An hour per week at the gym lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome — ScienceDaily

Less than one hour of resistance exercise training per week lowers the risk of developing metabolic syndrome (cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar). This was shown by a study involving more than 7,000 participants from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS) in the USA. The beneficial effects ofContinue reading “An hour per week at the gym lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome — ScienceDaily”

Girls with poorer motor skills more likely than boys to be obese — ScienceDaily

Date:December 19, 2016 Source:Coventry University Girls with poorer motor skills more likely than boys to be obese Date: December 19, 2016 Source: Coventry University Summary: Young girls who exhibit a poor mastery of fundamental movement skills (FMS) are more likely to be obese than boys who have similarly low skills, according to research. Source: GirlsContinue reading “Girls with poorer motor skills more likely than boys to be obese — ScienceDaily”

Increased physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A new study of the relationship between physical activity and cancer has shown that greater levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of developing 13 different types of cancer. The risk of developing seven cancer types was 20 percent (or more) lower among the most active participants (90th percentile of activity)Continue reading “Increased physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer | National Institutes of Health (NIH)”

Regular exercise at any age might stave off Alzheimer’s: Fitness level correlates with increased blood flow to essential areas of brain — ScienceDaily

Recent research suggests that exercise might provide some measure of protection from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. A group of researchers led by Nathan Johnson PT, DPT, PhD of the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, was able to demonstrate a positive correlation between fitness and blood flow to areas of the brain whereContinue reading “Regular exercise at any age might stave off Alzheimer’s: Fitness level correlates with increased blood flow to essential areas of brain — ScienceDaily”

Exercise: Future anticancer therapy? — ScienceDaily

At age 70, Alfred Roberts plays hockey twice a week. Nothing special, right? Except that for three years he has had advanced prostate cancer, which has spread to his bones. “I’ve always been active. Hockey keeps me in shape and keeps my mind off things. I’ve got friends that have played until age 80, andContinue reading “Exercise: Future anticancer therapy? — ScienceDaily”

Do You Even Lift? Why Lifting Weights Is More Important For Your Health Than You Think | IFLScience

Nice to see weight training getting its due in the press. Regular participation in muscle strengthening activity such as weight or resistance training has many health benefits. However, this mode of exercise has been largely overlooked in Australian health promotion. Our recent research shows a large majority of Australians do not engage in muscle strengtheningContinue reading “Do You Even Lift? Why Lifting Weights Is More Important For Your Health Than You Think | IFLScience”

Higher muscle mass associated with lower mortality risk in people with heart disease

ScienceDaily.com Date:  April 22, 2016 Source:  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences Summary: Cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions, researchers have found. The findings also suggest that regardless of a person’s level of fat mass, aContinue reading “Higher muscle mass associated with lower mortality risk in people with heart disease”

Strength training helps older adults live longer — ScienceDaily

ScienceDaily.com Date:  April 20, 2016 Source:  Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Summary: Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying, a new analysis concludes. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an extended time period, particularly in an olderContinue reading “Strength training helps older adults live longer — ScienceDaily”

Exercise Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors From Constant Stress — ScienceDaily

Constant stress is associated with signs of poor blood vessel health and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research finds that aerobic exercise kept the blood vessels of stressed rats working normally.

Perk yourself up with some exercise — ScienceDaily

We’re all aware of the physical advantages of exercising and the emotional advantages have also been well-documented. But how much do we know about the psychological impact of engaging in physical activity? This study demonstrates the positive impact of acute aerobic exercise on individuals experiencing emotion regulation difficulties.