Tag: exercise

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Ultra-marathon runner who ran 50 to 100 miles every day developed anemia because the force of his foot hitting the pavement destroyed his blood cells

Too much of anything can be bad for you, exercise included. That’s a lesson that 41-year old Christopher Pokrana learned after he developed mild anemia — mild anemia brought about by his love of long-distance running. The fervent ultra-marathon runner discovered his condition after a health screening, reported the DailyMail.co.uk. Prior to the screening, he showed […]

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Researchers find just 7 minutes of exercise a day can prevent loss of mobility in the elderly

Seven minutes may not seem like much, yet it can mean a world of difference to the elderly. According to a study led by University of Florida researchers, seven minutes of exercise a day – or 48 minutes of exercise a week – can enhance the physical function of senior citizens. More than that, a mere […]

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New study has found exercise to be the best way to prevent falls among elderly

More than just being more prone to falling, the elderly are highly susceptible to fall-related injuries as well. In fact, falls are regarded as the leading cause of injury, hospital admission, and deathamong those aged 65 and above. Yet according to researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, fall prevention can be accomplished through […]

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Even one exercise event improves brain health, recent study finds

Here’s one more reason to start hitting the gym: according to a study, even a single workout can help improve your brain health. Based on a new review of the effects of acute exercise, researchers summarized both the behavioral and cognitive effects of a single bout of exercise and the data gathered from various neurophysiological […]

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Inactivity doubles your risk of blood clots: New study says sitting around, like when watching TV, raises risk even in those who exercise

Aside from making you unproductive, it looks like being a couch potato can also increase your risk of getting a deadly blood clot. While this is a risk TV junkies willingly take by being inactive for long periods, even people who regularly exercise can get blood clots while watching television. According to a study, people […]

Exercise shown to help save brain function in Parkinson’s patients

Regular physical activity may help delay declines in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed more than 3,400 patients with Parkinson’s disease and found that those who worked out 150 minutes a week exhibited smaller declines in quality of life and mobility during a two-year follow-up than those who exercised less […]

Three-quarters of world’s population now overweight or obese… the scourge of processed foods will bankrupt the world

Researchers have identified yet another fat-related pandemic that has affected the vast majority of the world’s population. New Zealand-based researchers have coined the term “overfat” to describe a condition where the amount of excess body fat is enough to increase the risk of adverse health conditions. Data from a recent study reveal that up to […]

Getting Your Family’s Health On Track With Good Old Diet and Exercise

I have a feeling you and I share a similar goal as parents – we want our children to be healthy and happy. I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of internet fads when it comes to trendy diets or quick and simple workouts; maybe you’ve even given a few of them a try but are […]

Practices to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Our lungs are certainly essential parts of our system. Without it, the process of distributing oxygen throughout our bodies is hampered. While others are not shaken by the thought of consuming several sticks of cigarettes in a day, many are still very much concerned with their lung condition. This promising number of health-conscious people should […]

Methylation capacity’s importance in exercise adaptation

In the human body, methylation refers to the donation of a methyl group (an alkyl composed of one carbon bound to three hydrogens) to some substrate, facilitated by methylating enzymes (cofactors for which include folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12). An introduction to the entirety of methylation processes in the body is obviously outside of […]