Here’s What One Shot Of Beet Juice Can Do For Your Game

(Men’s Fitness Magazine on Yahoo) Meet your new secret weapon. (Photo: Corbis) You asked us if beet juice really is an effective endurance-booster and, spoiler alert, science showed it can help you exercise up to 16 percent longer, but researchers from the University of Exeter say that’s not all.  According …

Everything You Need to Know About Probiotics

(Beth Janes : Good Housekeeping) These days, probiotics seem to be everywhere — touted in the soft-serve at your local fro-yo joint and the kimchi on your fancy-schmancy sandwich. And yet, seemingly inexplicably, you probably aren’t getting enough of them: Only 20% of Americans incorporate probiotics into their diets, according …

Periodic Fasting Could Help Slow Aging, Study Says

(Ann Brenoff: The Huffington Post) It seems that folks who do occasional fasts may be on to something. New research from the University of Southern California has found that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting could produce a wide range of health benefits. USC researcher Valter …

The Island Where People Forget to Die

(Stamatis Moraitis tending his vineyard and olive grove on Ikaria. ANDREA FRAZZETTA / LUZPHOTO FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES)   By DAN BUETTNER (via NYTimes.com)   In 1943, a Greek war veteran named Stamatis Moraitis came to the United States for treatment of a combat-mangled arm. He’d survived a gunshot wound, escaped …

Herb may help protect against viruses, study suggests

The herb Rhodiola rosea has been shown to protect marathon runners against viral infection, which may prove beneficial for more than just athletes, suggests a study from Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus. Rhodiola rosea, also known as artic root or golden root, …