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.
Healthy Heart and Lungs Boost Math and Reading Scores According to a study done at the University of North Texas, having a healthy heart and lungs may be one of the most important factors for middle school students to excel in math and reading.
A common assumption about exercise is that it will motivate you to eat more. But recent research turns this assumption on its head by showing that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning may actually reduce your food cravings.
One of the biggest hurdles people face in maintaining an exercise program is finding the time to do it. Fortunately, modern exercise research shows that you can significantly reduce your workout time while reaping better health benefits, compared to a traditional cardio program.
A machine from the Soviet space travel era has made its way into contemporary fitness centers. Strongly resembling a shaking diet scale, the vibrations on the Power Plate stimulate your body's stretch reflex, and cause your muscles to work harder.
One way I make it through my work out when I'm huffing and puffing on the treadmill is to tell myself that after it's all over, I can reward myself with a little extra food. That's because exercise revs up metabolism, right? Wrong.
Balance may make you think of ballerinas—but the often-neglected skill is just as important to linebackers, point guards, and regular Joes. “Balance is the foundation of avoiding injury and performing well,” says David Jack, director of Teamworks Fitness in Acton, Massachusetts and creator of the High-Intensity Body-Weight Workout.