Exercise Search Results

Tips to Make Pokémon Go a Real-Time Healthy Experience

Whether players are catching or hatching them all, the NC Research Campus (NCRC) and neighboring downtown Kannapolis have Poke Stops, gyms, and plenty of Pokémon plus the scientific expertise in nutrition, plant biology and human health that, believe it or not, will boost your Poke play. Get those steps in As the Pokemon theme song […]

0 comments

David Nieman: Metabolomics in Nutrition & Exercise Science

By Robin Fastenau, Metabolon Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Read the original article on the Metabolon Blog. We asked David Nieman, D.Ph., FACSM, an expert in exercise science, to share his experience with metabolomics and how it has impacted his research. David is a professor in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University […]

0 comments

Feeling sick but still want to exercise? Let the ‘neck rule’ be your guide

By Constance Sommer Read the original article in the LA Times. It’s that time of year again — the time for sore throats and sniffles, body aches and fevers. It’s also the time for throat lozenges, hot tea with lemon, chicken soup and long naps. But what about sweating it out? What’s a fitness fanatic […]

0 comments

6 Secrets of Super-Healthy People

By Kimberly Goad Read the original article on WebMD. Admit it, you’re a little jealous of people who stockpile their sick days. While you sneeze and cough your way through cold and flu season, they show no signs of even a sniffle. Don’t just envy them. Steal their secrets for a stronger immune systemand a healthier […]

0 comments

Why You Should Eat a Banana Before Your Next Workout

By Emily Abbate Read the original article on SHAPE. Ready to totally rock your next workout? Then it’s time to double up on your fave on-the-go fruit If you want a better workout, you may want to add bananas to that morning smoothie, says a new study published in the Journal of Proteome Research. After fasting overnight, […]

0 comments

You Asked: How Can I Avoid Getting Sick?

By Markham Heid Read the original article on Time. You already know the basics of dodging sickness: get a good night’s sleep and wash your hands thoroughly and often. (It takes 15 seconds of scrubbing to wipe out germs, by the way.) Garlic, vitamin C, and even chicken soup may also help prevent or reduce the […]

0 comments

Bananas Best for Bicyclists

Read the original article on Dole Nutrition News. Bananas Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery in Cyclists Athletes, listen up! If you’re preparing for your next long-distance race, you may want to throw a few bananas in your gym bag. Researchers at the North Carolina Research Campus, including Dole Nutrition Institute and Appalachian State University scientists, […]

0 comments

Not Everyone Should Be Doing the Bonk Workout

By: Erin Beresini Read the original article in Outside Magazine. A new study brings up two more glaring reasons to avoid hitting the wall in training. The bonk run (or ride) is a workout both feared and revered in some elite endurance training circles. The general idea behind it is this: you work out sans […]

0 comments

Stay Happy to Stay Well- How merrymaking cuts your cold risk

by Jennifer Anju Grossman Read the original article on Healthzette. Being sick can be a bummer, but can being bummed out make you sick? The answer is yes, according to new research that suggests a link between a lower mood and higher rates of infection. Psychologist Sheldon Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University looked at how psychological […]

0 comments

Metabolomics-Based Analysis of Banana and Pear Ingestion on Exercise Performance and Recovery

Metabolomics-Based Analysis of Banana and Pear Ingestion on Exercise Performance and Recovery, Journal of Proteome Research, November 12, 2015. David C. Nieman,*,† Nicholas D. Gillitt,‡ Wei Sha,§ Mary Pat Meaney,† Casey John,† Kirk L. Pappan,# and Jason M. Kinchen# †Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081, United States […]

0 comments

Breaking the Pill Drill: Why athletes need to pause before popping ibuprofen

By Matt Morrison Read the original article on Healthzette. Once or twice a week, Jeff McDonald heads to the local golf course near his home in Saratoga, California. Before his regular round with friends, McDonald warms up for 20 to 30 minutes on the driving range. “That’s how long it takes for the drugs to kick […]

0 comments

More Sleep May Be Key to Fewer Colds

By Casey Leins, US News and World Report. Read the original story.   A new study shows that your grandmother was right all along. A new study confirms what our grandmothers have been telling us for a long time: The less sleep you get, the more likely it is that you’ll get sick. The study, published […]

0 comments

Are Bananas Really Worth the Calories?

