physical performance

Record number of free condoms for Olympians (Olympic diary)


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The 10,500 athletes competing at the London Games have been handed out a record number of 150,000 condoms -- an average of 15 per athlete -- ... Read more...

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Resveratrol acts as natural exercise booster


June 20th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Resveratrol, a bio-compound found in some fruits, nuts and red wine, is likely to boost exercise training and performance, says a new research. Principal investigator Jason ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

Mind your breakfast for stress-free life


March 11th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) People skipping breakfast had better mend their ways, as a new study shows how the morning meal reduces stress and improves mental and physical performance throughout ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Briskness of walk in middle-age foretells stroke risk


February 16th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Walking speed and hand grip strength may determine how a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke, says a new research."These are basic office tests which ... Read more...

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Does caffeine boost exercise performance?


December 15th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Caffeine may be considered a potent stimulant, but whether it pumps up performance in exercise is debatable. While scientists aver that caffeine is likely to have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Higher testosterone helps older men preserve muscle mass


October 29th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Older men having higher levels of male hormone testosterone suffered less loss of lean muscle mass, especially those who were losing weight, scientists have found out.Men ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mustard compound key to becoming lean, muscular


October 4th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A promising plant steroid found in mustard could help one become lean and muscular. When given orally to rats, it triggered a response similar to anabolic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Elderly? Get some sunshine to prevent falls


May 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) It's a good idea for older people to get some sunshine regularly. For, it helps maintain adequate Vitamin D levels which in turn can prevent falls.A ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diet-exercise combo improves obese seniors’ quality of life


March 31st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has concluded that for obese seniors, dieting and exercise together are more effective at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds secret behind humans’ near-perfect tissue elasticity over a lifetime


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have revealed how evolution has triumphed by giving human tissues their elastic properties that will last a lifetime.Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered the shape ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dog’s head size predicts strength, running ability


February 1st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A dog's strength and running ability are predicted by the size and width of the canine's head, according to a new study.The discovery likely applies to other animals, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The guide to drop ‘20 pounds in 30 days’ and achieve ‘a 15-minute orgasm’


December 17th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): How can you drop 20 pounds in 30 days without exercise, produce a 15-minute female orgasm, double your sperm count, or binge during the holidays without gaining fat?Here ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Health impairment primarily due to bad lifestyle, not aging


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Sports scientists have revealed that impairments to health and physical performance are not primarily a result of aging but of bad lifestyle habits and lack of exercise.Sporty ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Childhood brain tumour survivors may face health challenges with age


August 15th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): A recent study revealed that children who survived brain tumours might face health challenges, as they grow older.St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigator Kirsten Ness and colleagues said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women really do have better memories than men


July 14th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Wondering how your wife manages to remember the wedding anniversary everytime? Well, scientists at Cambridge University have found an explanation - women really do have better memories than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-ageing supplements can retard old age


May 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Anti-ageing supplements can retard old age, says a new study. It appears that such so-called neutraceuticals should be taken before very old age for benefits such as improvement in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Anti-aging pills should be taken before old age for benefits


May 25th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Anti-aging supplements should be taken before old age for benefits, researchers at the University of Florida's Institute on Aging claim.The experts opine that neutraceuticals- supplements made up ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Growth hormone found to drive athletic performance


May 5th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) A growth hormone showed a 0.4 second improvement in a 10-second sprint in tests, enough to turn a last-place Olympic athlete in an event - running or swimming ... Read more...

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Human growth hormone ‘makes sprinters faster’


May 5th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): For the time, researchers have shown a positive effect of growth hormone on athletic performance.It showed a .4 second improvement in a 10-second sprint, enough to turn a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Centre grants Rs. 192 crore for development in naxal affected areas


April 30th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said on Friday that the Centre has released Rs. 192 crore under various projects to areas disturbed by the Left Wing ... Read more...

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Just one energy drink can cause “serious heart conditions”


January 31st, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): Just one energy drink, designed to increase stamina and improve physical performance, can cause 'serious heart conditions,' according to a new study.According to Adelaide Now, the study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to deliver the perfect curling rock


January 20th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 20 (ANI): In a new research, scientists are analyzing the technical aspects of the game of curling to determine the best way to deliver a curling stone.University of Alberta ... Read more...

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Pregame sex ‘has no effect on athlete’s performance’


November 27th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Nov 27 (ANI): Having sex the night before a big match has no effect whatsoever on an athlete's physical performance, according to a new research.The research was conducted by Ian Shrier, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Lifestyle behind related booze’s ‘beneficial effects’?


October 15th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is known to reduce the risk of functional decline, however, researchers say this association might be linked to life-style related variables.The study conducted over 3,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soccer better than running when it comes to women’s fitness


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Playing soccer can help women get in better shape than just running, say researchers.Lead researcher and Associate Professor Peter Krustrup from University of Copenhagen said that many women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air pollutants lead to age-related muscle decline


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Scientists have come up with new ways to stop by-products from the air we breathe from harming our muscles.Atanu Duttaroy, associate professor of biology at Howard University in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Horse psychology, pop music performance amongst UK’s daftest uni degrees!


September 15th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 15 (ANI): Students in the UK are being offered courses in horse psychology and pop music performance, amongst other bizarre university degrees in the country.Youngsters can take up pop music ... Read more...

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High-fat diets can make us stupid, sluggish


September 5th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Rats fed a high-fat diet exhibit stark reduction in their physical endurance and cognitive ability after just nine days, says a new study. The research, funded by the ... Read more...

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High-fat diet ‘can adversely affect physical, memory abilities’


August 12th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Athletes should think twice before consuming a high-fat diet, suggest a new research by Oxford University.A team found rats on fatty diets saw a reduction in physical stamina ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

K-Fed may endorse weight loss product


August 7th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline is about to ink a seven-figure deal to endorse weight loss company, say reports.According to RadarOnline.com, Federline's set to seal a 1.7 ... Read more...

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Students should hydrate, eat properly for peak physical performance


August 2nd, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): For kids going back to school means football, cross country, cheerleading, and lacrosse. However, such activities usually take place outdoors, in the extreme heat of summer. But kids ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Ronaldo can be fit enough for 2010 World Cup’


April 3rd, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, April 3 (DPA) Three-time 'world footballer of the year' Ronaldo could be fit enough to play for Brazil at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa said the player's ... Read more...

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Tropical lizards may be in serious threat from global warming


March 4th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new research has indicated that lizards living in tropical forests in Central and South America and the Caribbean could be in serious peril from rising temperatures ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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