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Activity/exercise: January 2011 Archives



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Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks



Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight WeeksScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2011) -- Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time...

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Exercise Improve Symptoms in Irritable Bowel Syndrome



Exercise Improve Symptoms in Irritable Bowel SyndromeScienceDaily (Jan. 25, 2011) -- Physical activity improves symptoms in patients with IBS and is protective against symptom deterioration. This has recently been shown in a study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.The study, which was conducted at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and at Alingsås Hospital, included 102 IBS patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Half the group was randomly allocated to increase their physical activity...

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Yoga: More than exercise



Yoga: More than exerciseFrom The C.A.M. ReportYoga increases brain gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) activity, which is reduced in mood and anxiety disorders.Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine studied whether the changes in mood, anxiety, and GABA levels are specific to yoga or simply the result of physical activity.First, the details.    * Health people with no significant medical or psychiatric disorders were randomly assigned to a treatment group for 60 minutes 3 times a week for...

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Scientists Identify Avoidable Breast Cancer Risk Factors



Scientists Identify Avoidable Breast Cancer Risk FactorsScienceDaily (Jan. 18, 2011) -- Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Thus, scientists are sure by now that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an increased breast cancer risk.However, neither an individual woman nor medicine can influence whether family members develop breast cancer or at what age menopause starts -- these are...

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Taking More Steps Every Day Can Help Ward Off Diabetes



Taking More Steps Every Day Can Help Ward Off Diabetes ScienceDaily (Jan. 14, 2011) -- Simply taking more steps every day not only helps ward off obesity but also reduces the risk of diabetes, finds a study published on the British Medical Journal website. While several studies have shown that physical activity reduces body mass index and insulin resistance -- an early stage in the development of diabetes -- this is the first study to...

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Exercise May Lower Risk of Death for Men With Prostate Cancer



Exercise May Lower Risk of Death for Men With Prostate CancerScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2011) -- A new study of men with prostate cancer finds that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer. The Harvard School of Public Health and University of California, San Francisco researchers also found that men who did more vigorous activity had the lowest risk of dying from the disease. It...

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