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Do Women Have to Work Harder to Breathe During Exercise Relative to Men?

Do Women Have to Work Harder to Breathe During Exercise Relative to Men?

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Women, on average, have a lower aerobic capacity than men. That’s why women typically don’t perform quite as well as men in endurance sports. There are a number of reasons for this. Now, a new study shows women have to work harder to breathe during exercise relative to men and this may impact exercise performance. Find out more.

How Your Brain Protects You Against Cancer?

How Your Brain Protects You Against Cancer?

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Cancer is a frightening diagnosis and one most people want to avoid. Fortunately, lifestyle factors count when it comes to lowering your risk for this common disease. Now scientists have identified a brain protein that helps keep cancer in check and it’s influenced by lifestyle, especially your sleep patterns. Read on to find out more about this cancer protective protein.

Full Reps Versus Partial Reps: Should You Do Both?

Full Reps Versus Partial Reps: Should You Do Both?

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When you first started weight training, you probably stuck to mostly full range-of-motion reps, but as you progress you may look for ways to work your muscles differently in hopes of gaining more strength. One alternative is to do partial reps where you work a muscle or muscle group through only a portion of its range-of-motion. Are there benefits to doing this?

Probiotics and Prebiotics: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Probiotics and Prebiotics: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

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Probiotics are gut-friendly bacteria that offer health benefits. Good sources are yogurt with live cultures and other fermented foods like miso, tempeh and sauerkraut. What you may be less familiar with are prebiotics, the “food” probiotic need to survive. Find out more about the benefits of adding prebiotics to your diet and what the best sources are.

Protein Basics

Protein Basics

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With all the hype about protein, you might worry that you aren’t getting enough. In America, it is rare to be protein deficient. However, not all sources of protein are created equal and some choices might not be good ones for a healthy diet. Understanding what protein is, where it’s found and why it’s important is a good first step in making sure you are getting what you need for good health.