Paleo 101

If you've heard the name but still are curious here is podcast to chew on.Starting paleo can feel pretty daunting, but I promise you that it gets easier and easier over time!That is from the Paleo OMG blog, here is a link to their iTunes podcast

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Sleeping Longer Boosts Basketball Players’ Speed, Accuracy and Performance

Byte Sized Summary: Increasing sleeping time helped basketball players run faster, shoot better, feel energized, less tired, and reported overall increased well being. Total objective nightly sleep time increased during sleep extension compared to baseline by 110.9 ± 79.7 min (P < 0.001). Subjects demonstrated a faster timed sprint following sleep extension (16.2 ± 0.61 … Continue reading Sleeping Longer Boosts Basketball Players’ Speed, Accuracy and Performance

Plant-Based Diets Can Have Risks Too

Researchers followed 200,000 adults over two decades and found that those who adhered to a plant-based diet rich in healthy foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes, had a substantially lower risk of heart disease than people whose diet typically included less healthy foods like refined grains and sugar-sweetened beverages. The study also found … Continue reading Plant-Based Diets Can Have Risks Too

 Spraying L-menthol does not enhance running performance in the heat (research article)

L-Menthol stimulates cutaneous thermoreceptors and induces cool sensations improving thermal comfort but has also been linked to heat storage responses. Therefore, L-Menthol application could lead to a conflict in behavioural and thermoregulatory drivers improving comfort but leading to a higher rate of deep body temperature rise; the present study examined this possibility. That is from the study Spraying … Continue reading  Spraying L-menthol does not enhance running performance in the heat (research article)

Increased Testosterone via Endocrine Disruption from Plastic Additives (Research Study)

Endocrine disruption from the plastic additive Bisphenol A (BPA) increases testosterone levels in men (Byte Translation: "Endocrine" relates to your natural hormone levels): In this study, we have reported for the first time the daily excretion levels of BPA among European adults in a large-scale and high-quality population-based sample. After adjusting for potential confounders, we … Continue reading Increased Testosterone via Endocrine Disruption from Plastic Additives (Research Study)

Save time with short, intense sprints (Research Study)

Little Byte Summary: Short sprints at timed intervals can help you get the same health benefits in less time than longer-duration exercise sessions. Researchers in Norway conducted a small study comparing 12 weeks of a medium-intensity, 50 minute, cycling workout with  a 3x20 second "max" sprint workout  (1 minute total), in which the sprints were interspersed … Continue reading Save time with short, intense sprints (Research Study)