Tag Archives: physical exercise

Arthritis patients not getting enough exercise

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Regular exercise can be beneficial to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but a study finds that two out of five people with the disease may not be active at all.”

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Need to exercise more? This may help you now!

Health and fitness experts have for years tried to entice people to exercise more by flogging long-range benefits such as losing weight or avoiding long-term illness caused by chronic disease. However, they might have been going about it all wrong.

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Hormone produced by exercise helps control obesity, blood sugar levels

The San Francisco Chronicle reports a study in Nature showing that irisin, “a hormone naturally found in muscle cells … rises during exercise, converting white fat into brown fat, a substance whose primary function is to generate body heat.”

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Risk of cardiac arrest for marathon participants is very, very small

The Wall Street Journal reports that new research suggests that the risk of cardiac arrest for those participating in marathons may be very small.

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Exercise may benefit people susceptible to Alzheimer’s

Bloomberg News reports, “People who are genetically susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s disease may be able to reduce their risk with exercise,” according to a study published in the Archives of Neurology.

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For chronic neck pain, what’s the best treatment? Medicine? Exercise? A chiropractor?

When it comes to neck pain the best medicine is no medicine at all according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Many studies show benefits of exercise

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Numerous studies show that small tweaks to one’s routine can improve a person’s health.”

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Exercise improves sleep quality

Exercise now, sleep better tonight: A study finds that 150 minutes of exercise a week significantly improves sleep quality.

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Want to dramatically reduce your breast cancer risk?

USA Today ran a number of articles discussing breast cancer, focusing in particular on the role of inflammation. The great news here is that doing something that is highly healthy (increasing exercise) seems to reduce breast cancer risk.

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TV watching as dangerous as smoking and lack of exercise

Researchers in Australia say smoking “can shorten of life expectancy by more than four years after the age of 50. That represents 11 minutes of life lost for every cigarette and that’s the same as half an hour of TV … Continue reading

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