By Mandy Oaklander. Time Magazine Read the original article. 5/5 Experts Say Yes. Last year, a zoo in the U.K. attracted international attention when it banned bananas from its primates’ cages. The reason? According to a zoo spokesperson, they’re too sugary for monkeys, too caloric, and they could give rise to health problems like type-2 […]

0 comments

Rethinking Your Advil Habit

By Jillian Rose Lim, Men’s Journal Read Original Article The Truth About Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Most of us have taken anti-inflammatory drugs at some point: From Advil to Excedrin to pharmacy-brand ibuprofen or naproxen, they can help with fever, headaches, back pain, and muscle cramps after the gym. But research links this class of drugs, also known as […]

0 comments

The elite athlete paradox: how running a marathon can make you ill

Although exercise is good for you, when that exercise is extremely intense – for example during the training and completion of a hard race – the immune system is supressed, leaving an open window for infection The elite athlete paradox states that, although exercise is good for health, extreme exercise can suppress the immune system, […]

0 comments

Should you take painkillers during an endurance race?

By Max Anderton, Men’s Fitness Read the original story. Towards the end of a big race muscle fatigue and pain kicks in and taking painkillers seems like a good idea. Don’t give in to that temptation. Several studies have found that popping pills while racing can affect your performance negatively and even damage your health. […]

0 comments

Post-exercise skeletal muscle glycogen related to plasma cytokines and muscle IL-6 protein content, but not muscle cytokine mRNA expression

Post-exercise skeletal muscle glycogen related to plasma cytokines and muscle IL-6 protein content, but not muscle cytokine mRNA expression, Frontiers in Nutrition, 26 Aug 2015, David C. Nieman1* 1Appalachian State University, USA Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this study was to correlate post-exercise muscle glycogen levels with changes in plasma cytokine, and muscle mRNA cytokine […]

0 comments

Rhodiola rosea Exerts Antiviral Activity in Athletes Following a Competitive Marathon Race

Rhodiola rosea Exerts Antiviral Activity in Athletes Following a Competitive Marathon Race, Front. Nutr., 31 July 2015, Maryam Ahmed1*, Dru A. Henson1, Matthew C. Sanderson1, David C. Nieman2, Jose M. Zubeldia3 and R. Andrew Shanely4 1Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA 2Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, Kannapolis, NC, USA 3PoliNat SL, Las Palmas, […]

0 comments

Why Tejay Van Garderen Made the Right Choice

By: Adam Roy, July 24, 2015 Read the original article in Outside Magazine. Tejay Van Garderen had been hoping to end his Tour de France on top of the podium. Instead, he ended it by the side of the road. The 26-year-old BMC leader had been hanging tight in third place, poised to possibly become […]

0 comments

Adiposity, Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness in Middle School Aged Children

Adiposity, Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness in Middle School Aged Children,  Apr 2015 ,The FASEB Journal, David Nieman1, Dustin Dew1 and Pamela Krasen1 1North Carolina Research Campus Appalachian State University Kannapolis NC United States Abstract National data suggest that aerobic fitness and adiposity are negatively correlated in children, but this relationship was established using submaximal exercise tests and skinfold […]

0 comments

Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance

Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance, The FASEB Journal, April 2015, David Nieman1, Nicholas Gillitt2, Mary Pat Meaney1, Dustin Dew1 and Fuxia Jin2 1NCRC Appalachian State University United States 2Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory Dole Foods United States Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance Abstract Plasma ALA levels peak about 2 h after ingestion, […]

0 comments

Research campus moving past slow start, looking to define future

By Josh Bergeron, Salisbury Post Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246. Read Original Article The N.C. Research Campus still lags behind initial employment projections, but, as the nation and state recover from an economic recession, growth is beginning to pick up. Following billionaire businessman David Murdock’s $15 million annual endowment last year, the research campus […]

0 comments

Beverly Hills Elementary School Receives $1,000 to Promote Physical Activity

Mini-grant awarded to Beverly Hills Elementary School by Cabarrus Health Alliance Active Routes to School Initiative.  Kannapolis, N.C. – On Tuesday, March 3rd, Concord’s Beverly Hills Elementary School principal Dustin Shoe and Physical Education instructor Amber DiGiore met with Cabarrus Health Alliance Active Routes to School, Region 4 Program Manager George Berger and Cabarrus Health […]

