Topic: Exercise

Intense Stair Climbing Can Improve Your Fitness: Study

Couch potatoes now have no excuse to forego exercise. A new study suggests brief but intense stair climbing, which can be done anywhere, is just as good for the heart as structured physical activities.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Exercise Not A Key Factor In Weight Control: Study

New research carried out in five different countries, among which the United States, suggests that weight gain may not be influenced by the overall physical activity. According to the study, diet could be more important.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Sitting Too Much Makes Women Age Faster: Counter Accelerated Aging With These 5 Tips

A new study reveals too much sitting can speed up the aging process for women, but adds that it’s possible to slow it down through regular exercise and daily physical activity.

Public Health January 24, 2017

Weekend Exercise May Be Enough To Lower Death Risk From Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Says Study

‘Weekend warriors’ enjoy health benefits despite just engaging in physical activity once or twice in a week. According to researchers, that much exercise is enough to lower death risks associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Public Health January 11, 2017

Your Apple Watch Will Challenge You To Work Out As The New Year Rolls In: What Happens If You Achieve Your Goals?

Apple Watch owners may have already received a notification for the Ring in the New Year Challenge. What can users get if they are able to achieve the goals put forward by the activity?

Apple December 29, 2016

Burning More Fat But Less Glucose Could Lead To Diabetes, Says Study

There really is a right time for everything. Burning more fat but less glucose offers energy benefits, but researchers have also found that it can lead to higher chances of diabetes developing depending on when exercise is carried out.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2016

Heavy Exercise When Angry Increases Risk For Deadly Heart Attack

Hard workouts and anger can be a deadly combination. People who engage in heavy exercise while emotionally upset up their risk for deadly heart attack.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 10, 2016

Exercise Can Help Seniors Recover Quickly From Disability

Older adults who regularly engage in physical exercise, especially walking, are most likely to recover quickly from a disability, a new study suggests. Researchers say it is not too late for seniors to begin exercising.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 27, 2016

CrossFit Enthusiasts Need Rest Day In Between Workouts To Avoid Impairing Immune System

CrossFit enthusiasts especially beginners and those recovering from illness should take a break after two consecutive days of intense workout. Otherwise, they risk impairing their immune system.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 26, 2016

31 Million Older Americans Do Not Exercise Enough: CDC

One in every four American adults aged 50 and above do not get enough exercise, a new CDC study suggests. Doing so puts them at risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers said.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

How To Save Money? Exercise Regularly

Indulging in regular physical activity helps people save not only their health but also money. Heart disease patients who performed recommended levels of weekly exercise saved up to $2,500 more than their inactive counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2016

Lack Of Exercise, Sedentary Behavior Cost The World 5 Million Lives And $67.5 Billion Every Year

Physical inactivity costs the world $67.5 billion annually in healthcare expenses and also accounts for 5 million deaths every year. Findings suggest that lack of exercise is an economic burden but could also be the key in lowering chronic diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 28, 2016

Sports Helps Protect Teen Athletes From Heroin And Opioid Addiction

Sports is a protective factor that can steer young athletes away from getting addicted to prescription drugs. How do sports help against heroin and opioid addiction?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 26, 2016

Hot Bath Shares Similar Health Benefits With Exercise

You can get the benefits of exercise with a long, hot bath. A new study suggests that soaking in toasty waters can burn a lot of calories and keep blood sugar levels within normal range.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 22, 2016

Cycling May Help Lower Risk For Type 2 Diabetes: Study

Riding a bike to work or cycling for fun could help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers say it is not too late to pick up the habit.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2016

Exercise May Improve Stress-Related Memory Problems In Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors may benefit from engaging in physical activities. Exercise may help improve their memory problems related to stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2016

Exercise Helps Children Learn, Make Better Grades In School: Experts

Play and exercise improve learning and boost brain power in school kids. An international panel of experts says time-out exercise or physical activities in school can help improve academic performance, promote core values and develop important life skills.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016

How To Remember Better: Working Out Four Hours After Studying May Help You Improve Your Memory

Do you have trouble remembering information, especially new ones? New research suggests that to improve one’s rusty memory, you may want to hit the gym four hours after learning or studying.

Neuroscience June 17, 2016

Just 15 Minutes Of Exercise May Extend Life Span

In a new French study, just 15 minutes of physical fitness in elderly individuals translated to reduced mortality risk. Who says low exercise levels are useless?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2016

Midlife Fitness May Help Lower Stroke Risk Later In Life

The fitter you are in midlife, the more likely you are to fight stroke beyond age 65, a new study found. Find out how this new research discovered exercise benefits on cardiovascular health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2016

Get Paid To Exercise And Follow A Diet Plan With Pact: Here Are The Details

A fitness-oriented app dubbed 'Pact' enables users to earn money for meeting their exercise and diet goals. We give you a lowdown on what the Pact app offers.

Apps/Software June 7, 2016

Engaging In Physical Activity May Lower Risk For 13 Cancers

Individuals who have an active lifestyle are less likely to develop 13 cancers. Having at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week already shows significant results.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 17, 2016

Turn Your Trampoline Into An Outdoor Interactive Gaming System With Tgoma

Springfree Trampoline with tgoma transforms into an outdoor gaming system that provides fun exercise for the entire family.

