Tag Archives: exercise

Conditioning the brain immune system through physical activity

Staying physically active is one of the most beneficial things that a person can do for maintaining whole-body health. It is well understood that physical activity is important for building muscle, improving cardiovascular health, and boosting metabolism.

A 10 km intense run increases the number of cells in blood responsible for vascular repair

Exercise can cause a wide number of things to happen within our body. Our heart rate increases, our blood vessels dilate, we oxidise more fat and carbohydrate, and we can actively stimulate the repair of our own

Shortness of breath from exercise: facts and fiction

Both athletes and aspiring young athletes can be concerned about getting excessively short of breath during exercise. Does that mean there is something wrong? The answer is maybe or maybe not.  All too often, the assumption is

Efficacy of exercise intervention for weight loss in overweight and obese adolescents: Meta-analysis and implications

The global rise in obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has been linked to modifiable lifestyle factors, including lack of physical activity. However, no known meta-analysis has been conducted on the effects of exercise intervention on body

Why do people choose certain environments and methods for strength training, and why might Cross-Fit be so popular?

Resistance exercise or strength training is recognised to improve multiple physiological and psychological health parameters, to the extent where being stronger reduces risks of ALL-CAUSE mortality. That means; being stronger reduces your risk of dying by any

AMPK: How can we amp it up to fight disease?

The high prevalence of obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease has made it clear that we need a better understanding of how our bodies store and use energy when we overload them with excess

A new drug target for healthful aging

With the aging population of the United States increasing every year, there is an increasing need to develop new therapeutic modalities to provide for healthful aging. Although longevity is generally considered positively in most families, and of

Physical activity helps to reduce cognitive symptoms for dementia patients

Dementia is a clinical syndrome characterized by cognitive symptoms, which lead to disruptions in many aspects of daily life. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects 5.3 million people in the United States

Exorcising autoimmunity

Moderately intense physical exercise, performed at regular intervals, is now firmly recognized as a safe and effective intervention by which to enhance quality of life. Despite this awareness, for many of us, as our age increases, so

Person centered progressive resistance exercise for women with fibromyalgia

Muscle strength in women with fibromyalgia (FM) is reduced compared to healthy women and a reason for this might be a low level of physical activity at such intensity that is required to maintain or improve muscle

Effect of exercise duration and exercise withdrawal on memory consolidation trend

The beneficial effects of exercise on the physiologic systems, brain, and mental health are well-established. Also, the maintenance of a healthy central nervous system throughout life serves as an imperative public health goal. Evidently, exercise can help

Physical activity and diet: the two pillars of hercules for health and wellbeing

News by the World Health Organization over the past few days claimed that eating too much red meat has been related to health adverse events including shorter lifespan, cardiovascular disease, and cancers. Remembering Paracelso aphorism: “Sola dosis