Exercise Provides Big Brain Boosts

Anyone who trains for a marathon knows that individual running workouts add up over time to yield a big improvement in physical fitness. So, it should not be surprising that the cognitive benefits from workouts also accumulate to yield long-term cognitive gains. Yet, until now, there was has been little research to describe and support… Continue reading Exercise Provides Big Brain Boosts

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Early Sports Specialization Linked to Higher Injury Rates in College Athletes

Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. However, researchers presenting their work at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day today reveal that this early intense participation might come… Continue reading Early Sports Specialization Linked to Higher Injury Rates in College Athletes

Green Tea Reduces Health Risks, Cuts Obesity in Mice: Study

Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. Mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming study of green tea’s potential benefits in people at… Continue reading Green Tea Reduces Health Risks, Cuts Obesity in Mice: Study

Podcast: Research Round-Up, Vol. 3

Welcome to Volume 3 of Research Round-Up! The connecting theme of today’s research is heart health. More specifically, we’re talking about aspects of heart health for men. Men who do extreme things. Men who used to block, tackle, hit other men for a living. (Or avoid being blocked, tackled or hit!) Men who fight fires… Continue reading Podcast: Research Round-Up, Vol. 3

The Scoop on Bedtime Protein for Bigger Gains

Drinking a casein shake just before overnight sleep increases gains in muscle mass and strength in response to resistance exercise. But to date, no study has directly addressed whether this effect is due to increased total protein intake only, or if a bedtime beverage is better. According to a review published in Frontiers in Nutrition,… Continue reading The Scoop on Bedtime Protein for Bigger Gains

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Honey Garlic Shrimp

Shrimp…honey garlic sauce…crispy bacon. You had me at shrimp and bacon! These are much easier to make then they look and perfect party food! Ingredients Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (Prawns): 1/3 cup barbecue sauce 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons lemon juice 3 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon finely… Continue reading Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Honey Garlic Shrimp

Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with Ben Boudro – Tragedy, Humility, Victory

A casual look at the life of Ben Boudro, owner of Xceleration Fitness in Auburn Hills, Michigan, might lead you to believe he’s like a lot of other fitness professionals. Fit, successful, family man, living the dream. And all of those things are true. But there’s more to Ben’s story. A deeper pool of humility,… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with Ben Boudro – Tragedy, Humility, Victory

NFL Players Hearts Show Abnormalities Decades After Retirement

While elite athletes are often at peak fitness, they are not immune to—and may even face a higher risk for—potentially detrimental heart conditions later in life. Former National Football League (NFL) players, particularly those with larger body sizes, were found to have heart abnormalities specifically associated with high blood pressure in a study being presented… Continue reading NFL Players Hearts Show Abnormalities Decades After Retirement

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

When it comes to snacking and partying (or just snacking,) let’s face the truth. Everybody loves a creamy, delicious, decadent dip! This mix-and-heat Buffalo Chicken Dip is all of that and more! Simple to make, easy to enjoy. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure! Cook it in the oven, on the range or even in… Continue reading Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Podcast: 8 Essential Reasons to Drink Water Like Your Life Depends On It

Water. It’s essential, right? Then why do so many people fail to drink enough to avoid dehydration? I’m not talking about people in drought-stricken areas. I mean people in areas with plenty of water. You know you should drink more water. You know it’s good for you. But did you know HOW good for you?… Continue reading Podcast: 8 Essential Reasons to Drink Water Like Your Life Depends On It