Tag Archives: Exercise

Medical News Today: Too much exercise may affect our ability to make decisions

A new study finds that exercise not only causes muscle fatigue but could also affect the brain. The authors conclude that overexercising might reduce our capacity to make decisions. A recent study concludes that intensive exercise may affect cognitive abilities. Researchers at Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, France, have found that overtraining syndrome may… Read More »

Exercise, fasting shown to help cells shed defective proteins

The body’s ability to adapt to changing conditions and shifting physiologic demands is essential to its survival. To ensure cellular performance and the health of the entire organism, each cell must be able to dispose of damaged or unnecessary proteins. Now, a study from the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School (HMS) shows that intense… Read More »

Everyday Medications You Probably Shouldn’t Take When You Exercise

Pain medications nd3000/Shutterstock What are they? There are two types of pain medications, also referred to as analgesics: acetaminophen (think Tylenol, etc.), which is alternative to aspirin for pain relief; and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.). Ibuprofen treats pain as well as reduces swelling and inflammation. “Pain is a signal of something—usually tissue injury—so overuse of analgesics… Read More »