8 Things You Need to Know About Your Body’s Energy Levels
A sweat session is great for upping your oomph, even when you feel like you’re out of juice. “When you exercise, you release hormones like adrenaline. This hormone actually tells our bodies to ignore feelings of pain and fatigue while enhancing blood flow to large muscles,” says Sabrena Jo, senior exercise scientist at the American Council on Exercise. As a result, a workout can leave you with more energy than you had beforehand—an effect that can last several hours.
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Why do some people fail to respond to exercise?
Regular physical activity is considered key for the prevention of obesity and associated health conditions, but some people reap greater rewards from exercise than others. A new study may have shed light on why this is. In a study of both mice and human subjects, researchers found that higher levels of selenoprotein P – a protein secreted by the liver – was associated with reduced exercise capacity and fewer exercise-related benefits.
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How romantic relationships can help or hinder weight loss
New qualitative research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships suggests that romantic partners are in a unique position to help with weight loss goals. The study consisted of interviews with 44 overweight adults from a Southwestern city in the United States. Most participants wanted their romantic partner to be involved in their weight loss efforts, and welcomed any help they received. But relationships could also be an impediment to weight loss efforts, as several participants reported that they and their partner had different approaches to getting fit.
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Will Technology Replace Good, Old-Fashioned Exercise?
No doubt, all things smart are on the rise. Experts weigh in on what this means for fitness. With smart appliances, cameras, phones, and even social robots making it into our high-tech world, it seems plausible that we’ll also turn to tech solutions to perform exercise for us. At least that’s what a new study published in the journal Endocrinology suggests.
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