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Exercise and longevity

Exercise and longevity

Telomere length and longevity are strongly correlated (& so too is your grip strength). As we age, our telomeres get shorter. Stress has been strongly correlated in shortening telomeres. Short telomeres in white blood cells is strongly correlated with diabetes and heart disease. Puterman et al. 2010 studied 63 post-menopausal women. The results indicated that 75 minutes a(…)

Exercise and immune function

Exercise and immune function

The International Society of Exercise and Immunology recently summarized their position in a 58-page document. After relating the fact that in the last 10 years, very little proper research has been done and few studies can be used to form opinions (anyone want a noble prize?), the authors go on to show the catecholamines released(…)

Disuse Atrophy

Disuse Atrophy

With chronic bed rest, muscle will atrophy. Every athlete knows this. If you’ve ever had your arm or leg in a cast, you know how weak the limb feels after only a few weeks of immobilization. However with reuse- it will begin to hypertrophy and quickly normalize in function. Jones et al 2004 demonstrated that(…)