0 comments

Fit Kids: Study Highlights Importance of Teenagers Staying Active

See the original story and video on TimeWarner Cable News. CHARLOTTE—A new study out of the North Carolina Research Campus found that four out of 10 middle school students are considered overweight or obese. Doctors say this trend can puts kids at a higher risk for disease. The state requires schools to provide a minimum […]

0 comments

City Announces Run Kannapolis

Kannapolis, N.C. – Kannapolis is launching a new initiative, Run Kannapolis, as part of the City’s Discover a Healthy Life brand. This year there will be seven 5K walks/runs in the City. City leaders are asking people of all ages and all abilities to participate in these events. “We hope that adults and children will […]

0 comments

Is training making you sick?

By: Susan Lacke Read the original article on  Triathlete Europe. Photo: Shutterstock Have a case of the sniffles? Your workouts may be to blame. Though moderate exercise can bolster a person’s immune system, intense or prolonged efforts can have the opposite effect. When training volume increases, many triathletes find they are more susceptible to illness. […]

0 comments

ASU Lab Partner with Valencell Sports Testing Lab

Published on Tech Focus Media, September 25, 2014. RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Valencell, <http://valencell.com/>  an expert and pioneer in precision biometric data sensor technology, has opened a new, state of the art sports performance lab within its Raleigh headquarters. The new facility has been built to meet the outstanding demand from existing […]

0 comments

NCRC Study Finds Polyphenol-Packed Diet Shields Athletes from Illness

BusinessWire September 22, 2014 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time KANNAPOLIS, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NC Research Campus (NCRC) scientists have found that a polyphenol-packed diet may keep athletes’ immune systems revved up before and after intense exercise. Numerous studies show that athletes, especially marathon runners, experience depressed immune systems for up to 72 hours after competing. In a […]

0 comments

Blueberry And Green Tea Extract Protects Hard-Training Runners

By Amby Burfoot (Google+) Runner’s World. Read the original article.  As we reported last week, hard training just before a pre-race taper can improve your race performance. As we noted, however, the same hard training can lead to illness, especially in the form of upper respiratory tract infection. So the key question becomes: How do […]

0 comments

NC Research Campus Scientists Create Gold Standard for Measuring Oxidative Stress

By Lukas Johnson Charlotte Observer View the original article. – COURTESY OF DAVID NIEMAN A team of scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis have developed what they believe could become the new global standard for measuring free radicals in athletes. Test subjects included several high-performing athletes who rode bicycles on a computerized, […]

0 comments

The Protective Effects of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Susceptibility to Virus Infection

The Protective Effects of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Susceptibility to Virus Infection Phytother Res. 2014 Aug 2, Ahmed M1, Henson DA, Sanderson MC, Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Lila MA. Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 28608, USA. Abstract Prolonged and intensive exercise induces transient immunosuppression and is associated with an increased risk and severity of infections. The goal of […]

0 comments

NCRC team discovers new biomarker for oxidative stress

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:23 pm Read the original article as posted by the Independent Tribune staff KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) have discovered a new way to detect oxidative stress generated during exercise. A team led by Dr. David Nieman, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory […]

0 comments

Metabolomics approach to assessing plasma 13- and 9-hydroxy-octadecadienoic acid

Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2014 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] Metabolomics approach to assessing plasma 13- and 9-hydroxy-octadecadienoic acid and linoleic acid metabolite responses to 75-km cycling. Nieman DC, Shanely RA, Luo B, Meaney MP, Dew DA, Pappan KL. Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory, NC Research Campus. Abstract Bioactive oxidized linoleic acid metabolites (OXLAMs) include 13- […]

0 comments

Vitamin D2 vs D3

 Known for decades as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D today is clouded by controversy. Physicians and scientists are in heated debates over the actuality of a global rise in vitamin D deficiency as well as the effectiveness of and need for more vitamin D testing. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to rickets and other bone deforming […]

0 comments

ASU, Dole and NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports Team Up for New Findings on Vitamin D

Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus teamed up with NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports for a study sponsored by Dole Food Company. The goal of the study was to determine if a Portobello mushroom powder rich with vitamin D2 through exposure to ultraviolet light would have any effect on muscle function, exercise-induced muscle damage and delayed […]

