Spontaneous eye-blink rates could be the missing link in explaining the relationship between aerobic fitness and cognitive function.
Exercise promotes the hypothalamus to release MOTS-c. Mitochondrial encoded MOTS-c interacts with the nuclear genome and regulates both cell metabolism and the stress response.
Neuroscientists present six scientifically proven ways to help improve brain and mental health.
Low-intensity exercise during adolescence reduces behavioral symptoms associated with schizophrenia in mouse models.
Study finds olfaction plays a significant role in the motivation to exercise. Mice who were "high runners" developed genetic differences in their olfactory systems that caused them to perceive smells differently than more sedentary mice.
Aerobic exercise for up to one hour at moderate to high intensity improves memory, attention, and learning for up to two hours.
Exercise increases levels of galanin in the brain stem, making mice more resilient to stress.
Middle-aged women who scored high on extraversion personality traits were more likely to report being physically active during leisure time than those who scored high in neuroticism.
The enzyme PHD3 plays a critical role in sensing nutrient availability and regulating the ability of muscles to break down fat. Blocking PHD3 production in mice leads to dramatic improvements in specific measures of fitness. Findings shed light on the key mechanism for how cells metabolize fuel and provide a novel understanding of muscle function and fitness.
Study in rats reveals sex differences may play a key role in the effectiveness of exercise as an appetite regulator. Exercising female rats ate more than those who did not partake in physical activity. The same effect was not seen in males.