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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Physical Training and Social Support Reduce Frailty and Malnutrition

Aug. 17, 2016 — A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people has achieved remarkable success. It was revealed that physical training and addressing nutrition-relevant aspects with the aid of ... read more

Virtual Reality and Treadmill Training Could Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Aug. 11, 2016 — Combining virtual reality and treadmill training helps prevent falls in older adults better than treadmill training alone, according to a new randomized controlled trial. The authors say that the ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Are lower levels of physical activity among African-American teens related to hair care? A new study has centralized itself around this very ... read more

Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess

Aug. 8, 2016 — Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. ... read more

Toe-Tapping to Better Health: Fidgeting Helps Prevent Arterial Dysfunction from Sitting

Aug. 4, 2016 — Previous research has shown that sitting for an extended period of time at a computer or during a long airline flight reduces blood flow to the legs, which may contribute to the development of ... read more

Specific Brain Training Reduces Dementia Risk Across 10 Years

Aug. 4, 2016 — While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so far has been shown to improve people's mental ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Research has found that exercise causes more new neurons to be formed in a critical brain region, and contrary to an earlier study, these new neurons do not cause the individual to forget old ... read more

Study Uses GPS Technology to Predict Football Injuries

Aug. 2, 2016 — Soccer players' injuries may be predicted by looking at players' workloads during training and competition, according to new research. Researchers discovered that the greatest injury risk ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — Researchers have studied the best possible regeneration measures for athletes after strenuous training and competition phases. Using blood tests, questionnaires and performance tests, they compared ... read more

July 28, 2016 — A new study aims to take advantage of sweat's trove of medical information through the development of a sustainable, wearable sensor to detect lactate levels in your ... read more

Blood Pressure Hormone Promotes Obesity

July 28, 2016 — New research helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote ... read more

Brain Changes After Menopause May Lead to Lack of Physical Activity

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain's pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, ... read more

Smartphone Exercises for a Better Mood

July 28, 2016 — Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our ... read more

Ketone Drink Gives Competitive Cyclists a Boost by Altering Their Metabolism

July 27, 2016 — A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, a new study reports. The supplement, which will ... read more

Online Intervention Helps Sustain Weight Loss

July 26, 2016 — Obesity is a common problem that can result in a number of health problems including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, joint problems and stroke. Aside from changes to diet and increased levels of ... read more

Exercise Cuts Gestational Diabetes in Obese Pregnant Women

July 26, 2016 — Obese women who become pregnant are at higher risk of developing diabetes during their pregnancies. New research shows this risk can be reduced with ... read more

Elite Cyclists Are More Resilient to Mental Fatigue

July 26, 2016 — As British cyclist Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research shows for the first time that elite endurance athletes have superior ability to resist mental fatigue. The new ... read more

Pokémon Go Could Ease Type 2 Diabetes Burden

July 25, 2016 — Millions of people around the world have started to play Pokémon Go, a virtual reality treasure hunt where players must walk to places within the real world and catch, train and battle monsters ... read more

Most Surgical Meniscus Repairs Are Unnecessary

July 22, 2016 — Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society, say researchers in a new ... read more

Exercise as Effective as Surgery for Middle Aged Patients With Knee Damage

July 20, 2016 — Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with a common type of knee injury known as meniscal tear (damage to the rubbery discs that cushion the knee joint), finds a new ... read more

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