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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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One exercise session immediately protects the heart against cardiovascular disease

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(NaturalHealth365) When it comes to the benefits of exercise on cardiovascular health, it turns out a little goes a long way. New research out of the Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom has found that just one vigorous bout of exercise can bring immediate protection against cardiovascular disease. The researchers found that this was triggered through a mechanism ... Read More »

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Lack of exercise is the fourth leading risk factor for premature death

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(NaturalHealth365) At first glimpse, there would seem to be nothing inherently dangerous about sitting in a chair or sofa, watching TV or working on a laptop – right? But, appearances can be deceiving – especially if you don’t exercise on a regular basis. Sitting for many consecutive hours a day, unrelieved by physical activity, constitutes a sedentary lifestyle – and ... Read More »

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Bladder cancer and kidney disease risk directly linked to a lack of exercise, according to new research

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(NaturalHealth365) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking is currently the most important risk factor for bladder cancer, while obesity is considered one of the primary risk factors for kidney cancer. Together, the pair of diseases strikes 128,000 Americans annually — while claiming 30,000 lives. But, another surprising factor may outweigh the others when it ... 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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Lack of exercise found twice as deadly as obesity

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(NaturalHealth365) Just because you happen to be blessed with good metabolism doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for regular exercise. A study by the University of Cambridge published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that twice the fatalities occur from not getting enough exercise as from being obese. The good news is that an activity as basic as ... Read More »

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