According to the latest report on the evolution of worldwide population submitted by the United Nations, 13% of today’s population is over 60 years of age; and by 2050 this percentage will almost double, reaching 25%. The aging of society is a reality and technologies are adapting day-to-day to this demographic change. In this context, […]Continue Reading ...
According to recent research, endurance exercise training beneficially modifies gut microbiota composition. After six weeks of training, potentially inflammation causing microbes (Proteobacteria) decreased and microbes that are linked to enhanced metabolism (Akkermansia) increased. Even though there was no significant drop in the weight of the subjects, exercise had other beneficial health effects, says Academy of […]Continue Reading ...
A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise. Electroencephalography readings were taken as 24 participants performed a visual working memory task while at rest and during exercise involving different postures: seated on or pedaling a stationary bicycle, as well as standing or […]Continue Reading ...
A new study finds that perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are associated with increases in weight, but exercise and diet may reduce the obesogenic effects of these environmental contaminants. The study, entitled Association of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances with Adiposity, led by researchers from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and the Harvard T.H Chan […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team finds that neurogenesis -inducing the production of new neurons—in the brain structure in which memories are encoded can improve cognitive function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Their investigation shows that those beneficial effects on cognition can be blocked by […]Continue Reading ...
A few minutes of high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions in spurring beneficial improvements in mitochondrial function, according to new research. The small study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Mitochondria, the energy centers of the cells, are […]Continue Reading ...
As our parents age, we worry about them falling. Falls in older adults can lead to emergency department visits, hospital admissions and even death. At best, falls cause anxiety for patients and their loved ones. Studies show that regular exercise can reduce the risk of falling, but it is unclear which kind of exercise is most […]Continue Reading ...
Regular exercise protects patients from heart disease whereas conditions such as high blood pressure can lead to heart failure and Atrial Fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat. A study by scientists from Australia’s Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute has examined what is happening to the lipids in the heart and circulating blood plasma […]Continue Reading ...
Physical exercise can reduce the risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease even in children, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. In a two-year follow-up of primary school children, sedentary behavior increased the accumulation of risk factors, whereas increasing the amount of vigorous exercise reduced it. This is one […]Continue Reading ...
A new article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that some cancer patients appear to benefit more from exercise than others. Exercise interventions during primary cancer treatment, especially chemotherapy, typically aim to prevent declines in functioning and to reduce treatment side-effects, while exercise interventions after treatment aim to improve functioning. There is […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has shown that performing high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise for a few minutes may be equally as beneficial as exercising at a moderate-intensity level for longer periods. Pavel1964 | Shutterstock The study, which has recently been published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, showed that short bursts of […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — It’s well-known that regular exercise can help cut your risk for a stroke. Now, new research shows fitness may have an added bonus, cutting the severity of a stroke should one occur. So finds a study of more than 900 stroke survivors. It found that fitter people were twice as […]Continue Reading ...
As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day. A series of recent University of Michigan studies found that two-minute bursts of in-class exercise breaks increased the amount of daily exercise for elementary children without […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 12 2018 Your genes can determine how your heart rate and blood pressure respond to exercise – and may act as an early warning of future problems with your heart or blood vessels – according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. When people exercise, their heart rate and blood pressure increase. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: polymanu, Shutterstock Exercise is associated with skeletal muscle inflammation, yet physical activity has beneficial effects on type 2 diabetes (T2D). Recent EU research has looked at the molecules that result in this contradiction. Skeletal muscle inflammation is emerging as a potential contributor to T2D. Inflammation occurs during exercise and repair and it is also […]Continue Reading ...
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