Physical activity

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 […]

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 […]

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

July 31, 2015

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, […]

Clinical implications of exercise immunology

May 11, 2012

Clinical implications of exercise immunology Journal of Sports and Health, May 1012, David C. Nieman Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA Abstract Maintaining leanness and a physically active lifestyle during adulthood reduces systemic inflammation, an underlying factor in multiple chronic diseases. The anti-inflammatory influence of near-daily physical activity in lowering […]