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Just running 50 minutes a week is enough to lower death risk, finds study

Many studies have shown that running is a healthful form of aerobic exercise that has numerous benefits for both the body and the mind. For example, the authors of a 2018 study argued that running could help protect brain health, while older research has tied this form of physical activity to slower ageing. But what […]

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Exercise makes you happier than having money, according to research

The scientists found that, while those who exercised regularly tended to feel bad for around 18 days a year, non-active participants felt bad for 35 days more on average. The team also noticed that certain sports that involve socialising can have more of a positive effect on your mental health than others. It’s clear exercise […]

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20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammation

The long-term health benefits of physical exercise are numerous; they include reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, improving metabolism and weight control, as well as generally strengthening the heart, muscles, and bones. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a regular dose of physical activity also lowers blood pressure, and reduces […]

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Can racquet sports give you a fitter, longer life?

And, as a bonus, they could also be more fun, making it easier to meet your fitness goals. After reviewing data from 80,000 people, researchers found that participants in racquet sports reduced their risk of early death by 47%. Racquet sports beat out swimming and aerobics, the second and third most-protective exercises, by double digits. […]

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Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cells

The cells reacted most strongly to particles emitted during ground idling. It was also shown that the cytotoxic effect is only to some extent comparable to that of particles from gasoline and diesel engines. Now, in addition to already investigated particle sources like emissions from heating systems, industry and road traffic, aircraft turbine engine particle […]

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Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children

The study was led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Early detection of diabetes is important in children and youth, as many — about 25 per cent, are diagnosed when seeking care for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially […]

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Here’s why you shouldn’t run right after eating a meal

Every year, thousands of runners take part in an event called the Krispy Kreme Challenge. The challenge consists of running 2.5 miles through downtown Raleigh, from NC State University to a Krispy Kreme store, consuming a dozen donuts, and running back again. This raises some interesting questions. The first question might be: Why would you […]

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Marathon runners, here’s how you can avoid dehydration and over-hydration

Running creates excess heat. This leads to sweating, a coping mechanism of the body to cool down. The blood fluid becomes thicker as a result of the decline in fluid content in the body. Greater force is required to pump blood through the veins. This overloads the heart eventually leading to a heart attack. “When […]

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