Video: Exercise Can Change Your Brain

Video: Exercise Can Change Your Brain

Watch neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki as she discusses the life-changing benefits of physical activity on the most important organ in your body—your brain! You will be inspired by watching this short, fascinating video! LifeTip: Take a 30-minute walk every day for your...
Some Exercise Better than None

Some Exercise Better than None

Study participants were placed in one of five quintiles of gait speed and function and followed for 2 years. Those engaging in 45 minutes a week or more of moderate to vigorous activity (highest quintile) saw significant improvement in knee and hip pain (34-38%...
Exercise Lowers Depression in School Age Children

Exercise Lowers Depression in School Age Children

Almost 800 children in Norway were assessed for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at ages 6, 8, and 10 years old. Researchers found those with higher levels of MVPA at 6 and 8 years old experienced fewer symptoms of depression 2 years later. Each hour of...
Physical Inactivity Leads to Higher Cancer Risk

Physical Inactivity Leads to Higher Cancer Risk

More than a quarter of adults in America age 50+ reported no physical activity outside of work during the past month—that is about 31 million people at higher risk for obesity, heart disease, and cancer. The largest demographic of inactive people was in the South. The...
Keep Moving Every Day to Lower Cancer Risk

Keep Moving Every Day to Lower Cancer Risk

Results of 12 prospective U.S. and European cancer studies were pooled (1.44 million participants) to analyze the impact of high vs. low physical activity levels. Leisure-time physical activity was associated with lower risks for 13 common cancers types. Most of these...
Senior Brains Benefit from Physical Activity

Senior Brains Benefit from Physical Activity

Researchers with the Northern Manhattan Study have found that low levels of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) in seniors is an independent risk factor for declining cognitive performance compared to moderate to heavy intensity LTPA. More than 1200 participants...
Exercise at the Extreme

Exercise at the Extreme

Can you get too much good physical activity? Maybe, but the American Cardiology Sports and Exercise Cardiology Leadership Council has concluded that the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks associated with lifelong, very active endurance athletes. Even small...
Too Much TV Time Leads to Worse Cognition

Too Much TV Time Leads to Worse Cognition

Middle-age adults who had 25+ years of high TV viewing (3+ hours per day) and low physical activity were 2X as likely to have poor cognitive performance (cognitive speed, memory, and executive functioning) compared to those with low TV viewing  and high physical...

Importance of Exercise During Grade School

Children who exercised more during the first 8 years of school showed a sharply decreased risk of bone fractures, especially during the 7th and 8th grades. This was reported by Dr. Marcus Coster at the meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. The...

Early Life Exercise Brings Lifetime Benefits

Data from a large Chinese study of women 40-70 years old reveals that adolescent and adult exercise significantly reduces the risk of all-cause mortality. Women who didn't start exercising until adulthood saw a lower risk also, but not as low. Exercise is good at...

Bullied Youth Benefit from Physical Activity

Kids who are bullied experience an adverse impact on their behavior, educational pursuits, and risk for depression. Research has found that increased exercise is associated with decreased frequency of sadness, suicidal thoughts or attempts. Among bullied adolescents,...
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