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News tag: physical activity


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One week of gym absence erases your physical condition


17 Mar, 2016 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Hitting  the gym almost goes without saying in this day and age, when shaping up is the thing to do. But if  the you already have the virus, then you might also wonder how many days you can skip going to the gym, and still have an envying physical condition. According…

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Health apps provide incentives to live healthier, some more than others


15 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
While many experts argue that health apps have the potential to make a broad impact, other experts take a different stance and claim there is insufficient evidence to support such statements, alluding even to the possibility of being more harmful than beneficial. Health apps are, for the most part, available…

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Drinking coffee may prevent development of liver cancer


26 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Drinking coffee, in addition to eating fish and exercising regularly, could potentially protect from liver cancer, new study found. Scientists at World Cancer Research Fund examined numerous studies involving 8.2 million people also determined that having more than three alcoholic drinks poses an increased risk of causing liver cancer. Amanda…

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Physical activity in older people compensates for brain deterioration


12 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
While getting older makes it difficult to keep active, there is another reason people should do so. Older people who keep an active life style could be protecting themselves from deteriorating brain function, according to a new study. The study unveiled that participants most physically active did not report a…

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Long sleepers claim a higher risk of stroke


26 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People who sleep more than eight hours a night have a higher risk of stroke, new sleep research shows. The study of long sleepers – people sleeping more than eight hours a night – have 46 percent higher risk of having a stroke compared to people who sleep between six…

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One in four teens in Australia is either overweight or obese


19 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A recent report by Australia's National Secondary Student’s Diet and Activity Survey reveals that Australian teenagers spend too much time in front of electronic devices. The survey indicates that 77 percent of teens spend more than the two hours of screen time per day, and on weekends, the percentage exceeds…

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Onset of dementia preventable with simple lifestyle changes


18 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
By adding relatively simple changes to our lifestyle could prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and similar forms of dementia, warns a new study of British healthy charity Age UK. In a review of academic studies, scientists determined that 76 percent of cognitive decline, changes in thinking skills occurring with…

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Teenagers not reaping benefits of physical activity against depression


14 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For a long time, exercise has been recommended as an effective tool in combating the symptoms of depression, but teenagers may not fully make use of these benefits, a new study from Britain suggests. According to the study, levels of physical activity in early teen years did not affect the…