Heart patients advised to move around every 20 minutes to prolong life

Heart patients are being advised to move around every 20 minutes in a bid to prolong life following a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2018

Heart patients advised to move around every 20 minutes to prolong lifeCCC 2018 is being held 20 to 23 October in Toronto, Canada. Visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific sessions with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) as part of the ESC Global Activities programme. Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, and watching television. […]

Push-up capacity may predict men’s heart disease risk, suggests study

The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor’s office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests

Push-up capacity may predict men’s heart disease risk, suggests studyIn a study of more than 1,100 male firefighters followed for 10 years, researchers found that the risk of atherosclerosis and of cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack, was 96 per cent lower among men who could do 40 or more push-ups during timed tests compared to the men who could do fewer […]

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

Regular aerobic exercise including walking, cycling, or climbing stairs may improve cognition, particularly executive function, in both in older adults as well as their young counterparts new research shows

Aerobic exercise may improve thinking skills in adults, regardless of their ageAfter 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 […]

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed food

A new study from French researchers has shown that diets comprising of ‘ultra-processed’ foods are raising the risk of an early death. Ultra processed food is defined as food that is manufactured by multiple industrial processes and taken as snacks, ready-to-eat or heat meals or desserts

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed foodThis includes burgers, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, candy, ice-cream, sweetened breakfast cereals, packaged soups, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, fries and more. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study which was published on Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption […]

Physical activity may help fight depression in older adults, suggest US study

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters

Physical activity may help fight depression in older adults, suggest US studyThe findings, published in the American Journal of Physiology–Cell Physiology, reveal that the underlying mechanisms which make us feel good when we exercise persist into old age and highlight the importance of staying active. “A previous study demonstrated these mechanisms in healthy young adults, however, it was unknown whether the muscle deterioration which accompanies aging […]

Binge-watching TV shows, prolonged sitting increases risk of colorectal cancer

Young-onset colorectal cancer, diagnosed under age 50, is increasing in the US and globally, sharply contrasting with the dramatic decreases among older people, largely as a result of cancer screening initiatives

Binge-watching TV shows, prolonged sitting increases risk of colorectal cancerA new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger Americans. Young-onset colorectal cancer has potentially different molecular characteristics compared to those of late-onset, and is typically more aggressive and found at a more advanced stage than those […]

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

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide, ceasing all forms of vigorous physical activity can cause an individual to develop depressive symptoms. Previous research suggests being active increases the release of feel-good endorphins, which boosts an individual’s mood and promotes calmness

Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals studyIt’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 […]

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart disease

The study found that physically active men who were not overweight but whose waist-stature ratio (WSR) was close to the risk threshold were also more likely to develop heart disorders than individuals with lower WSRs

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart diseaseHealth experts have warned for years that men and women with excess abdominal fat run a greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems. However, individuals with abdominal or central obesity are not the only ones in danger, according to a new study. The study was conducted by Brazilian researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) […]

Habit change is key to success for weight loss, finds study

Can experts in behaviour change help boost weight loss for overweight people?

Habit change is key to success for weight loss, finds studyMcGill University researchers think so: they report significant results -up to 10% of body-mass loss with this approach. Bärbel Knäuper, Steven Grover and their team worked with nearly 200 overweight participants (both men and women) using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in a year-long program to achieve greater weight loss in a group setting. Their results […]

Here are the best exercises according to your age  

Regular physical activity is needed to maintain strength, ward off aches and pains, and reduce the risk of long-term diseases. But the demands and limitations of your body tend to change over a lifetime

Here are the best exercises according to your age  Here are a few tips on the best types of exercises and activities to take up no matter what age group you fall into. For your teenage years and 20’s This is the period when you are at your peak physical condition, so establish workout habits and don’t hold back on challenging yourself. Fitness experts […]
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