Collier and Lee Counties Edition
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Cardio Improves Healthy Microbes

Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com

Cardiovascular exercise improves a person’s healthy gut microbes even without making dietary changes, University of Illinois researchers report. In a study of 32 people, 30 to 60 minutes of exercise three times a week for six weeks boosted levels of healthy intestinal bacteria, especially for lean subjects, and less so for the obese. The healthy bacteria produced short-chain fatty acids that reduce the risk of colon cancer.

“The bottom line is that there are clear differences in how the microbiome of somebody who is obese versus somebody who is lean responds to exercise,” says Jeffrey Woods, Ph.D., a kinesiology professor at the university.


This article appears in the June 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Working to Prevent and Reverse Alzheimer’s

Natural Awakenings turned to local health practitioners trained in using Dr. Dale Bredesen’s ReCODE protocols to help patients diagnosed with subtler forms of Alzheimer’s.

Medium-chain Triglycerides

Medium-chain triglyceride oils comprise a form of saturated fatty acid with numerous health benefits that range from improved cognitive function to better weight management.

Cryoskin

One of the newest innovations in spa technology for immediate results in slimming, cellulite reduction and toning is known as Cryoskin.

Chemical-Free Thirst-Quenching Clean Water

In 2016, Allini Water Systems, in Naples, opened to offer a water filtration system that produced organic and chemical-free drinking water for residents and business owners.

Natural Awakenings Family of Franchises Keeps Growing

Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) welcomed two new publishers to a recent training session at the corporate headquarters in Naples.

Add your comment: