Regular exercise can cut risk of heart attack even in high polluted areas

A new European research has found that exercise can still help reduce the risk of a heart attack even when carried out in areas with moderate to high levels of traffic pollution

Regular exercise can cut risk of heart attack even in high polluted areasCarried out by researchers in Denmark, Germany and Spain, the new large-scale study looked at 51,868 Danish adults age 50-65 to see if exercise could still help reduce the risk of first and recurrent heart attack even when participants were exposed to air pollution, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attacks, […]

Do you have COPD? Here’s how you can still exercise

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for lung conditions that block airflow. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the two main types of COPD. For people with COPD, physical activity can be challenging because the disease makes breathing difficult. Yet regular exercise can actually improve COPD symptoms.

Do you have COPD? Here’s how you can still exercise“People with COPD have shortness of breath when they exercise,” says Dr Daniel Ouellette, MD, a pulmonologist with the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan. “Exercise that involves aerobic activity, such as taking a walk or going to the gym, can provoke significant distress for people with COPD.” As a result, people with COPD may […]

Exercise can play a role in improving asthma for obese adults

Patients who exercised had improvements in physical activity, asthma-symptom-free days, depression symptoms and sleep apnoea, researchers found

Exercise can play a role in improving asthma for obese adultsExercise training helps improve daily life for obese adults with asthma, a new study found. The three-month program targeted both weight loss and exercise through aerobic and resistance training, the study authors wrote in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. “In the past, exercise was seen as harmful to asthmatic patients because […]

Cycling can slow down ageing and keep your immune system young

The findings, outlined in two papers in the journal Aging Cell, showed that the cyclists preserved muscle mass and strength with age while maintaining stable levels of body fat and cholesterol. In men, testosterone levels remained high

Cycling can slow down ageing and keep your immune system youngCycling can hold back the effects of ageing and rejuvenate the immune system, a study has found. Scientists carried out tests on 125 amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 and compared them with healthy adults from a wide age group who did not exercise regularly. More surprisingly, the anti-ageing effects of cycling appeared to extend […]

Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart disease

A new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, shows the many ways in which depression negatively affects health and highlights the benefits of exercise for relieving depression and keeping the heart healthy

Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart diseaseDepression raises the risk of heart disease in people who haven’t had a history of cardiovascular problems. For those who have already been diagnosed with heart disease, depression raises their mortality risk. In fact, some studies have revealed that people with depression are at high risk of arrhythmia. Others, meanwhile, have pointed out that people […]

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke

Unmarried people were also 43 per cent more likely to die from heart disease and 55 per cent more likely to die from strokes, researchers report in the journal Heart

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokePeople who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 34 previous studies involving more than two million people. Overall, they found that compared to married people, adults who were divorced, widowed or […]

Why is yoga gaining more popularity over other forms of exercise?

In order to relieve stress, being more active or to enhance your mood, doing some form of physical exercise, is essential these days. But many people are puzzled whether they should opt in for yoga or gymming  

Why is yoga gaining more popularity over other forms of exercise?The debate between yoga vs. gym has many people confused. Ahead of International Yoga Day, people who have been practicing yoga since several years, say that yoga has many aspects which cannot be seen in any other form of exercise. “Yoga is not just about body, but it is also about your mind,” says Pooja […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficial

While physical activity can be challenging for many older adults with arthritis, it can help patients better manage their condition and maintain physical functioning

For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficialFirst author Dorothy Dunlop, professor of rheumatology and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and colleagues report their findings in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, caused by “wear […]

Having a healthy diet trumps exercise when it comes to weight loss

Diet is a major factor in weight control; portion sizes and what we're eating is crucial to maintaining a healthy body weight. To lose weight and improve health, we need to both eat well and find the time to exercise

Having a healthy diet trumps exercise when it comes to weight lossWe’ve all heard that to lose weight we need to do two things: eat less, exercise more. This makes sense: Burning more calories than we consume will lead to weight loss. But this exercise-based approach provides only short-term results. Now, researchers at Loyola University of Chicago confirm that a healthy diet, not exercise, is the […]