0 comments

D2 vitamin, poor choice for athletes

Friday, January 31, 2014 D2 vitamin, poor choice for athletes It is considered that athletes who are willing to improve their performance should avoid taking D2 vitamin. A new study released at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis proves that athletes who took D2 vitamin had their D3 […]

0 comments

Clinical Trials Results Highlight the Efficancy of Instaflex Joint Supplement

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Direct Digital, LLC, the developer and marketer of Instaflex® Joint Support, one of the nation’s top-selling joint relief supplements, recently announced the findings of an independent clinical study which reviewed the efficacy of the popular product. The trial was an eight week, double-blind, placebo controlled study of both male […]

0 comments

Runners Suffer More Inflammation and Muscle Damage Than Cyclists

  The Almagest New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. […]

0 comments

Children can reap positive health benefits from increased physical activity

Studies conducted by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., show that when children increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits quickly. Benefits include less body fat, increased muscular strength and reduced risk factors for major diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other […]

0 comments

Walk to Avoid Seasonal Weight Gain, Colds and Flu

If you want to check holiday weight gain and beat cold and flu season, add a brisk walk to your daily routine. A frequently cited study published in The New England Journal of Medicine reported that their study group gained less than one pound during the holidays. For most people, holiday weight gain can top five to 10 […]

0 comments

Does Exercising Have an Afterburn Effect?

Everyday Health By Annie Hauser, Senior Editor Need a reason to go to the gym? How about this: Some scientists suggest that one simple workout can actually cause you to burn calories at a higher rate hours after you leave the gym. But is it too good to be true? Depends which exercise scientists you […]

0 comments

Runners suffer more inflammation and muscle damage than cyclists

Medical Press New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. After […]

0 comments

Dole taps into NASCAR expertise, banana power

The Packer 10/15/2013 04:44:00 PM Greg Johnson KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — One of the major goals of Dole’s Nutrition Research Laboratory is to prove to consumers how healthy fruits and vegetables are, and director Nick Gillitt has the perfect test subjects: A NASCAR pit crew. Gillitt, who is also an organic chemist, would like to test […]

0 comments

Preventing Disease and Improving Health Starts Early In Life

Disease prevention and good health is not a goal just for adults. NC Research Campus scientists are contributing scientific findings that show a a lifetime of good health starts as early as infancy with a mother’s diet and her genotype playing a critical role. As a child grows, their eating habits and activity level determine their risk for […]

0 comments

Runners Incur More Physical Damage Than Cyclists From Intense Workouts

BioSpace (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- October 8, 2013)- New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the […]

0 comments

Blueberry power: Eat your way to a better workout

Medical Press Dr. Mary Ann Lila presents protein powders that have been infused with health-promoting compounds from fresh produce like blueberries. These powders can be used as food products. Drop and give me 20. But don’t forget to eat your blueberries before and after you complete those push-ups.  It turns out that that the fruit, […]

0 comments

New Study Finds Benefits of Combining Blueberries and Exercise

PR Web According to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, researchers have discovered that combining blueberries with exercise offers two potential health benefits – the ability for the body to burn fat longer after exercise, and improved absorption of inflammation-reducing antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. Weekend warriors and elite athletes can benefit from combining blueberries […]

0 comments

Research shows daily distance running to be harmful

  10/09/2013 06:27 PM  TWC News: Research shows daily distance running to be harmful By: Jenna Barnes CHARLOTTE–For Cathy Michael, running is more than just exercise.”It’s empowering, it’s exciting,” Michael said. She runs several miles every week and she’s completed three marathons. “It’s pretty amazing. You spend months and months training for it,” Michael said. […]

0 comments

Intense Workouts Cause Runners More Physical Damage Than Cyclists

NCRC News New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. After […]

0 comments

A little exercise goes a long way to prevent disease in children

Posted October 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm · By ASU News Filed under General, Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, Research, Today ShareThis NC RESEARCH CAMPUS—Studies by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis prove that when kids increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits […]

0 comments

ASU study: Cycling easier on the body than running

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, “Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling,” was conducted by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. […]

