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Exercise Can Alter Fat Cells at the DNA Level

Exercise Can Alter Fat Cells at the DNA Level We can't change everything about our bodies, but we can change our DNA. This is according to a study from Lund University in Sweden. The catch is we need to spend more time in the gym to achieve this feat. Read More

Can Training Programs Boost Cognitive Function in Elderly Patients?

Can Training Programs Boost Cognitive Function in Elderly Patients? Lifting weights and doing cardio is great for brain functioning, according to a new study by researchers at the Unviersity of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The study, published in PLOS ONE, followed 86 women who were randomly assigned to participate in weigh... Read More

Reduce Heart Failure Risk by Getting Fit in Middle Age

Reduce Heart Failure Risk by Getting Fit in Middle Age Middle aged and absent from the gym? It's not too late to start getting back in shape and reduce your risk for heart failure. This is according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes. Read More

Exercise May Limit Alcohol's Damaging Impact on the Brain

Exercise May Limit Alcohol's Damaging Impact on the Brain Aerobic exercise can aid in preventing and even reverse some brain damage linked to elevated levels of alcohol intake. This is according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder and published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Read More

Exercise is the Secret to a Good Night's Rest

Exercise is the Secret to a Good Night's Rest Hitting the gym close to bed time could be the secret to getting a good night's rest, according to a new study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation. The annual 2013 Sleep in America poll was conducted with a sample of 1,000 adults ranging in age from 23 to 60 years of age. The most compl... Read More

Elderly Dementia Risk Lowered By Routine Exercise

Elderly Dementia Risk Lowered By Routine Exercise Individuals who exercise and have elevated physical fitness levels during middle age have a greatly reduced risk of developing dementia in their later years. The finding is a result of a new study conducted by the Cooper Institute in Dallas and is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More

Enjoy Your Life: Your Aging Body Will Thank You, Study Shows

Enjoy Your Life: Your Aging Body Will Thank You, Study Shows A recent UK study indicates that individuals who enjoy their lives more will have better physical function and faster walking speeds compared to their more pessimistic counterparts. This is according a study reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Read More

The Adverse Effects of Extended Marathon Running

The Adverse Effects of Extended Marathon Running Cardiologists claim that for optimum health we should limit our vigorous exercise to between 30 to 50 minutes each day. Researchers, from Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, explained that running for too long or too fast does not do more good to health than a moderately vigorous session... Read More

Routine Exercise Raises Life Expectancy Even If Overweight

Routine Exercise Raises Life Expectancy Even If Overweight Engaging in regular exercise, such as brisk walking, can aid in extending life expectancy compared to those who do not engage in physical activity in their spare time. This is true even for individuals who are overweight. The findings were published in PLOS Medicine. Read More

The Middle Aged Brain Benefits from Exercise

The Middle Aged Brain Benefits from Exercise New research suggests that gym-style exercise may improve not only general health in middle age, but also brain function. This is according to a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Read More

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