Posts: Exercise

16 08, 2016

Exercise Not an ‘Antidote’ to Too Much Sitting, Heart Experts Say

By | 2017-02-17T11:13:49+00:00 August 16th, 2016|0 Comments

According to the American Heart Association, growing evidence suggests that, on its own, exercise isn’t enough to counter sitting’s unhealthy effects. A sedentary lifestyle may also be associated with an increased risk of diabetes, impaired insulin sensitivity, and a higher risk of death from any cause. Read more

15 08, 2016

Briefly standing, or being active, reduces blood sugar across the day

By | 2017-05-17T15:27:06+00:00 August 15th, 2016|0 Comments

For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces average blood sugar across the day and into the night, a small study finds.

The researchers studied nine overweight or obese adults who wore continuous blood sugar monitors and blood pressure monitors during their […]

15 06, 2016

Exercise may be #1 way to prevent dementia

By | 2017-02-17T11:18:32+00:00 June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in their later years, a 20-year study finds.

Abnormalities in brain tissue begin several decades before the onset of cognitive decline, but little is known about the lifestyle factors that might slow the onset of decline in middle […]

25 05, 2016

Can exercise cure depression and anxiety?

By | 2016-12-19T10:14:10+00:00 May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

At the age of 16, Heather Troupe received a diagnosis of chronic severe depression and a prescription for an antidepressant. Eight years and nine kilograms later, she was sleeping poorly, felt a lot of anxiety and had lost her therapist because of insurance complications.

Looking to “fix herself”, as Troupe, of Knoxville, Tennessee, put it, she began […]

9 05, 2016

How your body changes your brain

By | 2016-12-19T10:14:16+00:00 May 9th, 2016|0 Comments

We can have the sense that an experience changes us, and in his last New York Times best-selling book, Dr Norman Doidge explored how our experiences actually change our brains.

The science of neuroplasticity – the understanding that our brains can rewire themselves in response to our experiences and actions – has turned on its head the notion we’ve […]