Pericytes may improve muscle recovery: Pericyte transplantation may improve skeletal muscle recovery following limb immobilization, animal study shows

Extended periods of limb immobilization — whether from long-term bed rest, casting, spaceflight, or other circumstances — can reduce skeletal muscle mass and strength to the extent that recovery is delayed or never achieved. The biological basis for this lack of recovery, however, remains unclear. An animal study published in…

Refugee women have healthier pregnancies than US women — why? An unhealthy US culture: For African refugee women, acculturation may negatively impact health

African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Compared to U.S.-born black and white women, African refugee women had fewer pre-pregnancy health risks, fewer preterm births and higher rates of vaginal deliveries. Surprisingly,…

This Is The Best Workout To Do If You Hate HIIT And Want To Lose Weight

Today’s workouts come with all sorts of interval training styles, whether it’s HIIT (high-intensity interval training), EMOM (every minute on the minute), or AMRAP (as many rounds as possible). But sometimes, you don’t have the headspace—or energy—to count every interval. That’s where LISS cardio comes in. LISS cardio, aka low-intensity, steady-state cardio,…

How To Do The Perfect Plank

The plank works almost every muscle in your body and is one of the best core strengthening exercises out there (when performed correctly). Unfortunately, a majority of the people I see doing a plank are far more likely to injure themselves before they see any of the benefits. Here are…