Sports Medicine / Fitness

Spinach supplement may increase muscle strength

New research has examined the potential of spinach extract as an enhancer of athletic performance. The active compound in spinach extract significantly improves muscle strength, leading the study authors to recommend banning the supplement in sports. Spinach contains an extract that could boost athletic performance. Rich in calcium, magnesium, and iron, some people call spinach […]

Seniors / Aging Sports Medicine / Fitness

Exercise may increase lifespan ‘regardless of past activity levels’

New research examines the relationship between trends in physical activity levels over time and mortality risk among adults in middle age and older. The findings suggest that it is never too late to start exercising, as becoming more active may lengthen lifespan “regardless of past activity levels.” Becoming physically active can legthen the lifespan of […]

Sports Medicine / Fitness

Does it matter what time of day you exercise?

Two teams of researchers analyzing different aspects of exercise in mice found that the time of day might affect the productivity of physical activity. Research in mice shows that time of day affects the effectiveness of exercise, but applying these results to humans is complicated. Scientists already know that the circadian rhythm interacts with our […]