Snuggle in? or get out and get moving?

Posted by Maria Lennartz on Wednesday, May 23, 2018



Winter Woe: Your body's chemical switch has flipped to storing more fat.

Get your motor running. University of Colorado researchers discovered that their production of ATLPL, a chemical that promotes fat storage, almost doubled during the winter and dropped during the summer. But you're not doomed to don fat pants all season, scientists say. Exercise may increase SMLPL, the muscle enzyme that promotes the burning of fat, to offset the sneaky winter gains and promote effects of ATLPL. "We found that people who are normally physically active are more protected from weight gain," says study author Robert E. Eckel, MD. Get in at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days,


Working out builds new heart cells......
Researchers have found that exercise helps heart health by stimulating the growth of new muscle cells, both in healthy individuals and in those who have recently suffered a heart attack. 


Lost for words? Read this!
Research from UK's University of Birmingham has found that older adults who exercise on a regular basis & have higher levels of aerobic fitness are less likely than their inactive peers to struggle to find words & phrases to express themselves! 

Much research has previously pointed to the mental benefits of physical activity, but this is the first to specifically hone in on the condition known as ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ state, whereby you’re convinced you know the word you want to use but just can’t seem to bring it to the fore.

Dr Katrien Segaert, of the university’s School of Psychology, said; ‘Importantly, our results also showed that the relationship between the frequency of tip-of-the-tongue occurrences and aerobic fitness levels exists over and above the influence of a person’s age and vocabulary size.’