This is good news for those who like to go for a walk
If you walk faster it makes sense you will get to your destination sooner. But if that destination is the end of your life, a new study shows walking faster may mean it takes you longer to get there.
June 11, 2018
This research gives hope to those who don't want to settle for being "born that way"
If your jeans are too tight and you think it’s just a function of your genes, there is hope. A new study shows older women don’t have to give in to the notion they were born to be fat because exercise is more powerful than genetics when it comes to determining body mass.
May 21, 2018
Researchers have been able to quantify the cumulative effect of these healthy habits
While the individual elements are well-known components of a healthy lifestyle, a new study shows there are five lifestyle changes that when combined can increase life expectancy by a total of 12 years or more.
May 07, 2018
Research shows what exhausted parents have known for a long time
If you have ever wondered why children seem to have boundless energy, it probably won’t surprise you to know their capacity for exercise and recovery is equivalent to that of world-class athletes. That’s the finding of a group of researchers in France and Australia in a report published in Frontiers in Physiology.
April 30, 2018
It's never too early to be concerned about the effects of obesity on children
Another devastating consequence of the obesity epidemic in America is that cancer is becoming more prevalent in young adults. That is the finding of a research study conducted by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
April 02, 2018
The surprising results of this study show a dramatically lower risk of dementia for physically fit women
Women with a high level of physical fitness at middle age were 88 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life when compared with women whose fitness level was labeled moderate according to a new study published in the online journal Neurology.
March 19, 2018
If you want to keep your brain in shape this study suggests you need to keep your body in shape
Another study has shown the positive link between physical fitness and brain fitness, leading researchers to believe exercise could be a critical ingredient in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern have found evidence that a low fitness level results in more rapid deterioration of important brain nerve fibers.
February 19, 2018
Relaxing in a sauna can do more than clear the mind, it can also lower your blood pressure
Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have found that sauna bathing mimics exercise and can lower your blood pressure. Working with a group of 100 volunteers as part of the Sauna and Cardiovascular Health Project, scientists were hoping to learn more about the impact of spending time in a sauna after discovering health benefits in another study.
January 15, 2018