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How bursts of exercise can keep dementia at bay

This matter contains the crucial nerve fibres which relay messages to and from the brain, maintaining cognitive functions and memory. In a wide-ranging new study of older people across a fiveyear period, researchers found those with poor fitness levels suffered a faster deterioration in these vital “hubs” between neurons, putting them at a greater risk of dementia. Neurologist assistant professor ...

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How exercise training promotes a sound mind in a sound body

A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that the same mechanisms behind the beneficial effects of exercise training on the brain also help to counteract fat and to strengthen the immune system. The results, which are published in the journal Cell Metabolism, can ultimately give rise to new obesity and diabetes drugs. In 2014, researchers at Karolinska Institutet reported that ...

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How exercise training promotes a sound mind in a sound body

A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that the same mechanisms behind the beneficial effects of exercise training on the brain also help to counteract fat and to strengthen the immune system. The results, which are published in the journal Cell Metabolism, can ultimately give rise to new obesity and diabetes drugs. In 2014, researchers at Karolinska Institutet reported that ...

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Natural remedies for high blood pressure: This simple exercise could lower hypertension

High blood pressure may not necessarily have any noticeable symptoms, but left untreated, it can increase a person’s risk of heart attacks and strokes.  Also known as hypertension, it can be caused by being overweight, eating too much salt, not doing enough exercise, drinking too much alcohol and smoking.  Blood pressure is measured in millimetr… Daily Express :: Health Feed

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How to live longer: THIS much exercise could boost life expectancy by YEARS

Exercising for 150 minutes a week – the current Government recommendations – could extend your life by more than three years, according to health and life insurer Vitality. Ninety minutes of activity weekly increased life span by 2.7 years, on average, while an hour of exercise a week could extend lives by about 2.4 years, it added. Time constraints and ...

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Men DO urinate more frequently with age – but THIS quick exercise can support the bladder

The pelvic floor is often linked to pregnant women, but men need to strengthen the muscles too, according to Consultant Urologist, Neil Halder. Both men and women can benefit from doing simple pelvic floor exercises. Pelvic floor muscles help to stop incontinence, treat prolapse and can make sex better. You can feel your pelvic floor if you try to stop ...

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Exercise really IS good for you: Jogging and cycling can preserve memory

The results have implications for the prevention and treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, the researchers say. They found that aerobic exercise in humans led to an actual increase in the size of the left hippocampus region of the brain which is critical for memory and other brain functions. Although the total volume of the hippocampus did not ...

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