Video Games May 9, 2016

New Fitness App Sweatcoin Rewards You For Getting In Shape

While other fitness apps rely heavily on information reported by users, Sweatcoin cross-checks activity and location data to verify steps taken.

Apps/Software May 5, 2016

Positive Effects Of Walking, Cycling In Cities Such As London Outweigh Harms Caused By Air Pollution

Cycling or walking around in cities with high levels of air pollution still has benefits that outweigh the harm, a new study revealed. However, this is no excuse for complacency, researchers said.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2016

What Is Interval Training? Everything You Need To Know

Engaging in interval-based workouts can provide the same health benefits as tradition methods of exercise, a new study says. People who want to jazz up their regular exercise may want to incorporate short bursts of high-intensity activities to help them burn more calories and improve their cardiovascular fitness.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016

A Minute Of All-Out Exercise May Be Good Enough

Can’t find the time to work out? A new study revealed that a minute of all-out exercise may be good enough.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2016

Regular Exercise May Improve Survival Rate In Prostate Cancer Patients

Exercise plays a major role in reducing the risk of death from prostate cancer. Maintaining a regular exercise regimen before and after diagnosis may improve the odds of prostate cancer survival.

LIFE April 21, 2016

DNA-Matched Workout Thrice More Effective Than Regular Training

A new study reveals perhaps the solution to not giving up gym. The answer is right in a person’s DNA.

LIFE April 20, 2016

Activity Icons In Food Packaging Could Carry Details Needed For Exercise

Health experts in the United Kingdom have suggested putting up special activity icons on food labels, indicating the time needed to burn off extra calories. The icons should be simple and comprehensible, they said.

LIFE April 9, 2016

Living In Active Neighborhood Can Make You Exercise More

Activity-friendly neighborhoods can help promote physical activity among its residents. Those living in these areas had 90 minutes of activity per week.

LIFE April 6, 2016

Exercise May Slow Down Brain Aging By 10 Years: Study

A study has found that regular exercise ranging from moderate to intense can help slow down brain aging by up to 10 years. Participants who had regular exercise in the span of five years had slower brain decline and better cognitive test results.

LIFE March 26, 2016

High-Intensity Sprint Training May Do More Harm Than Good If You're Not An Athlete, Experts Warn

High-intensity sprint training is good for seasoned athletes but may cause more harm for untrained individuals. This type of training may increase performance but is not considered healthy.

LIFE March 26, 2016

New Equation More Accurately Predicts Calories Burned By Walking

Standardized equations that track calories burned by walking are relatively inaccurate. The SMU equation, however, is up to four times more accurate as it factored in different sizes of walkers and used data from a larger database.

LIFE March 21, 2016

Yoga Can Improve Life Quality Of People With Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Yoga may provide benefits to patients with an abnormal heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation. A new study showed that those who did yoga scored higher in mental tests, had lower blood pressure and heart rate, and felt generally better after the experiment.

LIFE March 15, 2016

Tai Chi May Reduce Risk Of Falling In Older Adults

The ancient Chinese exercise, Tai Chi, has many health benefits. It improves balance especially among older adults to reduce the risk of falls.

LIFE March 14, 2016

Taking The Stairs Can Slow Down Brain Aging: Study

People who stayed longer in school and climbed more flights of stairs may have healthier brains than those who have not. These activities may help slow down brain aging.

LIFE March 11, 2016

Out Of Shape Teens At Higher Risk For Diabetes Regardless Of Body Weight

Teenagers who have low levels of muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness are at high risk for developing diabetes, a new study has revealed. Researchers said this is regardless of body mass index (BMI).

LIFE March 8, 2016

Walking For At Least 10 Minutes Can Help You Live Longer

If you want to live longer, get up and move. Researchers found that replacing inactivity with just 10 minutes of light movements can prolong life.

LIFE February 28, 2016

Exercise During Math, Spelling Lessons Boosts Learning In Schoolchildren

Integrating physical activities into math and spelling lessons may boost learning among middle-schoolers, a new Dutch study revealed. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that support the benefits of exercise.

LIFE February 24, 2016

Sleeping For More Than Eight Hours May Increase Stroke Risk

A latest analysis has found that long sleepers or those who snooze more than eight hours every night have a much greater risk of suffering a stroke. What accounts for this result, and what role does sleep exactly play in one's stroke risk?

LIFE February 22, 2016

This Is How Employers Can Motivate Workers To Exercise

Hustle! A study has found that employees are more motivated to reach daily fitness goals if financial rewards are put at risk. Effective framing of workplace fitness programs with money incentives can improve its chances for success.

LIFE February 17, 2016

Exercising Too Much Wastes Weight Loss Effort

A group of researchers proved that more exercise does not equate to greater weight loss. Scientific research shows that more time at the gym makes a person's body burn less calories.

LIFE January 29, 2016

Nine In 10 Toddlers Not Getting Enough Exercise: Tips To Get Kids Moving

Nine out of 10 toddlers in the United Kingdom are not getting enough exercise, a new report revealed. With that, health experts are calling on the Government to develop policies that involve exercising for kids aged five and below.

LIFE January 21, 2016

Excessive Exercise May Harm The Heart: Are You Exercising Too Much?

Is vigorous exercise bad for your heart health? Studies have shown that somehow it actually is harmful. However, the benefits of exercising still outweigh the harms, experts said.

LIFE January 19, 2016

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