Moms Don’t Get Enough Exercise

Among a group of 848 women, researchers found that less than 50% achieved at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week, and the percentage was even lower in mothers with a young child or multiple children. PLOS One, November 2022

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Morning May Be the Best Time for Exercise.

Researchers analyzed the activity level and heart health data of nearly 87,000 participants and found the risk for heart disease and stroke was lowest among those who exercised in the morning. European Society of Cardiology, November 2022

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Ankle Joint Mobilization Improves Motion and Balance.

A systematic review and meta- analysis that included nine studies concluded that ankle joint mobilization—a treatment provided by doctors of chiropractic—is an effective intervention for improving dorsiflexion range of motion and dynamic balance in patients with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, September 2022

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Can Exercise Help Fight Colon Cancer?

Examinations of 179 patients under treatment for colon cancer revealed an association between higher physical activity levels and less inflammation in the colon, which may aid in the management of the disease. American Journal of Cancer Research, November 2022

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Benefits of Regular Exercise

The University of Rochester Medical Center reports that exercise provides the following benefits: improves blood circulation, blood cholesterol levels, sleep quality, and self- image; increases vitality, muscle strength, enthusiasm, and optimism; helps manage stress and a healthy blood pressure; aids in weight loss; fights anxiety and depression; releases tension; and prevents bone loss. University of…

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Find a More Active Friend

A recent experiment found that when sedentary individuals have social interactions with more active people, they become more active in the long term. The findings suggest that people looking to increase their physical activity levels should spend more time interacting with people who already lead active lives. PLOS ONE, October 2022

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Digital Nudges Can Encourage More Exercise.

In a recent experiment, researchers observed that “digital nudges” such as text messages, app alerts, or emails in the form of motivational messages had a positive effect on increasing physical activity levels among normally sedentary individuals. Journal of Association of Information Systems, October 2022

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HIIT Recommended for Cancer Patients

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise that involves short intervals of near-maximal effort—such as sprinting or stair climbing—separated by intervals of moderate-intensity exercise—such as jogging or fast walking. A review of seven systematic reviews concluded that HIIT is an effective form of exercise for cancer patients and cancer survivors due to its…

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The Effect of a Single Bout of Aerobic Exercise.

In an experiment that included 20 healthy adults, researchers observed that a single session of aerobic exercise improved motor sequence learning. The findings suggest that engaging in a short bout of aerobic exercise may help individuals learning activities like dancing or playing the piano. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, January 2023

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