Physical Activity Can Help an Aging Brain

Among a group of 300 sedentary older adults with mild cognitive impairment, those who participated in either aerobic exercise or a stretching and balance intervention did not experience worsening performance on cognitive assessments a year later, nor did brain scans show any sign of additional brain shrinkage. On the other hand, subjects who did not…

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Boxing May Be a Good Exercise to Curb Parkinson’s Symptoms

For patients with Parkinson’s disease, a recent study found that participating in a three-month boxing program may ease both motor and nonmotor Parkinson’s symptoms. Study co-author Dr. Roshni Patel adds, “There’s a lot of growing evidence about the benefits of exercise in Parkinson’s… This is another study that highlights the importance of exercise in the…

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Most Teens Don’t Get Enough Exercise

An analysis of survey data completed by over 360,000 high school students found that 75% failed to meet late adolescent fitness guidelines recommendations of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a day. Journal of Adolescence, June 2022

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Exercise at Work

If your workplace includes access to a gym, the American Council on Exercise offers the following recommendations: schedule exercise on your daily calendar; pack workout clothes and get to work early, if needed; bring toiletries if the gym has showers; ask a co-worker to exercise with you; and keep a fresh change of work clothes…

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Just 10 Minutes…

Following a review of data from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health study, researchers estimate that replacing just ten minutes a day of sedentary activity with exercise of any intensity can have a positive benefit on one’s waistline. Cancer Causes & Control, August 2022

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The Least Active Day for Older People Is…

According to a study that monitored the activity of 459 older adults, seniors are least active on Sundays, averaging just 22.5 minutes of exercise and spending 453.9 minutes engaged in sedentary activities. Preventative Medicine Reports, June 2022

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Exercise Tips During Pregnancy

Studies have shown that physical fitness can confer benefits to both a mom-to-be and her unborn child. The United Kingdom’s National Health Service offers the following tips for exercise during pregnancy: always warm up before exercising and cool down afterward; try to keep active on a daily basis—30 minutes of walking each day can be…

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Stay Fit!

Using data from the Generation 100 Study, researchers report they have identified an associationbetween higher cardiorespiratory fitness and greater structural complexity in key areas of the brain normally affected by advancing age. Neuroimage, August 2022

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Outdoor Fitness Ideas.

Experts from the American Fitness Professionals and Associates list the following ways to get fit outside during summer: try paddleboarding, go hiking, take a bike ride, play beach volleyball, go trail running, do some high-intensity interval training at the track, try outdoor yoga, strength train at the park with body weight exercises, go swimming, or…

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Many Kids in Daycare Don’t Get Enough Exercise

Investigators observed 96 childcare centers and 131 Head Start programs and found the majority failed to provide kids with the recommended 180 minutes a day of physical activity of any intensity, including 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise. Pediatrics, May 2022

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