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Lifeline with Christine Hronec

Jan 13, 2022


Less sugar may actually help muscles repair themselves

Blood sugar, or glucose, is usually an essential ingredient in cellular growth. However, a recent study finds having less sugar in the blood may actually help muscles repair themselves faster. Researchers in Japan say the cause of this connects to the behavior of a special type of stem cell which doesn’t seem to react well with glucose.

A team from Tokyo Metropolitan University found that skeletal muscle satellite cells are “key players” in muscle repair. Moreover, their study finds these cells grow more when there is less glucose in the body. Typically, scientists have found that mammal cells function better when there’s more sugar to fuel their actions.


10 minutes of running makes people happier and boosts brain performance

A quick, 10-minute run may be all you need to boost your mood and think more quickly, a recent study reveals.

Scientists in Japan say 10 minutes of moderate intensity running each day increases blood flow to the part of the brain that regulates our mood and ability to carry out complex mental tasks. The findings by a team at the University of Tsukuba may help scientists discover a broader range of treatments and recommendations to help people struggling with their mental health.

To test their hypothesis, they used the Stroop Color-Word test — which measures a person’s ability to process contradictory information — to capture changes in brain activity as participants performed different tasks.


Pandemic paralysis: Only 1 in 10 teens getting enough exercise during COVID

Just nine percent of American teens are getting enough physical activity during the pandemic, a new study reveals. Researchers from the United States and Canada say that number has fallen significantly from the already paltry 16 percent getting enough exercise prior to COVID-19.

Health experts have recommended that kids get about 60 minutes of physical activity per day, especially in the midst of the pandemic, which has increased the number of sedentary habits both children and adults participate in.



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About Christine Hronec
Christine Hronec ( ) is an award-winning chemist and three-time champion fitness competitor, nutrition, and exercise expert. Since founding her company Gauge Life in 2013, Christine has helped approximately 40,000 women transform their bodies and switch to a body-positive self-image. Her YouTube channel has over 25 million views. Christine has received awards from the American Chemical Society and was published in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Christine was part of the team that created Time magazine’s “Invention of the Year” for her work in the biotech field.

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