Fitness and Health

Regular exercise boosts the power of your brain

Apr 25 2017 - 5:55am
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Researchers have found that memory and thinking skills are dramatically improved by regular exercise, including running and walking.

The capacity of your brain to function well is not fixed. The power of your brain can be boosted with regular exercise.

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The more physical education the better for adolescents

Apr 14 2017 - 6:06am
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Researchers say that adolescents who have frequent physical education are in better shape and are more informed about the significance of physical activity for health.

Kids in school often initially feel that physical education is a nuisance in their schedule until they begin to feel the health benefits of staying in shape.

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Diabetics may benefit quickly from high intensity interval training

Apr 9 2017 - 11:14am
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Researchers say that there is a quick improvement in the glucose metabolism of diabetics with high intensity interval training.

Diabetes is a serious disease which undermines the quality of life of sufferers and often leads to premature death.

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Try light exercise to slow down Parkinson’s disease

Mar 27 2017 - 6:20pm
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Researchers have found exercising just a little each week slows down the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder for which there is at this time no actual cure. However with proper intervention the progression of this disease can be slowed down.

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A good prescription for kids health may be short duration strenuous exercise

Mar 26 2017 - 7:25am
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Researchers say the metabolic and heart health of kids can be enhanced with just a little strenuous exercise.

Diabetes and heart disease have been becoming problems of epidemic proportions. These problems often begin in childhood due to sedentary lifestyles.

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Having fun with exergaming benefits health

Mar 19 2017 - 8:37am
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There has been a lot of concerns over the years that spending too much time playing digital games can be unhealthy. However researchers are now saying that a type of digital gaming called exergaming which combines gaming with execise can decrease sedentary time and enhance social well-being.

With a rise in popularity of digital gaming there have been increasing concerns about too much associated sedentary time leading to an increased incidence of many illnesses including obesity, diabe

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Anti-aging effect of interval exercise we all need to know about

Mar 12 2017 - 10:12am
Interval training is anti-aging and especially good over age 65, Mayo study finds.

Mayo Clinic researcher reveals what happens when older people exercise at high intensity intervals. The finding shows aerobic exercise performed in short intervals, known as HIIT, is anti-aging, which is something we all need to know.

The study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism looked at the effect of various types of exercise in three groups of individuals to find HIIT or high intensity interval training, rejuv

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Exercise is vital to lower recurrence of breast cancer

Feb 22 2017 - 10:13am
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Researchers say that exercise is the most vital lifestyle change to help decrease the risk of breast cancer recurrence.

Women who survive breast cancer must cope with concerns about a possible recurrence.

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Walking benefits patients with advanced cancer

Feb 18 2017 - 9:44am
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Researchers have found that the quality of life in patients suffering from advanced cancer is improved with walking.

Advanced cancer can be a very painful and debilitating condition. It appears walking can improve the quality of life in these patients.

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Remember to focus on seven heart healthy habits

Feb 3 2017 - 8:06am
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While saving lives focusing on seven heart healthy habits could also save billions in Medicare costs.

In spite of an increasing awareness of the primary factors associated with heart disease this remains the leading cause of death in the United States.

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A magic bullet for good school performance may be fitness and nutrition

Jan 29 2017 - 6:07am
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Research has suggested that the grades of students are improved with fitness and adequate iron consumption.

Ambitious students are often searching for the best ways to improve their performance in school.

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Keeping the heart fit keeps the brain fit

Jan 15 2017 - 8:11am
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Researchers have found that adults who are fitter have more brain activity and score better on memory tests.

The desire to maintain brain health as we age is universal in nature. Scientists have come to the realization that it's helpful to stay fit to maintain a healthy brain.

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The activity levels of preschool kids mirrors that of their parents

Jan 11 2017 - 5:42am
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Researchers say that there is an association between the physical activity of parents and the activity of preschool kids.

Clearly preschool kids are healthier when they lead active lifestyles just as is true for older kids and adults.

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Live well to lower dementia risk

Oct 25 2016 - 11:18pm

Factors which we have the power to change, such as weight, blood pressure and alcohol consumption, can lower dementia risk.

There has been a growing interest in how to prevent dementia naturally. In view of the devastating nature of dementia prevention with natural interventions is certainly important.

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Is Trying Too Hard Hurting Your Productivity? Here Are 4 Ways to Boost Your Productivity When You Feel Lazy This Winter

Oct 25 2016 - 1:29pm

It might sound unfair, but cold weather affects your work performance. That means you're less efficient in the winter. But, that doesn't mean you don't have any control over it – here are four ways you can boost your productivity this winter and counter these productivity-lowering seasonal effects!

Your body changes during the winter.

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Natural remedy for memory decline-Exercise

Oct 21 2016 - 8:47am

Researchers say exercise may be associated with a small benefit for elderly people who already have problems with memory and thinking.

Memory decline with aging is a devastating condition. It has been encouraging to learn that exercise can help curtail memory decline in elderly people.

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A new exercise buddy can help you get a new body

Oct 5 2016 - 7:40am
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A new study by researchers at the University of Aberdeen shows that finding a new exercise companion increased the amount of exercise people did.

Daily exercise is essential to good health in body and mind. It appears that having a good exercise companion is very helpful in encouraging you to get more exercise.

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Healthy lifestyles may lower bowel cancer risk

Oct 3 2016 - 7:54am
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According to researchers men who have a high genetic risk of getting bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a decreased risk of developing the disease if they adhere to a healthy lifestyle.

Bowel cancer, or colorectal cancer, is a very serious disease.

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Natural remedy for independence in elderly: moderate activity

Oct 1 2016 - 2:21pm
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Elderly adults can maintain mobility and independence better with moderate activity reports Yale University.

Maintaining overall good health as people age is a real challenge. Staying active is a vital ingredient in maintaining health for the elderly.

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Stay with low mercury fish for brain health

Sep 20 2016 - 6:50am
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Aerobic exercise is associated with improved cognitive function, but not for people who are exposed to high levels of mercury prior to birth, according to research which was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

It has become clear that aerobic exercise benefits brain health. However the benefits of aerobic exercise for the brain are lost if the fish is loaded with mercury.

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Natural remedy for brain health in old age: stay active earlier in life

Sep 10 2016 - 7:06am
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A new study has found moderately vigorous physical activity is associated with better cognition 25 years later.

Alzheimer's is a dreaded disease of old age with no cure. There is therefore a keen interest in trying to prevent this form of dementia.

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Physical training and social support are good natural interventions for elderly frail people

Aug 25 2016 - 8:10am
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A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people focusing on physical training and social support has achieved incredible success.

It is very sad to see elderly people waste away.

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Fitness activity does not cancel the negative impact of sedentary lifestyle

Aug 22 2016 - 8:28am
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According to a science advisory from the American Heart Association being sedentary is not simply a lack of getting exercise, it is also a potentially independent risk factor for stroke and heart disease.

If you want to maintain a naturally healthy heart you should strive to stay active.

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Sedentary Lifestyle Has Both Short and Long Term Effects

Mar 10 2016 - 9:21am

Eating better and becoming more active are usually the first steps in a short-term goal to lose weight. Unfortunately, having this type of “beginning and end” mentality (as in “I’ll diet and exercise until I reach my goal weight and then I can stop”) is not the best strategy for overall health. And in fact, it can be de-motivating and likely one of the reasons so many of us give up too soon.

It is true that increasing your time being active, rather than binge-watching Netflix, can help you with your weight loss efforts.

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