Want to Turn Back Time? Try Running a Marathon
The new year means it’s time to set resolutions for 2020 and new research from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running a marathon for the first time could have several health benefits.
Where should older people’s physical performance and physical activity be measured?
An aging research, recruiting people with poor health and function is challenging. A recent study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center, at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, shows that physical performance and physical activity can be measured at home as well as in a…
Elderly people should aim to keep up step count this winter
Just two weeks of inactivity increases body fat and harms muscles and bones
Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two academic years
Previous cross-sectional studies have reported that physically more active children and adolescents achieve better school grades than their less active peers do, but there are few longitudinal studies on the topic.
Exercise during pregnancy can give child stronger bones
Vitamin D is important to enable calcium to be absorbed into the intestine. During pregnancy, vitamin D is especially significant because extra calcium is needed to build the baby’s skeleton. Low vitamin D levels in pregnancy can therefore be negative for the bone health of…
Extreme exercise can strain the heart without causing permanent damage
Experienced runners have elevated cardiac biomarkers after ultramarathons compared to novice runners, however, these biomarkers are below the limits of clinical risk, according to new research published in Heliyon
Timing of Exercise May Be Key to Successful Weight Loss
In a study of 375 adults who have successfully maintained weight loss and who engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity, most reported consistency in the time of day that they exercised, with early morning being the most common time.
Exercise an effective protection against life-threatening cerebral haemorrhage
A Finnish study demonstrates that as little as half an hour of light exercise per week effectively protects against subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most lethal disorder of the cerebral circulation.
Engaging in physical activity could reduce long-term mortality
Cognitive frailty is a heterogeneous clinical manifestation characterized by the simultaneous presence of both physical frailty and cognitive impairment, in the absence of dementia, and it seems to entail a greater death risk than physical frailty or cognitive impairment separately.
Training for first-time marathon “reverses” ageing of blood vessels
Older and slower runners benefit the most
Heart damage from preterm birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthood
Heart abnormalities caused by premature birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthood, according to research presented at EuroCMR 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Walking downhill after meals boosts bone health in postmenopausal women with diabetes
Walking downhill after eating can reduce bone resorption in postmenopausal women with diabetes, according to research presented at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans. Walking uphill does not have the same benefit, the study found.