Health & Medicine

Sleep Quality and Exercise: Are You in the Dark?

A new study examined the effects of group exercise on the hormones that control sleep.

Men More Prone to Achilles Injuries Than Women - But Why?

We've known for some time that men are more prone to Achilles injuries than women, and a new study sheds light on the reasons why.

Xenon Wins Gold Medals - Is It The New Blood-Doping?

When a recent article suggested xenon might produce similar effects to blood-doping, WADA suddenly weighed in. And a lot of people became suspicious of Russia topping the medal table at Sochi.

The Importance of Gym Cleanliness: A Microbiology Approach

Cleanliness is essential to a gym. To explain why, we're going to look at the science of microbiology and you'll learn what microbes lurk in your establishment when you don't clean properly.

Stop Peeing Yourself During Workouts: The Science Behind Stress Urinary Incontinence

Losing urine during a workout isn’t okay, and isn’t a badge of honor as to how hard you worked. Here's what's really going on and how you can stop peeing yourself.

Why You Shouldn't Work Out When You're Sick

One of the most frequent questions in is, “Should I workout when I am sick?’ Like many topics in fitness, there isn’t a clear-cut answer, but here's what I suggest you should ask yourself.

Higher Exercise Intensity Correlates With Suppressed Immunity

As beneficial as exercise might be, more isn't always better. A new study compared the effects of high- and low-intensity exercise on the body's immune response.

Exercise Can Help Your Social Life

Have a problem mingling at parties? A new research review suggests a little bit of exercise, and team sports in particular, might do your social life some good.

Blood Type Diet Debunked

The blood type diet has garnered quite a following since its introduction, but a new study suggests it might not actually work. In fact, it seems maybe we should all eat similar diets.

Got Hookworms? Gut Bacteria and Your Health

While I only heard about helminthic therapy - or treatment via hookworm infection - a few months ago, it has apparently been circling the scientific community for years.

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes With Resistance Exercise

A lot of studies have examined the role of aerobic exercise in diabetes prevention. The newest research demonstrates resistance exercise can also reduce the risk.

5 Tips on How to Find a Good Healthcare Practitioner

I wrote this article to guide you on how to find the HCPs out there who want to prevent disease, are open to alternative and integrative medicine, and who truly care about your health.

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