Fitness exercise boosts brainpower and attention in children

Fitness exercise boosts brainpower and attention in children

Fitness exercise boosts brainpower and attention span, revealed by researchers in the journal Pediatrics. 221 children were randomly assigned to either a 9-month after school physical activity program or a wait-list. The researchers then tracked their aerobic fitness and tested their cognitive flexibility and attention span while performing a series of tasks. Those in the …

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Fitness exercise with rest to recover

Fitness exercise with rest to recover

It is essential to perceive that exercise is a stress, which, as with all forms of stress, is good, simply so long as we are not exposed to excessively of it, for too long. We require periods of stress, in this case exercise, punctuated with periods of rest. And, in this case ‘rest’ includes good …

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Fitness tips to boost your metabolism

Fitness tips to boost your metabolism

There are loads of ways to boost your metabolism but few are better than maintaining a regular exercise routine. Those who exercise regularly tend to have a faster metabolism because their body needs more energy on a daily basis. After a few weeks of maintaining an exercise routine, most people find they naturally burn more …

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Strength Training – 3 quality benifits of strength training

Strength Training – 3 quality benifits of strength training

Strength training is exercise that uses resistance to strengthen and condition the musculoskeletal system, enhancing muscle tone and endurance. “Strength training” is commonly used as a general term synonymous with other common terms: “weightlifting” and “resistance training.” Physiologically, the benefits of regular strength training include an increase in muscle size and tone, increased muscular strength, …

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Healthy Heart at 50 – my story

Healthy Heart at 50 – my story

How stress impacts your life with un-healthy diet with no schedule and no physical activity. I learned this when I was working on an International Project 15 years before. I had to meet deadlines almost every month for some or the other part of the project. And, I started having my blood pressure high. One …

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Fitness protects us from brain changes as we age

Fitness protects us from brain changes as we age

Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age. This is revealed in a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal Research Centre. Our body’s arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel hardening is believed to begin in …

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We need more exercise to reduce diabetes risk

We need more exercise to reduce diabetes risk

We may have to exercise more to achieve a better level of fitness and reduce risk of diabetes. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have found that lower fitness levels in middle-aged men of South Asian origin (from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) are contributing to higher blood sugar levels and increased diabetes risk compared with white …

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Fit teenagers are less likely to have heart attacks in later life

Fit teenagers are less likely to have heart attacks in later life

Researchers in Sweden have found an association between a person’s fitness as a teenager and their risk of heart attack in later life. In a study of nearly 750,000 men, they found that the more aerobically fit men were in late adolescence, the less likely they were to have a heart attack 30 or 40 …

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