endurance athletes

Blood hormone Epo boosts motivation


June 12th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 12 (IANS) Blood hormone Epo has a performance-boosting effect on the brain shortly after being injected as it improves oxygen transport in blood. As Epo also increases ... Read more...

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Organic, baby foods high in arsenic content


February 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) All those who swear by organic food or prefer baby food formulas are in for a rude shock - they may be high in arsenic content, ... Read more...

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Marathons could permanently damage heart: Study


December 7th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Running marathons could permanently damage your heart, say scientists.High-endurance activities can lead to scarring of the right ventricle, increasing the risk of health complications, a study ... Read more...

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Exercise ’causes asthma in athletes’


June 27th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Experts have discovered that over half of athletes suffer from asthma caused by exercise.According to the figures, the rates are nearly seven times higher than in the ... Read more...

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Maintaining energy balance may protect cyclists’ bones during stage races


May 6th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new University of Missouri research has suggested that elite cyclists should match their energy intake to the high-energy demands of stage racing to protect their bones.Previous studies ... Read more...

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Daily intake of beetroot juice boosts stamina


August 7th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Daily intake of beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise up to 16 percent longer, according to new research. A University of Exeter (U-E) led-study ... Read more...

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‘Fishy’ diet helps birds stay super fit


March 28th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Feeding on diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids helps birds increase their aerobic capacity, say researchers.According to Jean-Michel Weber from the University of Ottawa, the study showed ... Read more...

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Protein-rich energy drinks better at improving athletes” performance


December 24th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Energy drinks which contain protein are superior to carbohydrate-only drinks in improving cyclists'' recovery from exercise, says research published in BioMed Central''s open access Journal of the ... Read more...

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How sled dogs manage to run 1,100 miles in temperatures as low as 40degF


September 28th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (AN): Racing sled dogs are considered to be the ultra-athlete canine for their ability of covering 1,100 miles from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, sometimes in just nine days, ... Read more...

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Meet world’s fleetest four-footed super-athletes


September 25th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, September 25 (IANS) Racing sled dogs stand out for their unparalled athletic ability and prowess - the only one among the hundreds of breeds of 'man's best friend.'Every March, during the ... Read more...

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Fruits and vegetables may help keep flu at bay


September 4th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that quercetin, a naturally occurring substance found in fruits and vegetables, reduces susceptibility to influenza infection after stressful exercise.The study ... Read more...

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Aerobics has more mood-boosting benefits than strength training


August 27th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): Indiana University psychologists say that aerobic activities can offer more mood-boosting benefits to people than strength training.Lead researcher Jack Raglin says that benefits can be experienced ... Read more...

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Now, a pill that helps you shed weight sans exertion


August 1st, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Hitting the gym twice in a day to fight that extra flab? Well, you can now forget the painful exertion, courtesy the treadmills and spin classes, for ... Read more...

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Chinese walker’s coach gets four-year ban


July 15th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) Chinese walker Song Hongjuan's coach is banned for four years after the athlete tested positive and was banned, a Chinese athletics official said. Chinese Athletic Association official Zhang ... Read more...

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Exercise changes structure, function of heart


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): According to a new study, 90 days of vigorous athletic training produces significant changes in the hearts structure and function, and that the type of change varies ... Read more...

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Ovary problem may benefit women athletes


April 21st, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A common cause of menstrual disorders may offer considerable benefits to women athletes, says a Swedish scientist.Magnus Hagmar, of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, said that polycystic ovary ... Read more...

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Mice can sense oxygen through their skin


April 18th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Training and testing of endurance athletes during the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing might take a dramatic turn as athletes would just have to expose their bodies ... Read more...

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Can we sense oxygen through our skin?


April 18th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Mice can sense oxygen through their skin, according to new research. The study shows that the skin plays a major role in sensing oxygen levels and in stimulating ... Read more...

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