Physiology

exercise energy systems

Exercise Energy Systems – Where does Energy Come From?

Physical exercise requires of high amounts of energy, but how do we obtain that energy? Through evolution, our metabolism has acquired different exercise energy systems to be able to obtain energy from different substrates, making energy production much more efficient. Understanding the principles of energy metabolism during exercise will make you improve in your discipline …

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main health benefits of probiotics

What are Probiotics – How to Improve your Gut Microbiota

The gut microbiota plays an important role in our health. Dysbiosis of your gut microbiota can, thus, affect your metabolism. Probiotics, however, can help you improve the composition of your gut microbiota. This will prevent gut dysbiosis and all the health consequences associated with it. In this post we talk about probiotics and gut microbiota. A …

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magnesium and vitamin D

This is Why You Should Take Magnesium and Vitamin D Together

Magnesium is an important mineral for our metabolism. Besides its physiological function, the role of magnesium on vitamin D metabolism has been largely studied. It plays a role as an enzymatic cofactor in more than 300 metabolic reactions, and it’s highly associated with bone health and homeostasis. Vitamin D deficiency is usually approached simply by …

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Sleep Deprivation and Training

Sleep and Athletic Performance: Practical Applications

Sleep and athletic performance are highly related. A good sleep improves the quality of your training, improves body compositon and brings many more health benefits. Some people refuse sleeping your recommended 7-9h because they believe it’s a waste of time. However, sleep is one of the best things you can do. This is explained by the supercompensation theory, …

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