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Numbers to consider for improved health


16 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
February is American Hearth Month, making it the best time to assess your risk of heart disease, and make changes to improve your health. To assess your heart health, consider the following numbers to keep your heart in perfect shape: 0, 5, 10, 25, and 30 Zero means zero smoking.…

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No physical exercise worse than obesity


15 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A sedentary lifestyle may be twice as deadly as being obese, according to a new study Even a little exercise, such as a brisk 20-minute walk each day, is sufficient to reduce the risk of dying early by as much as 30 percent, study authors added. Ulf Ekelund, lead author…

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Chronic fatigue syndrome patients may see benefits in exercise


14 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), researchers suggest they can improve exhaustion symptoms by reducing the fear associated with exercise as a source of making the condition worse. The new study, from the same team at Kings College London that carried out the 2011 trial analyses the…

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“Bionic bra” fits automatically to match movement level


10 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For active and athletic women, finding comfortable and well-fitting upper underwear can be as difficult as participating in a marathon. A new bra, dubbed “bionic bra”, automatically adjusts its tightness in response to breast movement, aiming to make running more comfortable for women. Making this behavior possible, are sensors placed…

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Jogging extends mobility, life quality in older people


28 Nov, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Traditionally, we do not expect to see older adults jogging, but its effects on the general health are worth revising this perspective. Repeated studies involving adults over the age of 65, with some of them walking and other running as forms of exercises, have shown that running at least 30…

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Children adopt physical activity from their parents


29 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Children having both parents physically active are more likely to embrace the same behavior, according to recent study. Researchers at the Lusophone University in Lisbon, Portugal analyzed how parent’s lifestyle affects children’s level of physical activity. The study, conducted over 1037 families, used questionnaires assessing the degree of physical activity…

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Working out, cardio to combat teen obesity


23 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Canadian researchers conducted a study suggesting weights exercise and cardio significantly lower the risk of obesity among teenagers. The Healthy Eating Aerobic and Resistance Training in Youth (HEARTY) study spanned four weeks of diet counseling, applied on a group of 304 overweight Canadian teens. At the end of the healthy eating…

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Exercise impacts our perspective on world


5 May, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Daily exercise may have a significant impact on how we perceive and look at the world, a new study suggests. As exercise makes people perceive their environment less threatening, the additional effect is people feel less anxious. Researchers conducted an experiment involving students who were asked to watch an animation…