Today, we are celebrating 68th Independence Day in India. Yes, this is the day to commemorate its independence from ‘British rule’ and its birth as a sovereign nation in 1947. Read the rest... “My Pledge to Physical Fitness on Independence Day”
Researchers in Sweden have found an association between a person’s fitness as a teenager and their risk of heart attack in later life. Read the rest... “Fit teenagers are less likely to have heart attacks in later life”
Elderly men with high blood pressure can lower their risk of death with even moderate levels of fitness, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. Read the rest... “Physical fitness adds years in life of patients with high blood pressure”
Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that it may also play a key role in brain health and academic performance. Read the rest... “Physical fitness improves brain health and academic performance”
Adults with Type 2 diabetes who improve their physical fitness lower their chances of getting chronic kidney disease (CKD), and if they already have kidney damage, they can improve their kidney function. Read the rest... “Physical fitness improves kidney function in type 2 diabetes”
Physically fit sixth-graders – especially girls – are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade.
Even when researchers considered existing symptoms of depression and weight, sixth-grade girls who performed better on a cardiorespiratory fitness test were less likely to feel depressed when they were surveyed again in seventh grade. Read the rest... “Physical fitness can help prevent young adolescents’ depression”