Exercise News

Strength training lowers risk of cancer-related death by over 30 percent

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(NaturalHealth365) Integrative and conventionally-trained physicians alike have long advised regular exercise as a natural and effective way to ward off chronic disease conditions.  Unfortunately, the more popular notion that aerobic exercise is the ‘gold standard’ for disease prevention tends to make strength training an after thought. (but, today, I hope to change all of that!) A brand-new Australian study has ... Read More »

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Physical activity ALERT: 2 weeks of sedentary behavior can trigger diabetic symptoms

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(NaturalHealth365) Researchers have long warned that a trio of factors – obesity, poor dietary habits and a lack of physical activity – lies at the root of the national epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, which currently affects over 30 million people in the United States, is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation. Another 84 million Americans ... Read More »

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Surprising truth about exercise and better brain health

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(NaturalHealth365) When it comes to the physical and mental benefits of exercise, research has focused on the effects of consistent, long-term exercise routines. But an intriguing review shows that a single episode of exercising can offer substantial and immediate brain health dividends that promote mental clarity and improve cognition. (how cool is that?!) This review also highlighted results from steady ... Read More »

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Exercise alone can improve gut bacteria and decrease the risk of bowel cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) Science has established the importance of an ideal balance of gut bacteria for numerous aspects of health, including ideal digestion and nutrition as well as immune system health. Now, two studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have found that the simple act of exercise can change the composition of the ... Read More »

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Exercise linked to brain cell growth and improved memory

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(NaturalHealth365) In addition to all the other health benefits of exercise, it could also help to give you a better memory. New research out of the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland has shown that exercise helps with preserving brain cells and preventing loss of memory, cognitive issues and general memory problems. In the Finnish study, aerobic activity in particular was ... Read More »

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Power walking reduces mortality risk by 24%, study reveals

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(NaturalHealth365) While regular walking is already linked with improved health and longevity, University of Sydney research suggests that power walking – at a faster pace – can enhance the benefits of exercise.  And, the best part, it’s easy to do. Walking, at an average pace, results in a 20 percent risk reduction of mortality from all causes as compared with ... Read More »

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LOWER the risk of dementia by 90% with improved cardiovascular fitness, according to an amazing study

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(NaturalHealth365) We all know about the benefits of exercise and importance of engaging in regular physical activity. But, to those looking for more ‘proof,’ a new Swedish study of women and fitness has discovered that a high level of cardiovascular fitness can reduce the risk of dementia (later in life) by a stunning 90 percent. As you may know, I ... Read More »

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Chronic disease risk goes way up with just 14 days of inactivity

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(NaturalHealth365) It’s no secret – we lead much more sedentary lives than those of our ancestors. And we are paying the price, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that two out of three Americans are either overweight or obese – and at increased risk of chronic disease conditions like, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Now, ... Read More »

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Mild exercise found to trigger anti-inflammatory cellular response

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(NaturalHealth365) Most people are already aware of the many benefits of exercise. It’s essential for bone, muscle and heart health. It helps with weight control, boosts mood and contributes to immune system functioning and longevity. But, is ‘mild exercise’ good enough? New research is showing that mild (easy-to-do) exercise benefits also include positive anti-inflammatory effects. These findings have exciting implications ... Read More »

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Too little exercise accelerates biological aging and shortens telomeres

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(NaturalHealth365) The aging process is inevitable for all of us. However, there are things we can do to forestall negative biological changes while enhancing quality of life. One of the most effective defenses against the effects of aging is regular exercise. In fact, The Dallas Bed Rest Study of 1966 showed that three weeks of staying in bed (without exercise) ... Read More »

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Dementia warning: Protective effects of healthy genes are destroyed by sedentary lifestyle

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(NaturalHealth365) A new study has just determined that persons who have a sedentary lifestyle can be just as much at risk of suffering from dementia than those who are predisposed to it genetically. The study was conducted at the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Canada and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. There are currently around 47.5 ... Read More »

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Improve memory and prevent cognitive decline with exercise, study says

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(NaturalHealth365) Everyone is aware of the benefits of exercise including cardiovascular health, improved physical fitness and emotional well-being.  But, did you know – with the rising concerns about dementia – regular exercise can improve your memory? That’s right!  Just 15 minutes of exercise per day has been shown to bring a tremendous boost to health, longevity and overall quality of ... Read More »

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