A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE GOES A LONG WAY TOWARDS SAVING YOUR MONEY
Latest research being carried out in the field of exercise physiology is defining the physiological pathways though which physical activity may exert its beneficial effects. One of the candidates is a recently discovered myokine, Irisin, which is released from the exercising skeletal muscles into the general circulation. Irisin has been shown to influence white adipose tissue to convert into brown, which is metabolically more active and burns more calories. It also promotes bone cell differentiation from stem cells and may be one of the factors behind stronger bones in athletes. Researchers have also noted its ability to enhance Ca+2 levels in myocardial cells, thus increasing force of contraction. In addition, research has recently shown that exercise induced increase in epinephrine causes increase in IL-6, natural killer cells and increased infiltration of NK cells in the cancer lesions.
Pak J Physiol 2016;12(3):1â€“2
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