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Positive Subliminal Messages Could Help You Perform Better

If you’ve ever stood out on a race course holding a sign encouraging participants, it’s possible you had more of a positive effect on their performance than you realized, whether runners appeared to notice your sign or not. New research has found that endurance athletes who are exposed to positive subliminal cues during exercise perform significantly better.

The study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that when subjects were exposed to words like “energy” and “go,” or were shown happy faces, they were able to exercise longer, and had a lower perceived exertion, compared to those who were shown sad faces or inaction words.

See the rest of the article at: Runner’s World Newswire. 

Chronic Foot, Ankle Pain Can Lead to Neuroticism

Are your feet and ankles driving you crazy? As in, literally crazy? They may well be if they’re chronically painful, suggests research published in Foot & Ankle International.

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Older Runners Walk Like People Decades Younger

In case you were looking for another reason to continue–or take up–running in your golden years, new research published in PLoS ONE found that seniors who run several times a week expend the same amount of energy, or have the same “economy” when walking as a typical person in their 20s. Meanwhile, seniors who walk, as opposed to run, for exercise have the walking economy of a typical sedentary middle-aged adult.

“The bottom line is that running keeps you younger, at least in terms of energy efficiency,” said study co-author Rodger Kram via a news release.

See the rest of the article at: Runner’s World Newswire

Vegan or Vegetarian Diet Might Be Best for Weight Loss

In a six-month study, people who ate a vegan or vegetarian diet lost about twice as much weight as those following modified vegetarian or omnivorous diets, according to research published in Nutrition.

Overweight and obese adults who wanted to lose weight were randomly assigned to one of five low-fat and low-glycemic index diets: vegan (no animal products), vegetarian (dairy products included), pesco-vegetarian (dairy products and seafood included), semi-vegetarian (all food included, but red meat no more than once a week and poultry no more than five times a week), or omnivorous (no restrictions on food type and frequency).

See the rest of the article at: Runner’s World Newswire

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