Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, reveals study

#WorldHeartDay: Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work

The study, led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, found that leisure-time sitting (while watching TV), but not sitting at work, was associated with a greater risk of heart disease and death among the study’s more than 3,500 participants. The study also found that moderate-to-vigorous exercise may reduce or eliminate […]

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Want to lower your cholesterol levels? Follow these simple health tips

Try these strategies to keep your cholesterol in healthy levels. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetable are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin E, folate and selenium. There is one study that analysed the diets of more than 4,000 people and revealed increased fruits and vegetable intake among […]

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Weightlifting better at reducing heart fat than aerobic exercise, finds study

In the small study, researchers determined that a certain type of heart fat, pericardial adipose tissue, was reduced in patients who did weight lifting, but not in those who worked on increasing their endurance with aerobic exercise, according to a report published in JAMA Cardiology. Both forms of exercise resulted in the reduction of a […]

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Evening workouts may be best for men with high blood pressure, suggest study

Men being treated for hypertension may find that exercising at night, rather than in the morning, helps reduce their blood pressure readings, a small experiment suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 50 men with hypertension, or high blood pressure, to one of three exercise regimens: cycling three times weekly for 45 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 […]

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Caffeine could boost exercise performance, suggests study

In particular, caffeine could help speed, power, strength and endurance, researchers wrote in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “Supplementation with caffeine is highly prevalent among athletes, with one study from 2011 indicating that around 75 per cent of urine samples from athletes competing in the Olympic Games contain measurable levels of caffeine,” said lead […]

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Aerobic exercise can help ease depression in chronically ill patients

People with chronic health problems who suffer from depression may find their mood improve when they do aerobic exercise, a research review suggests. For the current study, researchers examined data from 24 studies with a total of 4,111 patients living with chronic illness and symptoms of depression. All of the smaller studies randomly assigned some […]

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What’s bad for the heart is also bad for the brain, reveals study

Researchers examined data on 9,772 adults, ages 44 to 79, who all had at least one MRI brain scan and provided general health information and medical records for the analysis. The researchers looked for associations between brain structure and so-called vascular risk factors. They found that except for high cholesterol, all of the other vascular […]

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Aerobic exercise may improve thinking skills in adults, regardless of their age

After a six-month aerobic regimen, adults aged 20 to 67 showed improvements in executive function, the cognitive processes important for reasoning, planning and problem solving, and expanded grey matter in the brain region central to those functions. Numerous studies have shown that aerobic exercise can improve cognition in seniors, but a small new study finds […]

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Simple exercises that help ease arthritis pain

When you hurt, it’s hard to persuade yourself to move. However, regular exercise not only helps maintain joint function, but also relieves stiffness and decreases pain and fatigue. What should you do? Whenever possible, meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans by mixing aerobic activities, strength training, stretching, and balance exercises. If this is too […]

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