, the person spends the rest of his life losing more cartilage until it is completely gone and the knee hurts 24 hours a day. If only […]

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Reducing and Increasing Risk for Colon Cancer

This week two separate studies show that exercise prevents, and meat increases, risk for colon cancer. The colon is a 5-foot long, U-shaped tube at the end of your intestinal tract. Intense vigorous exercise prevented colon cancer only in the last part of the colon, not in the other parts (Cancer Causes and Control, 10/08/2011). […]

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Protein After, Not During, Exercise

High-protein meals eaten immediately after hard exercise have been shown to help athletes recover faster, but the data that taking protein during exercise improves an athlete’s performance is extremely weak. Researchers from the University of Birmingham, UK, showed that adding protein (19g/hour) to a sugared drink does not improve one-hour cycling time trial, maximum power; […]

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