Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging. Considerable evidence suggests that engaging in regular physical activity may prevent cognitive decline and dementia. Active individuals have lower metabolic and vascular risk factors and these risk factors may explain their propensity for healthy brain aging. However, the […]Continue Reading ...
In a review published February 26 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, researchers explore the age-old chicken-or-the-egg conundrum but this time looking at whether obesity reduces self-control or if reduced self-control leads to obesity. The authors argue that the short answer is both, and it is largely due to activity in the prefrontal cortex, […]Continue Reading ...
Overall physical activity starts to decline already around the age of school entry. While the proportion of physically inactive individuals rises with age there still are groups of people who manage to increase their physical activity level in adulthood and old age. While the level of physical activity varies between individuals, it can also vary […]Continue Reading ...
March 2019 Print this issue Researchers found that how much sleep you get, how much energy you have, and how much physical activity you do can affect feelings of depression. The findings suggest that physical activity may improve your mood and sleep. Physical activity can help improve your health and quality of life. Not getting […]Continue Reading ...
For those who get the least amount of physical activity, replacing a half hour of sitting time with physical activity was associated with up to a nearly 50% reduction in mortality, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. The study, appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, suggests that replacing modest […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Want a reason to get out of your comfy armchair? Even low levels of regular physical activity—brisk walking, dancing or gardening—can reduce your risk of premature death, a new study finds. Americans who got in just 10 to 59 minutes of moderate physical activity every week had an 18 percent lower risk of death from […]Continue Reading ...
In response to continuous optogenetic stimulation to their striatal output neurons, mice turned in one direction, as is typical of mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. When exposed to pulsed stimulation, the animal’s brain activity normalized and they turned the opposite direction. Credit: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson’s disease emerge […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 — A behavioral intervention results in a sustained increase in physical activity and decrease in sedentary time among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Stefano Balducci, M.D., from “La Sapienza” University in Rome, and […]Continue Reading ...
In a breakthrough research study, scientists at Yale University have restored cellular activity in the brains of dead pigs. The results of the study titled, Restoration of brain circulation and cellular functions hours post-mortem, were published this week in the journal Nature. Damian Ryszawy | Shutterstock The scientists restored the cellular activity of many of […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 — If you’ve lost a bunch of weight and want to keep those pounds from piling back on, you’ll need to make regular physical activity a part of your life. New research looking at people who lost 30 pounds or more and kept it off for a year or longer found […]Continue Reading ...
By blocking a protein’s activity with antibodies, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators were able to improve cognitive behavior in aging mice. A paper describing the finding was published online April 3 in Nature. Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, is the senior author. The lead author is MD-PhD student John Pluvinage. Wyss-Coray […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 — Want a reason to get out of your comfy armchair? Even low levels of regular physical activity — brisk walking, dancing or gardening — can reduce your risk of premature death, a new study finds. Americans who got in just 10 to 59 minutes of moderate physical activity every week […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 — Knee pain is not associated with daily walking levels in individuals with mild-to-moderate, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (KOA), according to a study published online March 6 in Arthritis Care & Research. Nicholas M. Brisson, from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues collected data from 59 individuals (48 women; mean […]Continue Reading ...
Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a new study has found. This kind of activity, researchers said, appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events such as stroke or heart failure […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at UNIGE have successfully demonstrated that electroencephalography can be used to accurately study activity in the deep areas of the brain The subcortical areas of the brain, situated in its deepest reaches, remain a mystery. Scientists are aware of the critical role they play in motor, emotional and associative activity but do not know […]Continue Reading ...
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