Practice makes perfect
Think T cells have just one job and it’s fighting infections? Not quite! Research shows that these little guys get busy helping to heal muscle damage, too.
Snack smart for your heart
Researchers at Brigham Young University put 14 men and women through two rigorous rounds of exercise four weeks apart, analyzing muscle tissue after each session and taking note that there was a boost in white blood cells after the second session. The conclusion: Muscles become more effective and quicker at repairing themselves after a second exercise session. The takeaway: The more you exercise, the better it’ll feel! Perhaps no surprise there, but we’ll take any bit of research that motivates us to head to the gym.