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2012-10-29 23:04:22

Study shows that peer mentoring in schools is a simple, fun and inexpensive way to significantly increase kids' physical activity levels Using peer mentors to enhance school-day physical activity in elementary aged students has been given an A+ from Nova Scotia researchers. And the increased physical activity levels got top grades for significantly improving both academic test scores and cardiovascular fitness levels. Funded principally by the Nova Scotia Research Foundation and...

2012-10-29 12:29:12

A regular exercise routine can make you fitter than ever — mentally fit. In a new study, previously sedentary adults were put through four months of high-intensity interval training. At the end, their cognitive functions — the ability to think, recall and make quick decisions — had improved significantly, says Dr. Martin Juneau, director of prevention at the Montreal Heart Institute. "If you talk to people who exercise, they say they feel sharper. Now we've found a way...

Exercise More, Love Life More
2012-10-26 18:21:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling down in the dumps? Go for a run. Already run every day? Go for a longer run than usual. That´s what a group of Penn State researchers are saying after conducting a study that examines the psychological benefits of exercise. "We found that people's satisfaction with life was directly impacted by their daily physical activity," said Jaclyn Maher, Penn State graduate student in kinesiology. "The findings reinforce...

Older People Who Exercise Have Less Brain Shrinkage
2012-10-23 11:05:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physical exercise at any age is good for the body. But those who are later in their years may have a better reason to continue exercising than worrying about their figure. According to a study published in the latest issue of the journal Neurology, researchers have found that people over 70 who remain physically active have less brain shrinkage than those who do little or no exercise. Experts from Edinburgh University say that...

2012-10-15 14:33:12

Playing soccer (football) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalize their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke. Research from Universities of Exeter and Copenhagen, and Gentofte University Hospital in Denmark, published today (Monday 15 October 2012) in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, suggests that soccer training prevents cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with hypertension...

2012-10-09 20:51:36

But an hour's walk every day makes no difference: Intensity rather than duration is what counts The findings indicate that it is the intensity, rather than the duration, of exercise that counts in combating the impact of metabolic syndrome - a combination of factors, including midriff bulge, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, higher than normal levels of blood glucose and abnormal blood fat levels - say the authors. Genes, diet, and lack of exercise are thought to be implicated in...

2012-10-03 10:23:24

CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Even after years of nationwide efforts to persuade people of all ages to get up from their computers and television sets and start exercising, seniors in particular are still often failing to get the message. Sally's Residential Care Home, a widely respected assisted living facility based in the heart of Southern California's Ventura County, would like to alert elderly people and their loved ones that simply being older doesn't mean that they...

Physical Activity Interventions Do Little For Kids
2012-09-28 13:28:42

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Research published this week in the British Medical Journal suggests that extracurricular exercise sessions are having little impact on children´s overall daily physical activity. Plymouth University researchers found that children attending these sessions were only doing the equivalent of an extra four minutes of walking or running per day with children who attended these classes participating in less physical activity at home...

Exercise Is Good For Body And Mind
2012-09-26 18:48:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The link between good physical health and mental health has long been understood as, at least, a symbiotic one. But has there been documented evidence that conclusively shows the association between an exercise regimen and mental health? A new article in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, looks not only at the link between exercise and mental health, but also at any...

2012-09-16 23:00:55

In response to Oklahoma City´s recently launched health initiatives designed to encourage healthier lifestyles in its residents, Massage School San Diego has released a list of the top 10 benefits of exercise, in hopes of promoting physical activity across all U.S. cities. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) September 16, 2012 Officials in Oklahoma City have launched several health initiatives in an effort to encourage local residents to lead healthier, more active lifestyles. In conjunction...