0 comments

Blueberry study bears fruit at Research Campus

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Blueberries have taken center stage again at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, this time as part of a discovery researchers say enhances the scientific understanding of nutrient absorption and exercise. Blueberries have high concentrations of polyphenols, a class of bioactive compounds in fruits and vegetables […]

0 comments

Exercise and Polyphenols: Absorption and Afterburn Effect

Scientists from Appalachian State University (ASU), Dole Food Company and NC State University are some of the first to find in a human trial that following exercise polyphenols enter the body in elevated levels via the colon and that polyphenolic metabolism is ramped up for 14 hours after exercise. In the joint study, long-distance runners were given […]

0 comments

Researchers track enhanced “leaky gut” effect of exercise

University News BOONE—In science, the pursuit to prove one hypothesis often leads to a different discovery. Such was the case for researchers from Appalachian State University, Dole Food Company and N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute. A runner drinks a blueberry and green tea polyphenol-soy protein complex prior to participating in a study […]

0 comments

ASU researchers need women for watermelon study in Kannapolis

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis needs adult women to take part in a study on watermelon and blood pressure. The lab will conduct a study on how watermelon and exercise effect blood pressure. Researchers are looking for 60 adult women between the […]

0 comments

ASU study shows another fruit, veggie eating aid

Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2013 10:45 pm | Updated: 10:05 am, Mon Sep 9, 2013. Richard Craver/Winston-Salem Journal David Nieman   It sounds on the surface like a too-good-to-be-true infomercial offer – boost your metabolism and burn fat during your sleep. However, a group of scientists at the N.C. Research Campus, led by researcher David […]

0 comments

New findings about absorption and afterburn after exercise

New findings from a collaborative study by Appalachian State University, Dole Food Company and NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute show some of the first evidence in a human clinical trial of an alternate route of polyphenolic absorption via the colon and a polyphenolic metabolic afterburn following exercise. The study shows clear evidence […]

0 comments

Exercise and Polyphenols- Absorption and Afterburn Effect First to be Found in Human Study

NCRC News For Immediate Release   Contacts: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus Justin Moore Extension Communications NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute Jane Nicholson Director of University News Appalachian State University Read the full story.   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- September 3, 2013) New findings from a collaborative study by […]

0 comments

ASU Recruiting 21, Male Cyclists to Test Sonic Shirts

NCRC News Principal Investigator David C. Nieman, DrPH, Director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.   This study is funded by Under Armour.What is the purpose of this research? Special types of exercise clothing have been advertised to keep individuals drier, cooler, and more comfortable […]

0 comments

90-Year-Old Billionaire David Murdock Doles Out Advice On Longevity

Dole Foods Chairman David Murdock Courtesy David Murdock Forbes Magazine By Sherri Snelling, Next Avenue Contributor David Murdock, at age 90, has the look and energy of a man many years younger. The chairman of Dole Foods, the world’s largest marketer of fruits and vegetables, has stated that he expects to live to 125, thanks […]

0 comments

How To Fix Health Problems With Exercise

By Jessica Girdwain, The Huffington Post Ever wonder why you feel so great after you break a sweat? Turns out, exercise isn’t just an effective flab-fighter — it’s a remedy for pretty much any troubling health issue you are facing: anxiety, insomnia, back pain — even hot flashes. “When it comes to preventing health problems, […]

0 comments

Freeze column: Time for running classes to start up again

The Salsibury Post Having just finished a tough 10 days battling a kidney stone, I am busting to get back out for regular exercise. The warm days are finally coming, spring is just around the corner and it’s a great time of year. Each spring, we have several opportunities for beginning runner classes around the […]

0 comments

Weight Loss Strategies That Really Work!

Deborah Tate, PhD, with the UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, spoke at one of the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute’s Appetite for Life Academy seminars and offered researched-backed, practical weight loss strategies: Tracking your food intake and weighing frequently are behaviors that along with diet and exercise support weight loss. Weight […]

0 comments

NBA Napping Serves Vital Role In Players’ Performance

By: Jordan Schultz, The Huffington Post It is 3:00 p.m. on a chilly February afternoon in Minneapolis and the Utah Jazz are trying to hang on to the final playoff seed in the Western Conference during a hectic stretch of eight games in 13 days. The Jazz endured a late flight from Salt Lake City […]

