Several large, well-designed studies have concluded that exercise is good for the brain. Even moderate exercise, such as walking, when done regularly, has proven benefits for mental function. The evidence is convincing that regular physical activity (walking, bicycling, swimming) improves mental function. A few studies also suggest that it may
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Can taking a brisk walk help you stay organized? Does bicycling improve concentration?
According to a study published recently in the journal Neurology, a little aerobic exercise can make a noticeable improvement in executive functionÑa set of higher-level thinking skills that include things like paying attention and organizing.
The study involved 160
Exercise isn’t just about being fit or looking slim. It affects how we feel, how we function, and even how well we sleep. In the newly issued second edition of the report Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, researchers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services outline the dramatic
What’s the magic bullet that can help improve our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer? Here’s a clue: It’s the same magic bullet that can also increase energy and stamina, decrease body fat, and strengthen bones. These benefits—along with better sleep, improvements
Managing Atrial Fibrillation May Help Reduce Dementia Risk
People with a common heart condition called atrial fibrillation (afib) may experience a more rapid decline in memory and thinking skills than individuals without the heart rhythm disturbance, according to a study published recently in the journal Neurology. But taking anticoagulants (blood thinners)
No matter what your current fitness level, it’s never too late to start moving and become more physically active. If you’re already active, keep it up; if you’re not, start now. Research shows that there are significant health benefits even in progressing from no physical activity to a little activity.
We can’t stop the aging process, but healthy lifestyle choices can prolong our lives and reduce the impact aging has on our ability to do the things we want to do. Exercising and eating well are our bridge to maintaining independence throughout our lives, and the latest research confirms that
There’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But as more is learned about factors that increase risk as well as factors that decrease risk, many experts in the field believe that one key to tackling Alzheimer’s may lie in prevention.
While there is no sure-fire recipe for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, research
A new study provides stronger evidence than ever that statins significantly raise your risk for diabetes. These alarming findings will make you want to ditch your statin drug and turn to natural alternatives instead.
Resistance training exercises are safe when executed with the right exercise, the right load, the right technique, and performed by the right person. When any of those four elements of training are not observed, injuries can occur.
The Right Exercise
The 55 exercises in Chapter 4 have been proven by evidence-based studies