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Sitting is bad for your brain -- not just your metabolism or heart



Thinning in brain regions important for memory linked to sedentary habits Date: April 12, 2018 Source: University of California - Los Angeles Summary: Studies show that too much sitting, like smoking, increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Researchers found sedentary behavior is linked to thinning in regions of the brain that are critical to memory formation.   Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain...

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A lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging.



Date: March 8, 2018 Source: University of Birmingham Summary: A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who have exercised regularly have defied the aging process, having the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person. Researchers at the University of Birmingham and King's College London...

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Lifestyle changes prevent cognitive decline even in genetically susceptible individuals



Date: January 25, 2018 Source: University of Eastern Finland Summary: Enhanced lifestyle counselling prevents cognitive decline even in people who are carriers of the APOE4 gene, a common risk factor of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.   Enhanced lifestyle counselling prevents cognitive decline even in people who are carriers of the APOE4 gene, a common risk factor of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.   The two-year...

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First brain training exercise positively linked to dementia prevention identified



First brain training exercise positively linked to dementia prevention identified Date: November 16, 2017 Source: Indiana University Summary: Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia. Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia. The cognitive training, called speed of processing, showed benefits up to 10 years after study...

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Why exercise slows progression of Parkinson's disease



Exercise can stop accumulation of a harmful protein in the brain Date: December 23, 2017 Source: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Summary: While vigorous exercise on a treadmill has been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in patients, the molecular reasons behind it have remained a mystery. While vigorous exercise on a treadmill has been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in patients, the molecular reasons behind it have...

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Strength exercise as vital as aerobic new research finds



Date: November 1, 2017 Source: University of Sydney Summary: Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults. Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of Sydney. The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise...

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Exercise can counteract treatment side-effects, improve cardiovascular fitness in women with advanced breast cancer



Date: November 2, 2017 Source: The European School of Oncology (ESO) Summary: Taking part in regular exercise can reduce fatigue and pain, and improve cardiovascular health and quality of life in women being treated for advanced breast cancer, according to new research. Taking part in regular exercise can reduce fatigue and pain, and improve cardiovascular health and quality of life in women being treated for advanced breast cancer, according to new research presented at...

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High-intensity interval training rapidly improves diabetics' glucose metabolism



Source: University of Turku Summary: New research reveals that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. After just a two-week training period, the glucose uptake in thigh muscles returned to a normal level. New research reveals that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. Already after a two-week training period, the glucose...

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Tai chi holds promise as cardiac rehab exercise



Date: October 11, 2017 Source: American Heart Association Summary: The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi -- which can increase in pace -- hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation. The study is the first to suggest that Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in this high-risk group.     The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternative exercise option for...

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Bright light therapy at midday helped patients with bipolar depression



Six weeks of light therapy decreased depression, increased daily functioning in patients Date: October 10, 2017 Source: Northwestern University Summary: Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent study found. More than 68 percent of patients who received midday bright light achieved a normal level of mood, compared to 22.2 percent of patients who received a dim placebo light....

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One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression



  One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression Date: October 3, 2017 Source: University of New South Wales Summary: Regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression -- and just one hour can help, a landmark study has revealed. A landmark study led by the Black Dog Institute has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression -- and just one hour can help.   Published in the American...

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Yoga, meditation improve brain function and energy levels



Yoga, meditation improve brain function and energy levels, study shows Date: September 6, 2017 Source: University of Waterloo Summary: Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study.       Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. advertisement The study found...

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Eleven minutes of mindfulness training helps drinkers cut back



Eleven minutes of mindfulness training helps drinkers cut back Date: August 24, 2017 Source: University College London Summary: Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new study. Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new UCL study. After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness -- which involves focusing on...

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Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluated



Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluated Date: May 8, 2017 Source: Care New England Summary: New research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over time.   When treating depression, the goal is to help individuals achieve full recovery and normal functioning. While traditional treatment such as medication or psychotherapy is effective for many patients, some may not fully recover even...

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Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotic action



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action Date: April 2, 2017 Source: American Chemical Society Summary: Antibiotics save lives, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with bacteria, while also spurring the creation of 'superbugs' that don't respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers report a natural way that could reduce antibiotic use without sacrificing health: a...

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Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist Date: March 1, 2017 Source: University of Warwick Summary: A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our waistline. A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our...

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Benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease Date: March 1, 2017 Source: European Society of Cardiology Summary: The benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people, according to research. The observational study was conducted in more than 5,000 people aged 55 years and older who were followed-up for 15...

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Chair yoga is an effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis



First study to show chair yoga as effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis Date: January 11, 2017 Source: Florida Atlantic University Summary: The first randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events for the millions who suffer from the disease in their...

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Yoga for lower back pain



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Yoga may have health benefits for people with chronic non-specific lower back pain Date: January 11, 2017 Source: Wiley Summary: Yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise, a new systematic review suggests. However, researchers advise that more studies are needed to provide information on long-term effects....

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Yogic breathing helps fight major depression



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Yogic breathing helps fight major depression, study shows Date: November 22, 2016 Source: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Summary: A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a new study. A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who...

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