Resistance Training May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
A new study published in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviewspoints to the benefits of exercise, especially resistance training (RT), for preventing type 2 diabetes.
Higher Fitness Level Can Determine Longer Lifespan After Age 70
For older people, fitness may be more informative than traditional cardiovascular risk factors
High-Intensity Interval Training Helps Trim Belly Fat in Cardiac Rehab
A regimen popular among athletes can also help patients get in shape after a heart attack
Exercise May Improve Thinking Skills in People as Young as 20
Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling or climbing stairs may improve thinking skills not only in older people but in young people as well, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology….
Exercise ‘snacks’ make fitness easier: Researchers find short bouts of stairclimbing throughout the day can boost health
It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan.
Reduced risk of severe stroke for individuals who walk regularly
Physical activity not only reduces the risk of stroke. Individuals who walk at least 30 minutes a day also have a lower risk of severe stroke, according to a new study in Neurology.
Cancer risk due to smoking, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, and infections is preventable
Almost four in every 10 new cases of cancer in Germany are attributable to lifestyle and environmental factors. These include primarily smoking, low physical activity, overweight, and infections. Hermann Brenner and his group of authors from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) report on how…
Simple leg exercises could reduce impact of sedentary lifestyles on heart and blood vessels
A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of the transport of blood around the body, which increases the risk of disease in the heart and blood vessels. New research published in Experimental Physiology suggests that performing simple leg exercises whilst lying down might help to…
Resistance training and exercise-motivation go hand-in-hand
A recent study conducted in the University of Jyväskylä suggests that resistance training improves exercise motivation and contributes to making exercise planning among older adults. Exercise motivation and exercise self-efficacy are key factors in continuing resistance training.
Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk
Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal…
Riding an e-bike promotes fitness and health – already after four weeks
The role of the e-bike in promoting health and fitness is comparable to that of a conventional bicycle. This was reported by researchers of the University of Basel in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. In particular, overweight and untrained individuals can benefit from riding…
High intensity exercise in teenagers could ward off heart disease
New research published in Experimental Physiology has indicated potential differences in heart health benefits of exercise intensity in teenagers. Teenage years are an important stage of life, with research suggesting it is a time during which heart diseases start to develop. These findings indicate that…