Tag: inactivity

Exercise Can Benefit People with Asthma

The belief that exercise is bad, even dangerous, for asthma patients is a long-standing misconception. Nine-teen million Americans have asthma, and too many of them needlessly avoid exercise.

In most cases, exercise is not harmful, and evidence shows that exercise programs can provide valuable benefits to people who have asthma. The

Tai Chi: It May Be Good for What Ails You

The practice of tai chi originated in China thousands of years ago as a series of slow, gentle, contemplative bodily exercises geared largely toward improving one’s emotional self-control and the demanding physical skills required by practitioners of the martial arts. Today, an abundance of scientific research supports the widely held

Four Brain Exercises to Increase Processing Speed

Just a few hours spent engaging in exercises that teach the aging brain to increase processing speed—the ability to attend to and respond to incoming information—appear to dramatically reduce an older adult’s vulnerability to dementia, new research suggests. A slowing of processing speed often accounts for age-related brain decline.

Scientists recruited

Powerful RX for Aging and Mental Decline: Exercise!

Researchers have provided yet more evidence for the benefits of exercise with two new studies that suggest regular physical activity boosts resistance to aging and mental decline. One study, published Jan. 10, 2017 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that among 1,600 adults aged 65 and older, those who

Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Health

The concept of anti-inflammatory eating for better health is not new, yet seems to grow ever more popular, as evidenced by the plethora of anti-inflammation diet books on the market. But what exactly is anti-inflammatory eating, and why is it important for your health?

The Good and the Not So Good.

2. Essential Exercise

What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on

Introduction

Beautiful things happen when we eat well and move our bodies. The complex interactions between the foods that we eat, how those foods fuel our bodies and muscles, and how food and movement can have independent and synergistic effects on our health, is profound. Nutrition and physical activity go hand

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