Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

It’s long been understood that exercise is extremely beneficial for both one’s physical and mental health. However, the question of how a person’s mental state is affected when they give up exercise altogether is a topic that hasn’t been adequately explored. Julie Morgan, a PhD student from the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of […]

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7 nutrition tips to help achieve your ‘New Year’s Resolution’

Many people find themselves at a crossroad when it comes to following their New Year’s resolution which aims at better fitness. A healthier diet and fit lifestyle are on the top of many people’s resolution list; however, sticking to the resolution after holidays can be tough! Greasy food, holiday sweets and consumption of alcohol can […]

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Exercise can be as effective as medicine in lowering blood pressure

For people with high blood pressure, starting an exercise regimen may lower blood pressure by as much as taking medication would, a large analysis suggests. Researchers combined data from nearly 400 randomized trials that assessed the effects of blood pressure drugs or of exercise on blood pressure. They found that overall, each lowered blood pressure […]

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Walking after a meal can improve digestion and help manage blood sugar

At the end of a long day, it’s tempting to dive into your social feeds or Netflix queue the minute you’ve finished eating. But back before screens bogarted all our free time, an after-dinner stroll was a popular activity and one associated with improved health and digestion. “Italians have been walking after meals for centuries,” […]

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Working out on the weekends can have surprising benefits for your health

You know the value of exercise for maintaining good health and managing chronic conditions like arthritis, but you also know how hard it is to fit daily workouts into a busy schedule to meet weekly minimums. As an alternative, many people try to cram in a week’s worth of fitness on the weekends. While this […]

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