When it comes to stomach discomfort during exercise, forget that old adage "no pain, no gain." New research suggests that excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut damage. "The stress response of prolonged vigorous exercise shuts down gut function," said lead author Ricardo Costa.
That exercise is crucial for optimal health is nothing new. But did you know it's also a powerful strategy to reduce your risk for cancer? It can also improve your chances of remission and recovery should you develop cancer. Well over 100 studies have looked at the role of physical activity on cancer prevention1 and they reveal a distinct pattern: the longer you exercise, the more pronounced the benefits.
Healthbeat, 5 May 2016
The body systems responsible for balance can be affected by gradual changes due to aging or side effects of medications. There are also a host of health problems that can lead to unsteadiness on your feet.
GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, APRIL 27, 2016
For many of us, the most pressing question about exercise is: How little can I get away with? The answer, according to a sophisticated new study of interval training, may be very, very little.
In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood, but a new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults who exercise regularly.
Medical Press, November 20, 2014
If you are an active senior who wants to stay younger, keep on running. A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University shows that senior citizens who run several times a week for exercise expend about the same amount of energy walking as a typical 20-year-old.
Shereen Jegtvig, May 15, 2014
Short bursts of intense exercise before meals may help control blood sugar spikes better than one longer, less intense session, suggests a new small study.
Christopher Michaels, Apr 07, 2016
Good diet habits are one of the most effective ways to boost your lifespan.
Gretchen Reynolds, February 17, 2016
Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats.