Stories By 'Gretchen Reynolds'
Exercise changes the brains and sperm of male animals in ways that later affect the brains and thinking skills of their offspring, according to a fascinating new study involving mice.
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Small amounts of exercise could have an outsize effect on happiness.According to a new review of research about good moods and physical activity, people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise. And any type of exercise may be helpful.The idea that moving can affect our moods is not new. Many of us would probably say that we feel less cranky or more relaxed after a jog or visit to the gym.
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A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery, according to a new study comparing the cellular effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports.
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Whether athletes can enhance their performance with caffeine may depend on their genes.
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A supervised exercise programme that gets young children running and playing for an hour before school could make them happier and healthier,
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Our skeletons may help to keep our weight under control, according to a fascinating new study with animals.
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