Tag: exercise

Weight control in a pill?

June 27, 2022

A collaborative effort led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor) looks into the possibility of packaging the benefits of exercise – in relation to weight management – into pill form. The researchers have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise that might be used in oral form to effectively […]

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Breathing exercises key to exercise tolerance in middle-aged people

April 14, 2022

Past research from reputable US sources shows adults tend to reduce or stop physical activity as they age. However, regular exercise is crucial for middle-aged and older adults to prevent health complications and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Recent research from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) suggests a simple type of daily […]

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How to declutter your mind and develop personal agency

March 29, 2022

The mind is a powerful tool: it is necessary to take stock of our mental well-being from time-to-time and create the best version of our mind that is in line with our values, interests, and passions. This is referred to as personal agency and is fundamental to mental health. “You do always have a choice,” […]

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Why you should consider jump rope

March 2, 2022

A quick, at-home workout is ideal during the pandemic, when access to outdoor sporting facilities and gyms are limited. One such workout, jumping rope, has been shown to build strength, speed, and agility, according to research from various institutes. Here’s how this simple piece of equipment can elevate your workout. Increased speed and power During […]

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Ditch New Year’s crash dieting and what you can do instead

December 28, 2021

Guilty from the holiday binge and with less than a week to New Year’s, many people have begun planning their 2022 dietary regime to get back on track with their weight, but most will – unfortunately – be unable to stick to it for various reasons. Instead of “crash diets” that are unsustainable in the […]

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Isometric resistance training shown to safely reduce high blood pressure

September 2, 2021

Isometric resistance training (IRT) is a type of strength training exercise that involves applying tension to muscles without movement of the surrounding joints, examples of which include wall sits or planks. IRT is different from traditional exercises where joints are put under strain and muscles lengthen/shorten – it can increase blood pressure during exercise, and […]

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Blood protein levels may predict exercise requirements

May 28, 2021

Profiles of certain proteins in the blood can affect the way the human body responds to physical activity, said scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts. The results could help guide personalised exercise regimes and identify new therapeutic targets for diseases related to metabolism. The study involved 650 sedentary adults, who […]

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Exercise hormone injections boost mice fitness and overall health

January 26, 2021

It would be ideal if there was a way to beat the hassle of exercise, but still maintain health and fitness. Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC), US, might have found just that – an exercise hormone administered to mice appears to improve fitness and overall health, even in older mice. The hormone, […]

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Cloth face masks don’t hinder breathing during vigorous exercise

December 29, 2020

A study has revealed that wearing a three-layer cloth face mask does not compromise exercise performance or affect blood and muscle oxygenation levels during strenuous exercise, especially by healthy individuals. Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), Canada, evaluated use of a three-layer cloth face mask in 14 physically active and healthy men and women. […]

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Heart disease sufferers not exercising enough

June 15, 2018

Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough exercise. New medical treatments have helped people to live longer despite these health problems, but this is causing an escalating burden on public health systems worldwide. The study, published in PLOS […]

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