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New ‘Exercise Pill’ Could Induce Fitness Benefits Without Exercise : ScienceAlert

Scientists in the US claim to have boiled down some of the health benefits of exercise into a swallowable pill.The novel drug is in the very early stages of development, but in initial experiments on rodents, the medicine appears to tap into a natural metabolic pathway usually triggered by exercise. When administered to mice daily, the drug, called SLU-PP-332, seems to improve muscle function, fitness, and endurance – all without the animals having to move more than they're used to. Presenting the latest results at the…

The Anti-Hunger Molecule Mirroring Exercise

Researchers have found that the molecule lac-phe, produced after intense exercise, is responsible for weight loss seen in metformin users, linking it to appetite control and metabolism. Studies show that metformin increases lac-phe levels, mirroring the effects of vigorous exercise, suggesting new pathways for developing weight loss drugs.A Stanford Medicine study found that metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug associated with moderate weight loss, stimulates production of lac-phe, a molecule abundant after…

10,000 Steps a Day Linked to 39% Reduced Risk of Death

Increasing daily steps to around 10,000 reduces sedentary lifestyle health risks, including mortality and cardiovascular disease, emphasizing the value of movement for health improvement.Higher step counts are associated with reduced risk, irrespective of sedentary time.A recent study from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre in Australia brings encouraging news for office workers, revealing that raising daily step counts can help mitigate the health risks associated with prolonged periods of sitting.The…

Best exercise bike for home: Top 10 picks to revamp your fitness routine and achieve your health goals

But why settle for just any bike when you could have the best? We're talking about a bike that's gentle on your body but still gets you results. Think of it like a silent partner, always ready to help you reach your fitness goals right from your living room. So whether you're a fitness pro or just starting out, let's find the perfect exercise bike for home together. With the right one, you'll be on your way to a healthier, happier you in no time. 1.…

Improved Performance and Recovery – Scientists Discover New Exercise Benefits of Ginseng

Research indicates ginseng can effectively reduce exercise-induced fatigue and aid muscle recovery, offering potential benefits for athlete performance and injury prevention.A review of 700 studies indicates that incorporating ginseng into one’s diet as a supplement may aid in physical recovery post-exercise, improve performance, and reduce the risk of injuries.Ginseng is one of the most popular food supplements in the world. It is made out of various plants and herbs and is thought to provide many benefits, with numerous…

New Study Finds 5 Healthy Behaviors Linked to Lower IBS Risk

A new research study demonstrates a significant link between healthy lifestyle choices and a reduced risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), highlighting the importance of behaviors such as not smoking, engaging in vigorous exercise, and getting sufficient sleep.Especially not smoking, plenty of vigorous exercise, and getting enough sleep.Adopting a healthy lifestyle is strongly linked to a lower risk of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS for short, finds research published online in the journal Gut.Of the big 5 healthy…

Women Achieve More With Less Exercise, Says New Cedars-Sinai Study

A study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has found a gender gap in exercise benefits, showing women require less exercise than men to achieve greater cardiovascular benefits. Analyzing data from over 400,000 U.S. adults, the study revealed women have a 24% reduction in mortality risk with less physical activity compared to men’s 15%, challenging traditional exercise recommendations and highlighting the importance of gender-specific guidelines.A study from the Smidt Heart Institute indicates that exercise…

Best Sports Headbands for Workouts and Running: 2024 Reviews, Brands

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. An integral part of any athlete’s or casual gym-goer’s workout plan should be the gear. While fitness goals are important, you’ll want to feel fully equipped with the right sneakers, apparel, and headphones as you’re exercising in order to achieve them. But there’s one important fitness accessory that likely gets missed off your checklist: a sports headband. What…

Why low-intensity exercise is the key to getting fit in 2024 — get back on track with your goals

Getting fit sounds like hard work. If you’ve found yourself covered with sweat and sore the next morning, wondering how people do it, and feeling very discouraged, you’re certainly not alone: exercise can be difficult to stick with. It might feel intimidating to even give it a go for the first time. However, there are ways to make it easier. If you’ve already given up on your fitness New Year’s resolution, don’t despair: exercise doesn’t have to be torture. You can make it easier and even fun to do, using principles of…

Big Weight Loss Impact of Short Bursts of Exercise

Engaging in physical activity either regularly or as a “weekend warrior” effectively reduces body fat, a study in Obesity finds. This approach offers a flexible solution for those with busy schedules.A new study reveals that engaging in physical activity, whether regularly or concentrated on weekends, can lead to significant weight loss.Whether you engage in physical activity on a regular basis or one-to-two days a week, both options produce weight loss suggests a new study published in the journal Obesity, The Obesity…