0 comments

Working out when to exercise in the cold and flu season

By Dorene Internicola, Reuters (Reuters) – Sniffles, runny noses and flu-like symptoms can deter, delay and even derail many exercisers just when enthusiasm for that New Year’s resolution is beginning to flag. Health and fitness experts advise to starve a fever of exercise. But feeding a cold moderately, with a brisk walk, may not be […]

0 comments

Working out when to exercise in the cold and flu season

By Dorene Internicola, Reuters (Reuters) – Sniffles, runny noses and flu-like symptoms can deter, delay and even derail many exercisers just when enthusiasm for that New Year’s resolution is beginning to flag. Health and fitness experts advise to starve a fever of exercise. But feeding a cold moderately, with a brisk walk, may not be […]

0 comments

Health Alerts: Safely use exercise to fight colds and flu

By: Laura Schwed, Dallas News COLD and FLU To boost immunity, get a move on If you needed another reason to stay active, exercise is now receiving props for helping thwart illnesses. According to Fitness magazine, the right type, length and intensity of activity can help you fight the common cold or flu. “Moderate exercise […]

0 comments

Athletics: How to Prevent Post-Race Colds and Illnesses

Why does running a half or full marathon increase susceptibility to colds? There is a large body of research that shows that moderate exercise reduces the incidence and severity of a cold or flu but intense or prolonged exercise increases the risk and severity of infection. The research we found most relevant to runners and […]

0 comments

Delegation from Ecuador visits Appalachian’s NCRC facility

BOONE—Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, recently visited Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab located at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis to learn more about the facility’s work to improve athletes’ and the general population’s fitness. Dr. David C. Nieman, lower left, talks with, center, president of Ecuador, about research conducted at Appalachian State […]

0 comments

ASU Recruiting Runners and Cyclists for Fall Study

Link to original article (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- July 9, 2012)–  The Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) is recruiting 40 participants, 15 runners and 25 cyclists, for a research study this fall. The study will test the effectiveness of an eight-week supplementation of an Egg IgY antibody in […]

0 comments

Dole campaign urges summer fitness enthusiasts to consider bananas as Nature’s Original Energy Bar

The Produce News Link to original article A summer-long national marketing campaign that challenges summer fitness fans and recreational enthusiasts to consider the banana as one of nature’s best energy sources has its roots in a new study equating America’s best-selling fruit with the most popular sports drinks. The study, published in May in the […]

0 comments

Can Athletes Perform Well on a Vegan Diet?

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, The New York Times Link to original article     With the publication this month of “Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness,” by the vegan distance runner Scott Jurek, vegan diets have become a wildly popular topic on running-related Web sites. But is going totally meatless and, as in […]

0 comments

Bananas For An Energy Boost

Scientists with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab and the Dole Foods Nutrition Research Laboratory published findings in May in the peer-reviewed online journal PloS One that proved scientifically what professional and recreational athletes have long believed- bananas are a good source of energy when exercising. The study showed that bananas provide the same energy boost as […]

0 comments

Bananas Contain Healthier Sugars Than Sports Drinks

By Kyrsty Hazell, Huffington Post Forget swigging on a sports drink before a workout, eating a banana will give you the same energy boost – and is better for you – claim a team of researchers. Scientists from North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) wanted to see whether consuming a carbohydrate sports drink was more beneficial […]

0 comments

Appalachian State University: Peaking Human Performance

At the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Lab, director David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, and his research team are using treadmills, stationary bicycles, swimming pools, metabolic chambers and bod pods to find practical answers to the questions surrounding health, exercise and nutrition that can help peak human performance. Read the full story.      

0 comments

Vigorous exercise produces ‘afterburn’ bonus

One of the obvious rewards of exercising hard is that you burn up calories while you’re doing it. That added calorie combustion helps you stay trim and may even help you lose weight, although you also have to watch the number of calories you put into your body. Exercise scientists have found that vigorous exercise […]

0 comments

Obesity a growing problem in US

By Katie Scarvey kscarvey@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS – When Dr. Andrew Swick noted recently that we have an epidemic of obesity in this country, it’s unlikely that anyone in his audience was surprised. But what was startling was his pronouncement that the problem of overnutrition (which causes obesity) is now a bigger problem, worldwide, than undernutrition. In […]

0 comments

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*