Tag Archives: exercise
The ‘fundamental questions of obesity’: Asked and answered
Scientific progress requires the ability to discover which questions are essential and which are trivial. Yet until recently, there were three fundamental questions that were ignored in nutrition & obesity research: What is the defining characteristic of
The use of dry powder mannitol in respiratory disease
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways causing them to be hyperresponsive to a wide range of stimuli. It is a common disease both in children and adults and most asthmatics suffer from allergies and from
Bone microstructure and the size of your femur
Human bones are often thought to be static tissues because of their hard structure. However, in addition to mineral they also contain collagen. This combination gives your bones flexibility in adapting to exercise. Adult bones can respond
How exercise can improve your mental health – it’s a no brainer!
A plethora of studies are emerging which show the positive effects that exercise can have on mental health and emotional state. The physical effects of exercise include reduction of blood pressure, greater cardiovascular fitness, weight loss and
Physical activity and blood pressure in a Mediterranean population of not hypertensive adults
The importance of blood pressure (BP) control for the prevention of the main cardiovascular diseases emerges in the general population. Anthropometric characteristics and lifestyle habits have been widely recognized to influence BP values. A relevant role has
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
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
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