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Sugar and processed foods undermine body’s response to exercise

[A] study, which involved rodents and people, suggests that eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods, which may ...
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A pill to replace exercise? It may not be as farfetched as it sounds

Exercise is one of the best-studied and most powerful ways of protecting the brain from age-related cognitive decline. Exercise has ...
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Are there benefits to exercising while sick?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), for the majority of fitness enthusiasts engaged in 30-60 minutes of ...
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Exercise may benefit your brain more than any other part of your body

The Norwegian Directorate of Health recommends that people exercise at moderate intensity a total of 2.5 hours each week – ...
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Exercise as a weapon against cancer: 150 minutes a week could double survival chances

Evidence is accumulating that exercise improves the wellbeing of these patients by combating the physical and mental deterioration that often ...
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Trouble dragging yourself to the gym? It could be your genes

It’s long been thought that some people find exercising easier than others. While some will happily jog off to the ...
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Exercise Rx: Physical activity is ‘personal regenerative medicine’ and ‘acts like pharmaceutical drugs’

As researchers learn more about how exercise fights chronic ills like heart disease and diabetes, doctors may soon be able ...
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Another benefit of regular exercise— ‘agile, fast-moving sperm’

Regular physical activity can keep a man’s sperm in tip-top shape, a new study suggests. The research was published [December 20] in ...
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Infographic: How exercise gives your brain a boost

Why does exercise affect the brain at all? Physical activity improves the function of many organ systems in the body, ...
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Can we ‘program’ people through epigenetics to enjoy exercise?

Some people wake early every morning to run, bike, swim, or lift. For others, finding the motivation to work out ...
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Staving off dementia through lifestyle changes, including exercise, weight loss

When it comes to battling dementia, the unfortunate news is this: Medications have proven ineffective at curing or stopping the ...
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Processed foods key factor in uptick in colorectal cancer among young adults?

Although still rare, affecting roughly 4 percent of adults over their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is becoming ...
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Exercise creates a ‘unique microbiome’ in our guts. We don’t know why.

Teaming up with microbiologists and toxicologists from Rutgers and a pathologist from Oklahoma City, [researcher Sara] Campbell designed an experiment ...
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Why do some elite athletes die during intense exercise? The answer may be in their genes.

Biological anthropologists and other researchers investigate why there is a diversity of symptoms and outcomes in people with sickle cell ...
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Fathers who exercise may also improve the genetics of their children, study suggests

A positive perception of regular exercise may be one of the more lasting gifts a parent can give their children. But there’s ...
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An hour of exercise a week might be enough to stave off brain shrinkage, study shows

Staying fit could help keep your brain from shrinking and aging in your older years, suggests a new study out ...
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Exercise can fight depression, but it doesn’t work for everyone

Is there evidence to support the idea that exercise can have an effect on depression? And if so, how much ...
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Even just a bit of exercise might help you live longer, study shows

Yet another study highlights the importance of getting up and doing something—anything!—to be physically active. It suggests that sedentary people ...
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Can frequent exercise epigenetically slow the aging process?

Research under way in Melbourne is showing that exercise can, literally, make your body younger. … [Researcher Sarah] Voisin tells ...
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Your genes may affect how much you exercise and sleep

Time spent sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers have shown. In ...
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Exercise as a treatment for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s?

Researchers have long recognized that exercise sharpens certain cognitive skills. Indeed, [researcher Hiroshi] Maejima and his colleagues have found that ...
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Can exercise lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s?

For the 50 million individuals worldwide ailing from Alzheimer’s disease, the announcements by pharmaceutical giants earlier this year that they will end ...
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Could a pill replicate the Alzheimer’s defense gained through exercise?

Mice that model a severe form of Alzheimer’s disease tend to exhibit improved memory after exercise-induced neuron production, according to ...
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The obesity paradox: Why being fit may be more important than losing weight

Instead of focusing purely on weight, a better approach is one that also considers a person's physical fitness when assessing ...
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Forget about counting steps—Fitbit, other activity trackers won’t help you much to get healthy

Activity trackers may create a false assurance - when people see how much they are walking on a daily basis ...
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Understanding the Obesity Paradox: Why being overweight may be less concerning than being unfit

Instead of focussing purely on weight, an approach that also considers physical fitness provides the greatest potential to promote health ...