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August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015

Effect of Physical Activity on Cognition

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers evaluated whether a 24-month physical activity program would result in better cognitive function, lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, or both, compared with a ... read more

Exercise Alone Does Not Help in Losing Weight

Aug. 17, 2015 — Physical activity has many health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer to improving mental health and mood. But contrary to common belief, exercise does not ... read more

Dealing With the Stigma and 'Lived Experience' of Obesity

Aug. 17, 2015 — How obese people feel about themselves has much to do with how they experience social stigma and it can change over time, a new study has ... read more

Higher Intelligence Score Means Better Physical Performance

Aug. 14, 2015 — New research reveals a distinct association between male intelligence in early adulthood and their subsequent midlife physical performance. The higher intelligence score, the better physical ... read more

Mobile Technology May Help People Improve Health Behaviors

Aug. 13, 2015 — Smart phone apps and wearable sensors are promising for improving cardiovascular health behaviors, preliminary data suggest. Self-monitoring is a key facet of changing behavior to prevent and manage ... read more

Exercise-Induced Hormone Irisin Is Not a 'Myth'

Aug. 13, 2015 — Irisin, a hormone linked to the positive benefits of exercise, was recently questioned to exist in humans. Two recent studies pointed to possible flaws in the methods used to identify irisin, with ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Researchers compared the benefits of consuming a normal-protein breakfast to a high-protein breakfast and found the high-protein breakfast -- which contained 35 grams of protein -- prevented gains of ... read more

Moderate Physical Activity Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Failure in Men

Aug. 12, 2015 — Men who participated in moderate amounts of physical activity, particularly walking and bicycling, were associated with a lower risk of future heart failure compared to those with lower and higher ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world. There are a plethora of ... read more

New Biomarkers Show Exercise Helps Reduce Daytime Sleep Disorder

Aug. 11, 2015 — Aerobic exercise can help alleviate excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed individuals, researchers have found. Researchers looking at blood samples identified two biological markers for the ... read more

Energy Expenditure Increases After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Aug. 11, 2015 — Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss, and now researchers have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the ... read more

Research Pours Cold Water on Ice Bath Recovery Theory

Aug. 11, 2015 — If the thought of a post workout ice bath is enough to make you shiver, new research will warm your heart. The comprehensive study found cold water immersion after strength training hindered muscle ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — By providing workers with a portable pedaling device, researchers have discovered that inspiring office employees to be active at work could be as easy as pedaling a bike -- and they don't have ... read more

Public Bicycles as a Healthy Practice

Aug. 5, 2015 — In summer 2010 the company JC Decaux introduced Valenbisi, a public bicycle system with 1,500 units spread over 150 parking spots. The study now being presented was launched back then and lasted for ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Two types of bariatric surgeries, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical banded gastroplasty, result in similar microbiome remodeling changes that are maintained a decade later in a group of women, a ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Researchers have discovered, for the first time in humans, that the widely reviled energy storing white fat can be turned into an energy burning brown fat that uses up excess ... read more

Gut Microbes Affect Circadian Rhythms and Metabolism in Mice

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study found evidence that gut microbes affect circadian rhythms and metabolism in ... read more

Resuming Exercise Soon After Heart Attack Can Improve Heart Recovery

Aug. 3, 2015 — Many lifestyle factors cause heart disease, and exercise may not be enough to prevent heart attacks. A new study shows that regular exercise can still benefit the heart after a heart attack ... read more

Yo-Yo Dieting Not Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

Aug. 3, 2015 — The first comprehensive study of its kind finds weight cycling, repeated cycles of intentional weight loss followed by regain, was not associated with overall risk of cancer in men or ... read more

Exercise During Adolescence Linked to Lowered Risk of Death Later

July 31, 2015 — Women who participated in exercise as adolescents had a reduced risk of death from cancer and all causes in their middle and older ages. After adjusting for socioeconomic factors in adult life, the ... read more

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