Crunched for time? High-intensity exercise gives same cell benefits in fewer minutes

A few minutes of high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions in spurring beneficial improvements in mitochondrial function, according to new research., NQKgKivGNqU

Can video game exercises help chronic low back pain?

Home-based video-game exercises can reduce chronic low back pain in older people by 27 percent, which is comparable to benefits gained under programs supervised by a physiotherapist, new research has found., LMDjHFWsJDY

Difficult people have most to gain from practicing compassion

New research finds that the most disagreeable individuals, who are also the least likely to be kind, can benefit most from behaving more compassionately., kZYFLAALZZU

Strength-based exercises could help child obesity fight, study finds

Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises -- such as squats, push ups and lunges -- could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests., gFjtISLwXfw

New school of thought: In-class physical exercise won't disrupt learning, teaching

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day., TXiJlAW4jmI

Requiring physical activity classes help sedentary college students be more active

Requiring physical activity classes in college encourages sedentary students to become more active, while elective classes tend to draw those who are already motivated, new research from Oregon State University has found., TR7NtS9HIWg

Sarcolipin tricks muscle cells into using more energy, burning fat

Ever wonder why you burn fat and heat up when you exercise or shiver? Now, researchers have shown that sarcolipin, a small peptide only found in muscles, increases muscle energy expenditure and fat oxidization., ZZOnpYW4N2c

Lifestyle changes reduce the need for blood pressure medications

Men and women with high blood pressure reduced the need for antihypertensive medications by making lifestyle changes. A 16-week program, focused on the DASH diet, weight management and exercise, resulted in the most dramatic declines in blood pressure., lOfG0gcaBM8

Pregnant women can safely control weight gain through diet and lifestyle changes

Many overweight/obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy. New trials showed these women can safely limit their weight gain with diet and exercise interventions. The reduced weight gain, however, did not result in fewer obstetrical complications. The finding suggests that the lifestyle changes need to start before pregnancy., xPuUaNlHCPw

How exercise generates new neurons, improves cognition in Alzheimer's mouse

A study finds that neurogenesis -- inducing the production of new neurons -- in the brain structure in which memories are encoded can improve cognitive function in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease., F3uJH9nu zE

Exercise is unrelated to risk of early menopause

The amount of physical activity that women undertake is not linked to their risk of early menopause, according to the largest study ever to investigate this question., XqXyL98DHIo

Key differences between the exercise-trained heart and failing heart

Scientists have examined what is happening to the lipids in the heart and circulating blood plasma during exercise compared to a failing heart as a novel way to advance prediction and treatment of heart failure., vCLenQCTg3I

How weight loss is linked to future health for older adults

A study evaluated information from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures and looked specifically at health and weight for women who were over age 65. Reviewing more than 20 years' worth of data for study participants, the team of researchers had the chance to examine links between long-term weight gain/loss and health., dCa7CfKMM7U

Even the fittest middle-aged athletes can't outrun cardiovascular risk factors

Middle-aged adults are exercising more and living longer, but new research suggests that even the fittest among them are not immune to cardiovascular disease -- and they often don't have any symptoms., hWxFP EzcLs

Post-workout muscle building and repair blunted in obese adults

Obesity is associated with a host of health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. According to a new study, obesity also diminishes a person's ability to build muscle after engaging in resistance exercise., 3jhHhG83u1k

Cardio exercise and strength training affect hormones differently

Strength training and cardio exercise affect the body differently with regard to the types of hormones they release into the blood, new research shows. One of the conclusions of the study is that cardio exercise produces a far greater amount of the metabolic hormone FGF21 than strength training., o1ua7IOWrg8

'One weird trick' to cut belly fat? Follow a heart-healthy diet!

Do you wish you could decrease your waistline? Reducing abdominal obesity can lower health risks - but despite claims you may have seen on the Internet, no trending diet can help you specifically eliminate belly fat., DiIq3c5kWo4

How sleep loss may contribute to adverse weight gain

One night of sleep loss has a tissue-specific impact on the regulation of gene expression and metabolism in humans, according to researchers. This may explain how shift work and chronic sleep loss impairs our metabolism and adversely affects our body composition., hYekBR6QYDs

Young, healthy people still vulnerable to CVD if their LDL cholesterol is high

A study of more than 36,000 people followed for over two decades revealed that healthy individuals considered 'low-risk' still died from cardiovascular disease if they had high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Without taking into account other risk factors, people with LDL cholesterol levels in the range of 100-159 mg/dL had a 30 to 40 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease death., cGpVL1kll04

More protein after weight loss may reduce fatty liver disease

Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver's fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)., R8cx3Uz9r30

Exercise shown to improve symptoms of patients with chronic kidney disease

Just 12 weeks of aerobic and strength-based exercise reduces symptoms and levels of fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease, a study has found., Iya684DZpXU

Resistance training and exercise-motivation go hand-in-hand

A recent study suggests that resistance training improves exercise motivation and contributes to making exercise planning among older adults. Exercise motivation and exercise self-efficacy are key factors in continuing resistance training., OY2g0pSPG4c

Eating breakfast burns more carbs during exercise and accelerates metabolism for next meal

New research suggests that eating breakfast could 'prime' the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly metabolize foods after working out., XGwBAZmJzwM

Healthy fat cells uncouple obesity from diabetes

Researchers have identified possible ways to uncouple obesity from co-morbidities such as heart disease and insulin resistance., ihqljm0Bi1s

Wearable devices and mobile health technology: One step towards better health

With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health ('mHealth') technology have emerged as promising tools for promoting physical activity. However, current literature seems to indicate that these new technologies may serve best as part of a larger overall health plan, rather than working alone to encourage weight loss., fgwemdRpZD8

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