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Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancer

The paper published in the Wiley Online Library showcased a study done on 43,143 health system patients who engaged in exercise stress tests of fitness in a span of 18 years. Researchers found that physically fit persons were at a lower risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers. Those aged 40 to 70 years old […]

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Nordic walking may benefit #breastcancer patients, reveals study

The low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the European Journal of Cancer Care. “The main strategy in rehabilitation for women with breast cancer is a change of habits, where physical exercise is a fundamental tool,” said study co-author Jorge Torres of the Faculty of Educational […]

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How to use everyday habits to keep your memory in good shape

Exercise Physical fitness and mental fitness go together. People who exercise regularly tend to stay mentally sharp into their 70’s, 80’s, and beyond. Although the precise ‘dose’ of exercise isn’t known, research suggests that the exercise should be moderate to vigorous and regular. Examples of moderate exercise include brisk walking, stationary bicycling, water aerobics, and […]

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Is your child a budding athlete? Keep an eye out for sports injuries

Sports in India has become a rewarding field with easier access to sporting facilities; greater awareness about physical fitness has caused an exponential increase in many people engaging in sports. It may be at an amateur level or professional, but it has led to an increased number of people suffering from sports injuries. These are […]

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

To 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 […]

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Hormone released during exercise might protect against Alzheimer’s, suggests study

Hormone released during exercise might protect against Alzheimer’s, suggests study

Irisin is a hormone generated by muscle tissue that is carried around the body in the bloodstream. Fernana de Felice at the Federal University of Rio de Janerio and colleagues found that people with Alzheimer’s had lower levels of the hormone compared with healthy individuals. In tests with mice, the team could induce learning and […]

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Engaging in physical activity can help slash glaucoma risk

Meeting physical activity guidelines and being physically fit may reduce the risk of developing glaucoma by 40 per cent to 50 per cent, recent research suggests. Among nearly 10,000 people in a long-term study, even those who exercised less than the recommended 150 minutes per week had a lower risk of glaucoma than those who […]

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Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia by 90%

Dementia, an umbrella term for a range of neurodegenerative diseases characterised by progressive memory loss and other cognitive impairments, affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This condition is most common among older adults, and a recent report suggests that more women live with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of […]

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