Regular high-intensity exercise can delay Parkinson’s disease  

People with early stage Parkinson's may be able to delay a worsening of the disease through a regimen of intense exercise. Existing studies had already noted that exercise was beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease, but this was the first time that the effects of different intensities had been targeted by research

Regular high-intensity exercise can delay Parkinson’s disease  Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative motor system disorder characterised by uncontrolled tremor in various body parts, especially the arms and legs, as well as poor balance and coordination of movements. A phase II clinical trial, called the Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise (SPARX), was recently conducted by researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of […]

Leg exercises are crucial to maintain healthy brain and nervous system

In a new take on the exercise truism ‘use it, or lose it,’ researchers show neurological health is an interactive relationship with our muscles and our world. Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body's large, leg muscles to the brain as it does on directives from the brain to the muscles

Leg exercises are crucial to maintain healthy brain and nervous systemPublished today in Frontiers in Neuroscience, the study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine – giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited. “Our study supports the notion that people who are unable […]

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

Alzheimer’s disease: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive decline

Older adults who did aerobic exercise by itself experienced a three times greater level of improvement in cognitive function than those who participated in combined aerobic training and strength training exercises. The study suggested aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types, for Alzheimer’s patients in preserving the ability to think and make decisions

Alzheimer’s disease: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive declineCardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests. Researchers assessed data from 19 studies conducted between 2002 and 2015 that examined the effects of exercise on cognitive ability in 1,145 people at risk of, or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 90 […]

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patients

Blood pressure reductions were most significant for those who started exercising within six months of their stroke. The drop was also more significant for those who also received lessons on diet and health

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patientsPeople who have had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies “One of the challenges with stroke and exercise is that some people think they can’t because they have limited mobility,” said Ada Tang of McMaster University […]

Silent, bloody killer: Hypertension is yet another reason to exercise

Whether you go for a daily run or brisk walk, every time you finish exercising your blood pressure goes down and stays down for many hours, which is good for your overall health

Silent, bloody killer: Hypertension is yet another reason to exerciseYes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New Year’s toast. We may even tire of hearing about exercise and weight from family, friends and the media. But an equally […]

Why tracking your heart health while gymming matters

Understanding how to track your heart health while you work-out is important, as strenuous exercising can substantially increase short-term risks to the heart

Why tracking your heart health while gymming mattersLike every year, 2018 has seen an increase in gym-goers, as the new lifestyle trend is to flaunt a fit and lean body. To achieve the envisioned goal, people are willing to push themselves to the ultimate limit. With unfamiliarity about how the body adapts to these changes, many a times people are faced with […]

8 no-equipment exercise you can do in 30 seconds

These eight compound moves use zero equipment and will fry and firm the flab – fast

8 no-equipment exercise you can do in 30 secondsThis is about as uncomplicated as it gets: These eight compound moves use zero equipment and will fry and firm the flab — fast. “Use the body you have to create the body you want,” says trainer Adam Rosante, a fitness ambassador for C9 by Champion and the author of The 30-Second Body. “You can […]

Overweight? 8 types of cancer you’re more likely to have

The good news in this rather bleak picture, the researchers write, is that weight gain is largely preventable.

Overweight? 8 types of cancer you’re more likely to haveBeing overweight or obese carries even more cancer risk than previously thought, according to a new review. The researchers—a working group convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer—examined more than 1,000 studies and found that obesity increased risk for 13 types of cancer, 8 more than had been previously linked to weight. In […]

Scientists identify the link between brain health and exercise

If the protein can be made in a stable form and developed into a drug, it may lead to improved therapies for cognitive decline in older people and slow the toll of neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists identify the link between brain health and exerciseA protein increased by endurance exercise has been isolated and given to non-exercising mice, turning on genes that promote brain health and encourage the growth of new nerves involved in learning and memory, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have reported. The findings, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, help explain the […]