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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.
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.
Want To Prolong Your Life? Do Some Household Chores

Want To Prolong Your Life? Do Some Household Chores

We all know how exercise can help in many ways - including an increased possibility of having a longer life than those who do not break a sweat at least once a week. However, some may offer excuses as to why they are not able to exercise regularly. Some may say they are too busy with work or whatever personal tasks they have, while some may not be able to exercise due to health and medical reasons.  On the other hand, a recent study revealed that if you want to live longer, doing high-intensity workouts every other day or running marathons a...
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.
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.
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.
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