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Effects of Yerba Maté on Metabolism, Satiety, and Mood at Rest and during Exercise

Diet and exercise induce weight and fat loss and lower risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and other chronic diseases. While diet and exercise remain essential elements of weight loss, nutritional aids such as functional foods and herbal products can enhance their benefits when used concomitantly with lifestyle modifications. Yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis, Aquifoliaceae) leaves, traditionally used in South America

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Uncovering The Science Behind ‘Sound Body, Sound Mind’

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden get to grips with the molecular basis of the saying “sound mind, sound body.” The key appears to be how muscles reduce levels of stress markers in the blood. A new study explains how muscle activity benefits the whole body. Studies have shown that exercising not only promotes burning fat but also benefits

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Why 20 Minutes of Intense Exercise Can Boost Memory

A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience shows that vigorous exercise for a short period of time can boost the so-called interference memory. The research also points to a potential mechanism that may explain the findings. Physical training also ‘trains’ your brain, new research shows. Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, reveal what intense, 20-minute bouts of

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12 Potential Health Benefits Of Eleuthero

Eleuthero is a plant that has been traditionally used as an immune system booster and a general stimulant. Sometimes known as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is native to Japan, northern China, southeastern Russia, South Korea, and North Korea. What is Eleuthero? There is evidence that eleuthero was first used as an herbal remedy in China some 2,000 years ago. The plant is

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Drinking Beetroot Juice Before Exercising Boosts Brain Performance

A number of studies have shown that physical activity can have positive effects on the brain, particularly in later life. New research has found that it may be possible to bolster these effects, simply by drinking beetroot juice before exercising. Researchers suggest that drinking beetroot before exercising may aid brain performance for older adults. Researchers found that older adults who

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A-fib and Exercise: Health Benefits and Risks

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat caused by faulty electrical signals in the upper chambers of the heart. In people with atrial fibrillation, the heart beats irregularly and often too quickly. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) can result in the heart not pumping enough oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body, which may cause symptoms like heart fluttering, weakness, and dizziness.

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