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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


Understanding the Link between Mental Health and Exercise

Understanding the Link between Mental Health and Exercise

It's not the first time that we've heard it: exercise is good for everyone. And it's not just physically beneficial - research finds that daily physical activity can also positively impact our mental health. But what is really at work behind this link between exercise and mental health? A new ... Read More


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