AKG may Improve Lifespan and Healthspan

A new mouse study has confirmed prior findings relating to anti-aging properties of AKG, laying the groundwork for a human trial
A new mouse study has confirmed prior findings relating to anti-aging properties of AKG, laying the groundwork for a human trial

An impressive new study from researchers at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging has found mice given supplements of an endogenous metabolite display significant healthspan improvements. The research follows on from other similar animal studies with the same compound, and a clinical trial in middle-aged humans is set to get underway.

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Vintage Air Jordans could fetch $850,000

Michael Jordan has sold the two most valuable pairs of sneakers (indeed, ANY footwear) in history in the last three months and seems likely to own the top four prices ever inside the next two weeks.
Michael Jordan has sold the two most valuable pairs of sneakers (indeed, ANY footwear) in history in the last three months and seems likely to own the top four prices ever inside the next two weeks.
Gottahaverockandroll.com / Sothebys.com / Christies.com

Michael Jordan was unquestionably a once in a lifetime athlete. His outrageous gravity-defying achievements on the basketball court helped him rewrite the rules of athletic merchandise and now he is creating his own new reality on the auction block. read more

Exercise is Good for the Eyes Too!

A new study offers the first experimental evidence to show exercise can slow macular degeneration
A new study offers the first experimental evidence to show exercise can slow macular degeneration

We know exercise is a good thing. It improves everything from cardiovascular disease to one’s cognitive health. Observational studies have also seen physical activity lessen age-related vision loss, but until now it hasn’t been clear how causal that relationship has been. New research from the University of Virginia (UVA) is offering the first experimental evidence to show how exercise can directly slow, or even prevent, macular degeneration. read more

Replace Worn Out Proteins with a Quick Bike Ride

The researchers note that the maintenance of healthy muscle is important not just for strength and physical activity, but also plays an important role in regulating metabolism
The researchers note that the maintenance of healthy muscle is important not just for strength and physical activity, but also plays an important role in regulating metabolism

There’s no question that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but there remains a lot to discover about the ways physical activity positively influences the human body. A new study has delved into the mechanics of muscle maintenance, finding that even short stints on a bike can boost the activity of the “death marker protein,” which clears out damage to keep things healthy and in working order. read more

Ping Pong Helps Parkinsons

A pilot study has found that regular ping pong sessions may improve symptoms in elderly Parkinson's patients
A pilot study has found that regular ping pong sessions may improve symptoms in elderly Parkinson’s patients

In calling for sharp hand-eye coordination, alertness and quick reflexes, pingpong (or table tennis to its more serious practitioners) has come to be seen as a useful therapy for a number of ailments, in particular Alzheimer’s, dementia and those associated with the brain. Researchers in Japan have turned their eye to its potential to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, with a six-month preliminary study pointing to significant improvements in the participant’s ability to carry out a variety of everyday tasks.

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Let Girls Compete Against Girls!

It’s about time that least a few State lawmakers take the lead on this politically correct nonsense. What ever happened to the term “Girl Power?”

It is the height of unfairness and hypocrisy that lawmakers allow guys, dressed up as girls, to compete in athletic events, knowing full well that the REAL females don’t have a prayer of prevailing.

Unlike guys, girls and young women play sports for the love only. Unlike guys, there is little to no hope of parlaying athletic talent into a professional career of merit. There is no NFL, NHL, MBA and the WNBA is for a very select few.

But now that love of the sport is being sullied and ruined for many young women. However, there may be an awakening and some help on the horizon – at least for some.

from the College Fix:

State Lawmakers Push To Protect Girls From Competing Against Biological Males In Sports

 

One of these things is not the the others!

Legislation is for ‘every dad who’s got a daughter’

The Democrat-controlled U.S. House wants to force schools to let biologically male students compete in girls’ sports.

State lawmakers in Tennessee and Washington have their own ideas, however, taking preemptive action to keep school sports separated by biological sex. read more

Aerobic Exercise May Fend off Alzheimer’s disease

Rong Zhang (left) leading a UT Southwestern study revealing regular aerobic exercise can slow brain degeneration in the hippocampus, linked to Alzheimer's disease
Rong Zhang (left) leading a UT Southwestern study revealing regular aerobic exercise can slow brain degeneration in the hippocampus, linked to Alzheimer’s disease
Mei-Chun Jau/UT Southwestern

A new UT Southwestern study has offered yet more evidence affirming the value of exercise in slowing the brain degeneration associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The research is suggesting aerobic exercise may be more effective than mild flexibility training in directly reducing hippocampal deterioration. read more

Injured!

To all my loyal readers – I’d like to apologize in advance. I, the Common Constitutionalist, sustained a sports-related injury yesterday.Turns out I’m not invincible after all. Who knew? I’ll tell you who knew. Everyone but me.

I won’t detail it, but it’s a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament or PCL. It’s the largest of four knee ligaments, and the least known. Anyone who follows sports, especially football, knows the other three – the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL). read more

Leftist Politics Clash with the Fitness of the Children

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Liberals are supposed to be all about the children and children’s health. We’re constantly bombarded with ads telling us to get the kids out of the house and get some exercise – run around.

The NFL sponsors a Play60 program, where they encourage children of all ages to get out play football and other physical activities. They even have a program called Fuel Up to Play 60, where they partner with schools.

According to cdc.gov/healthyschools:

“Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. … helping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight… building strong bones and muscles… improving cardiovascular fitness. Children and adolescents should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily. Aerobic: Most of the 60 or more minutes a day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week.”

School districts across the country understand the importance of physical fitness, for the betterment of the children.

That is until their leftist politics clash with the interests of “the children.” read more