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Diabetes Risk Lower In Women Who Pump It Up Regularly
2014-01-16 05:03:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Middle-aged and older women who lift weights or do yoga for just 30 minutes a day can cut their risk of type-2 diabetes (T2D) by as much as 40 percent, while women who work out as little as one hour per week reduce their risk by 13 percent, according to a study published January 15 in the journal PLOS Medicine. The study also found that women who engage in both muscle conditioning and cardio workouts gain a “substantial...

2014-01-15 14:28:04

Aerobic exercise is known to prevent type 2 diabetes, and muscle-strengthening alone or in combination with aerobic exercise improves diabetic control among those with diabetes. Although men who weight train have been found to have an associated reduced risk of developing diabetes, whether such an association exists for women has not been established. In this week’s PLOS Medicine, Anders Grøntved (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA, and University of Southern Denmark,...

Play High School Sports Stay Healthy Later
2013-12-30 13:42:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Young men who want to avoid going to the doctor later in life should take up a high school sport, according to a new study published earlier this month in the journal BMC Public Health. In the study, a team of Swiss and American researchers found that men who played varsity high school sports were more likely to be active into their late 70s and less likely to have to visit their doctors. Although the study only considered male World...

Exceeding Physical Activity Guidelines Has Health Benefits
2013-12-27 04:13:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals who meet or exceed American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations for physical activity are less likely to die prematurely than those who walk less than guidelines suggest, according to new research appearing in the journal PLoS ONE. According to study author Paul T. Williams of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), there are “substantial health benefits” to exceeding the cardiovascular health...

2013-12-10 10:15:49

Successive governments have failed to act, despite weight of evidence, say experts The failure of successive governments to implement a comprehensive national policy to get UK kids more active and stave off the litany of health and other problems their sedentary lifestyle is storing up for them, is mass "child neglect," say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Despite the wealth of evidence showing the immediate and long term benefits of regular exercise in...

2013-12-03 23:25:57

Hearing loss was once considered an inevitable price of growing older. Recent research on physical activity suggests otherwise and TrekDesk hopes to help sound the alarm. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Many Americans have come to accept declining mental and physical abilities as inevitable due to the onset of old age however recent research is showing that simply walking two hours per week could lower the risk of age related hearing loss in women. The challenge in an...

Moms Spend More Time Watching TV, Less Time On Physical Activity
2013-12-03 04:32:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US mothers spend more time watching television and participating in other sedentary activities than they do cooking, cleaning and exercising combined, according to new research appearing in the December edition of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study, led by University of South Carolina exercise scientist and epidemiologist Edward Archer, is a follow-up to a study published earlier this year which claimed that women...

2013-11-14 11:30:23

The risk of cardiovascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes is directly related to the frequency and duration of physical exercise, according to results of a large follow-up study reported today on World Diabetes Day. Notably, those with low levels of physical activity had a 70% greater risk of cardiovascular death than those with higher levels. Studies have shown indisputably that those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop heart disease or...


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