Category Archives: Exercise: Benefits

Strength training trumps cardio in controlling belly fat: Harvard School of Public Health

Boston, MA — Healthy men who did twenty minutes of daily weight training had less of an increase in age-related abdominal fat compared with men who spent the same amount of time doing aerobic activities, according to a new study … Continue reading

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Hospital-Based Exercise Program Improves Quality of Life for Adults with Arthritis, Other Muscle and Joint Conditions

Newswise — It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise can be beneficial for people suffering from arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Protective Effects of Exercise

Newswise — Depending on your age, just one exercise session may improve the body’s ability to overcome stressors by potentially boosting the antioxidant system. These results are part of Tinna Traustadóttir’s study published this month in Age, the Journal of … Continue reading

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This Insurance Company is Paying People to Stay Fit

Oscar Insurance bills itself as a “new kind of health insurance company,” one that uses a combination of technology and transparency to bring the stodgy insurance industry out of the Dark Ages. And now, it’s giving the industry a particularly … Continue reading

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Vitamin C may help people who suffer from respiratory symptoms after exercise

Physical activity increases oxidative stress, and therefore, as an antioxidant vitamin C might have particularly evident effects on people who are participating in vigorous exercise. In several studies, vitamin C administration attenuated the increases in oxidative stress markers caused by … Continue reading

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Occupational Sitting Among Women Linked to Obesity

Newswise — You might want to stand up for this. Occupational sitting is associated with an increased likelihood of obesity, especially among black women, independent of occupational and leisure time physical activity, finds a new study from the School of … Continue reading

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Why does physical activity during childhood matter?

Over the past thirty years, physical activity among children has declined markedly. The public health implications of this decline include a growing prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. A new issue of Monographs of the … Continue reading

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A combination of physical activity and computerized brain training improves verbal memory and increases cerebral glucose metabolism in the elderly

Transl Psychiatry. 2014 Dec 2;4:e487. doi: 10.1038/tp.2014.122. A combination of physical activity and computerized brain training improves verbal memory and increases cerebral glucose metabolism in the elderly. Shah T1, Verdile G2, Sohrabi H1, Campbell A3, Putland E4, Cheetham C5, Dhaliwal … Continue reading

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Exercise dependence as a mediator of the exercise and eating disorders relationship: A pilot study

Eat Behav. 2014 Nov 1;16C:9-12. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2014.10.012. [Epub ahead of print] Exercise dependence as a mediator of the exercise and eating disorders relationship: A pilot study. Cook B1, Hausenblas H2, Crosby RD3, Cao L4, Wonderlich SA3. Author information 1Neuropsychiatric Research … Continue reading

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New study supports Mat Pilates as a non-drug treatment for hypertension

Int J Cardiol. 2014 Nov 6;179C:262-268. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.11.064. [Epub ahead of print] Mat Pilates training reduced clinical and ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive women using antihypertensive medications. Martins-Meneses DT1, Antunes HK1, de Oliveira NR2, Medeiros A3. Author information 1Biosciences Department, … Continue reading

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The Science of Fitness

Elsevier announced the publication of The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance, co-authored by Greg LeMond, a three-time winner of the Tour de France, and Mark Hom, MD, a Johns Hopkins University trained biologist. Athletes seeking optimal results are … Continue reading

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How exercise is affected by the light-dark cycle

Physiol Behav. 2014 Dec 2. pii: S0031-9384(14)00602-7. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.11.069. [Epub ahead of print] The time of day differently influences fatigue and locomotor activity: Is body temperature a key factor? Machado FS1, Rodovalho GV2, Coimbra CC3. Author information 1Department of Physiology … Continue reading

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Older women who exercise outdoors more likely to stick with it

(Reuters Health) - Outdoor workouts left women in a better mood and kept them exercising longer than counterparts who exercised indoors, according to a small study from Canada. Results of the three-month trial involving women in their 50s and 60s … Continue reading

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