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New Health Benefits Linked To Cycling

New Health Benefits Linked To Cycling

One of the greatest benefits associated with cycling is its low impact on the body. So many serious athletes or those who take part in strenuous workouts often experience setbacks from physical injuries to their feet, ankles, and knees. This is especially true for those who enjoy running and doing marathons. While these are admirable and highly difficult practices to do on a long-term basis, it's important to realize that injury is very common as a result of the overwhelming stress on the joints and the knees.

Can Yoga Reduce Symptoms Of Depression And Back Pain?

Can Yoga Reduce Symptoms Of Depression And Back Pain?

The research focused on the acceptability and antidepressant effects of hatha yoga - the branch of yoga that emphasizes physical exercises along with meditative and breathing exercises to enhance well-being.

Exercise Is Imperative: An Anti-Inflammation Key?

Exercise Is Imperative: An Anti-Inflammation Key?

There is a cellular response that happens in the body when physical activity is performed. This has been shown to have tremendous benefits on things like the heart, bones, and muscles. In this specific study, it was found that after only one single session of exercise, inflammation markers can be decreased. This is good news for chronic conditions that result in high levels of inflammation such as obesity, fibromyaligia and arthritis.

Get Those Steps In: Climbing Stairs Is A Practical Fitness Boost

Get Those Steps In: Climbing Stairs Is A Practical Fitness Boost

Researchers took 31 sedentary individuals with otherwise healthy profiles and split them into two groups. Each group had a different exercise protocol and a 10-minute time commitment that included a warm-up, cool down and recovery time period. The sessions were done over the course of a six-week period at three times a week. The first group did 20 second intervals of climbing as fast as they could while the second group climbed up and down a flight of stairs for at least 60 seconds.

Yoga Improves Heart Disease, Brain Function And Energy

Yoga Improves Heart Disease, Brain Function And Energy

The aerobic exercise only and yoga only groups showed similar reductions in blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, weight and waist circumference. However, the combined yoga and aerobic exercise group showed a two times greater reduction compared to the other groups. They also showed significant improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction, diastolic function and exercise capacity.

Bike Riding To Work: Fit In Exercising Where You Can

Bike Riding To Work: Fit In Exercising Where You Can

All types of movement and activity matter and make a necessary amount of difference. So hop on a bike and pedal to your office. After a few weeks, it will become second nature and you'll likely even start to enjoy it, no matter how exercise resistant you may be.

Your Desk Job Isn't Doing You Any Health Favors

Your Desk Job Isn't Doing You Any Health Favors

The research looked at over 100 postal workers who were given activity monitors. Half of the workers worked in the office while the other half delivered the mail. There were huge differences between the two groups that were found. Firstly, the office workers had a bigger average waist circumference. Their risk for cardiovascular disease was also 2.2% higher than those who were constantly walking throughout the duration of their shift.

Burning Bone Fat: Another Reason To Hit The Gym

Burning Bone Fat: Another Reason To Hit The Gym

While many people think of bone as this sturdy entity that doesn't really have much dynamic power, there is actually quite a lot of activity that goes on intrinsically in the marrow. It helps to coordinate the cartilage and the bone while also working through cycling immune cells, blood cells and various other cells in the body. For eons, the fact that marrow produces fat has been largely puzzling to so many medical professionals. After much research, in recent years a number of studies have shown that the greater the fat composition around and in the bone marrow the more susceptible to fractures and breaks that bone is.

Standing May Save You From Sedentary Lifestyle

Standing May Save You From Sedentary Lifestyle

The study first reviewed many prior studies with data points that took into consideration overall health, weight, amount of time standing and sitting as well as other factors. The average age of the participants was 33. Researchers found that standing burned 0.15 calories per minute more than sitting. By that math, standing for even a fraction of the day would lead to expending more calories per day. This is obviously assuming there is no additional calories being added to the person's diet. Just three hours standing would account for nearly three pounds a year.

Endurance Training After Inflammation Aids Recovery

Endurance Training After Inflammation Aids Recovery

Exercise fundamentally alters the immune systems process as well as shifting the protein levels. The overall experiment took two groups for a period of 12 weeks. One group was deemed the exercise group while the other did not exercise. The muscle biopsies were taken both before and after for both groups. It was clear from how the participants were feeling that their levels of inflammation were decreasing.

New Study: Six Years Of Exercise May Be Enough To Change Heart Failure Risk

New Study: Six Years Of Exercise May Be Enough To Change Heart Failure Risk

Unlike heart attack, in which heart muscle dies, heart failure is marked by a long-term, chronic inability of the heart to pump enough blood, or pump it hard enough, to bring needed oxygen to the body. The leading cause of hospitalizations in those over 65, the disorders risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and a family history.

Physical Activity For Older Women Helps Prolong Life

Physical Activity For Older Women Helps Prolong Life

The study used an accelerometer instead of a standard questionnaire to record the participants activities. Accelerometers are motion-sensing devices that electronically record and store daily movement patterns and intensity of the said movement by those who wear it. The recorded data is downloaded for analysis. For this particular study, the participants wore the accelerometers within four to seven days. The researchers reportedly still observed significantly lower mortality associated with each time, independently of the other, regardless whether the participants did either a light or moderate-to-vigorous activity.
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