You Asked: Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

February 22, 2018

Read the original article by Markham Heid from Time. If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and other […]

Do you have the cure for the common cold?

January 16, 2018

Everyone gets the common cold; hence, its name. Why isn’t there a cure or preventative vaccine? Actually there is, and you have it already – an active lifestyle including regular physical activity. David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, the director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus, explains. Don’t wait around […]

How Does Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Before a Race Affect Your Body?

October 04, 2016

Read the original article by Healthline’s Kristen Buettner, medically reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE Part 1 of 5: Overview Highlights Almost 60 percent of runners use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen. Taking ibuprofen before a race has not been found to reduce muscle damage and pain. Even in runners, long-term use […]

Flavonoid-Fish Oil Mix Reduces Inflammation in Obese Individuals

September 23, 2016

Diet improvement and changes in exercise habits is the infallible formula for weight loss. Most people don’t know individuals can also be hampered by inflammation and oxidative stress when they are overweight or obese. Director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus (NCRC), David Nieman, DrPH, in collaboration with […]

Tips to Make Pokémon Go a Real-Time Healthy Experience

August 08, 2016

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 […]

MURDOCK Study Data Show Physical Decline Starts Earlier than Previously Detected

August 03, 2016

Physical declines begin sooner in life than typically detected, often when people are still in their 50s, according to a Duke Health study that focused on a large group of U.S. adults across a variety of age groups. The finding suggests that efforts to maintain basic strength and endurance should begin before age 50, when it’s still […]

NCRC Partnership Finds New Evidence Linking Exercise and Immunity

April 27, 2016

A collaborative research initiative at the NC Research Campus looks into the effects of exercise on NK cells, uncovering new evidence about the link between physical activity and immunity.  In 1990, David Nieman, DrPH, discovered that marathon runners experienced higher levels of upper respiratory infections after competing. He also found out one reason why. The […]

David Nieman: Metabolomics in Nutrition & Exercise Science

April 06, 2016

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 […]

Why You Should Eat a Banana Before Your Next Workout

February 04, 2016

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, […]