Dog owners more likely to meet weekly exercise targets, finds study

Dog owners are estimated to be four times more likely than non-dog owning adults to meet recommended physical activity guidelines, according to new University of Liverpool research

Dog owners more likely to meet weekly exercise targets, finds studyThe findings, which are published today in Scientific Reports, highlight the role that dogs may have in helping to keep humans healthy. It is recommended that adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week. However, this is achieved by only 66% of men and 58% of women in England and […]

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia risk

The report, which combines the work of 24 international experts, says lifestyle factors can play a major role in increasing or reducing an individual's dementia risk. It examines the benefits of building a "cognitive reserve", which means strengthening the brain's networks so it can continue to function in later life despite damage

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia riskOne in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in […]

Can’t work out during the week? ‘Weekend warriors’ still benefit

Daily exercise may be the ideal, but even weekend workouts might prolong your life, a new study suggests

Can’t work out during the week? ‘Weekend warriors’ still benefitIn a study of more than 3,400 men and women over age 40, researchers found those who exercised one or two days a week had the same low death rates as those who exercised more frequently. “One of the main concerns to increasing physical activity is limited time, particularly multiple days a week,” said lead […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantra

Dr Avinash Saoji, is the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, Maharashtra. It works towards the betterment of all four dimensions of health i.e. physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Apart from his social work, Dr Saoji often conducts workshops which guide people on how to stay fit

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantraWhenever people have attended Dr Avinash Saoji’s public programs, he makes it a point to invite them for the celebrations of his 100th birthday. He says that he wants to live and keep working till he is a 100 years old, this is what inspires him. “There is so much to be done and I […]

Decline in physical activity often starts as early as age seven, says study

Overall physical activity often starts to decline around the age of school entry. While the proportion of physically inactive individuals rises with age, there still are groups of people who manage to increase their physical activity level in adulthood and old age

Decline in physical activity often starts as early as age seven, says studyWhile the level of physical activity varies between individuals, it can also vary within individuals during the life course. A recent study, carried out in collaboration between the University of Jyväskylä and LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health, systematically reviewed scientific articles identifying distinct subgroups of physical activity and the factors related to […]

Starting workouts in middle age tied to longer life, states study

While regularly exercising over the course of decades is a great way to live longer, a U.S. study suggests that even people who don’t start working out until middle-age may see similar longevity benefits

Starting workouts in middle age tied to longer life, states studyTo help people live longer, national guidelines for physical fitness recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week. But much of the evidence behind these recommendations has looked at exercise at only one point in time, leaving a murky picture of how lifelong […]

Just an hour of weekly walking can help reduce disability risk, finds study

Just one hour a week of brisk walking, as if you are late to an appointment or trying to make a train, staves off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study

Just an hour of weekly walking can help reduce disability risk, finds studyThe study will be published April 1 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “This is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their independence. It’s very doable,” said lead author Dorothy Dunlop, professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “This minimum threshold may motivate inactive older adults […]

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study 

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study The study, published in the March issue of Obesity, was selected as the Editor’s Choice article. “This study addresses the difficult question of why so many people struggle to keep weight off over a long period. By providing evidence that a group of successful weight-loss maintainers engages in high levels of physical activity to prevent […]

Eating meals later in the day could cause weight gain

Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study to be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Eating meals later in the day could cause weight gainPrevious studies have suggested that later timing of eating and sleeping are related to obesity, said lead author Adnin Zaman, M.D., of the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. “However, few studies have assessed both meal and sleep timing in adults with obesity, and it is not clear whether eating later in the day is […]
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