This article offers insight into the safety and potential benefits of a multi-component (aerobic, resistance, balance, and flexibility) exercise program and may be helpful to practitioners working with pre-frail older females.
Aerobic exercise performance is often seen to be greatest in cooler environmental temperatures (approx. range 3°C to 20°C) and core body temperature is neutral, as this reduces stress placed on the body. Very little research has looked at aerobic exercise performance in a cold environment when core temperature is reduced.
The global market for dietary supplements is estimated to rise to 278 billion USD by 2024. Indeed, researchers and practitioners may be vulnerable to over-interpretation/application of findings in nutrition research. Therefore, it is important for nutrition researchers and practitioners to maintain scientific rigor in their study designs, methodologies, and interpretations.
Beetroot Juice is a commercially-available beverage that, when consumed, increases blood levels of nitrate and nitrite (and most likely nitric oxide) and in turn affects many physiological and metabolic processes.
The KT committee is introducing a new format for our Knowledge Translation articles with an emphasis on how current research articles may impact practitioners. Our first article is written by Katie Kowalski, PhD (Candidate) at Western University. Katie graduated as a doctor of Physical Therapy with honours from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has many years experience working in a healthcare setting.
Nutritional supplements - a multi-billion-dollar global industry - are heavily marketed to consumers to optimize health, support well-being and improve performance. However, determining whether their purported effects are supported by high quality science can be challenging.
A growing body of literature suggests that not only do overweight and obese individuals experience a greater proportion of negative outcomes as a result of influenza exposure but also vaccination response differs across age groups and sex.
Among various fitness communities it has been long-standing belief that the deadlift exercise causes greater fatigue than the squat or bench press. Therefore, it is commonly said that the deadlift should be trained less frequently than the squat or bench press even though no data actually supports this notion.
Vitamin and mineral supplements have been available for decades. Individuals who take multiple medications and those who are at risk for low nutritional intake from food, may benefit from using these types of supplements.
The nine short months of pregnancy are associated with profound physiological adaptations to the cardiovascular and nervous systems. This includes a 50% increase in blood volume, 30% increase in cardiac output and 20% increase in heart rate at rest.