Stress comes in different forms. Longer term almost any form of stress is bad for you but there’s growing evidence that short-term, controlled exposure to stress might be beneficial. Find out why.
Exercise is stressful but it also improves your health, both physical and mental. How can an activity that places so much strain on your body give health benefits? It all has to do with how your body adapts to exercise.
We think of antioxidants as being protective against disease and against aging – but can you get too much of a good thing? This article looks at the role antioxidants play in health and why antioxidant supplements may actually be harmful.
Antioxidants – we think of them as always being beneficial, but there may be times when you want to limit the amount of antioxidants you consume. One of those times is right before a workout. Here’s why.
Could obesity actually be a problem at the cellular level? Inside cells are tiny organelles called mitochondria that produce energy. Some research shows obese people have mitochondria that function differently. Does obesity begin at the level of the mitochondria?
Wouldn’t life be rosy if you could turn off the aging process? As you might expect, there’s ongoing research in this area and lots of theories as to why aging occurs. Is aging something that can be prevented or at least slowed down? Find out more.
Is aging a product of oxidative stress and free radicals – or IS it? This article discusses the evidence for and against the free radical theory of aging and the role free radicals play in health, aging and longevity.
There’s no doubt that exercise is good for you. It burns calories and boosts cardiovascular health and endurance. But all of that vigorous muscle activity generates free radicals and boosts muscle inflammation. That sounds like a bad thing, but regular workouts can actually increase the body’s ability to cope with oxidative damage. That may be […]