One of the measurements of effective exercise is increased oxygen uptake in the body and brain. Your brain requires about 20% of the oxygen you breath in. When you get more oxygen, your brain works better. Your best bet for increased oxygen? Physical exercise. Until recently, we have all commonly understood that great fitness is a product of many hours per week of rigorous training. New research may change the way we think about “effective” exercise.
Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that focusing on changing exercise and diet at the same time gives a bigger boost than tackling them sequentially. They also found that focusing on changing diet first — an approach that many weight-loss programs advocate — may actually interfere with establishing a consistent exercise routine.
You already know that those four-inch heels make you look sexy and now science substantiates that: A recent study published in the journal Evolution and Behavior found that women who wear heels are perceived as more feminine than those who wear flatter shoes.
There is welcome news for anyone who’s resolved to get fit in the New Year. Scientists claim we don’t have to spend hours every week slogging in the gym or jogging around a park in all weathers, along with the other January resolution makers.
Endurance training such as that done for track competitions may protect against the effects of aging in older individuals, a study of telomeres -- the caps on chromosomes that include repetitive, noncoding DNA sequences -- suggested.
If you are like most people, when you think of reducing your risk of cancer, exercise probably isn't at the top of your list. However, there is compelling evidence that exercise can not only help slash your risk of cancer, but can also help cancer patients get well sooner, and help prevent cancer recurrence.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Moderate exercise may help people cope with anxiety and stress for an extended period of time post-workout, according to a study by kinesiology researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.