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Exercise & Brain
Name: Chris London
WASHINGTON — Sure, exercise is good for your waistline, your heart, your bones — but might it also help prevent addiction to drugs or alcohol? There are some tantalizing clues that physical activity might spur changes in the brain to do just that. Now the U.S. government is beginning a push for hard research to prove it.
28 February 2012 Last updated at 01:21 GMT A few relatively short bursts of intense exercise, amounting to only a few minutes a week, can deliver many of the health and fitness benefits of hours of conventional exercise, according to new research, says Dr Michael Mosley.
John P. Kelly/Getty Images Can brief bursts of exercise improve your health? While many of us wonder just how much exercise we really need in order to gain health and fitness, a group of scientists in Canada are turning that issue on its head and asking, how little exercise do we need?
Mar. 24, 2011 — The more physically active you are, the less your blood pressure rises in response to a high-salt diet, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism/Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2011 Scientific Sessions. "Patients should be advised to increase their physical activity and eat less sodium," said Casey M.
If you stick with it, exercise can reduce your need for blood-sugar-lowering drugs. You may consider exercise a nuisance, a chore, or simply a bore. But if you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you need to look at physical activity in a whole new light.
Paul Rider runs on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, March 25, 2011. Researchers say a moderate running regimen is actually beneficial for the joints of people with healthy knees.
For most of my adult life, I’ve held to the belief that there is no such thing as bad exercises – only bad ways to do good exercises . You can take the most effective exercises and make them useless and compromising just as you can turn an ineffective exercise into a safe and functional one. That said, some exercise machines and movements are just flat-out awful . Here are the “Unlucky 7″: exercises where the risks far outweigh the benefits.
Move Your Body And Fight Arthritis, Four Types Of Exercise Can Help Treat Arthritis And Rheumatic DiseasesMain Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology Also Included In: Sports Medicine / Fitness ; Preventive Medicine Article Date: 14 Aug 2010 - 1:00 PDT Current ratings for: Move Your Body And Fight Arthritis, Four Types Of Exercise Can Help Treat Arthritis And Rheumatic Diseases
Oct. 27, 2011 — Adding another incentive to exercise, scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found that physical activity improves arthritis symptoms even among obese mice that continue to chow down on a high-fat diet. The insight suggests that excess weight alone isn't what causes the aches and pains of osteoarthritis, despite the long-held notion that carrying extra pounds strains the joints and leads to the inflammatory condition.
Abstract Objective To determine the effect of glucosamine, chondroitin, or the two in combination on joint pain and on radiological progression of disease in osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. Design Network meta-analysis.
Sep. 17, 2010 — Two popular supplements taken by millions of people around the world to combat joint pain, do not work, finds research published online in the British Medical Journal .
Want to burn calories while you sleep? Have a pre-bed snack such as peanut butter on a graham cracker.
By Josh Clark Posted Saturday, 1 January, 2011 Too many people have been turned off of running simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel, and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to do this to themselves.
I read this paper as linked to below by magnumsnipr and with special interest in the cancer research. The paper cites 2 studies for its claims that cannabis causes cancer. One is a study done in 2007 by Aldington and another done in 2008 by Berthiller. These studies seem to me to be incredibly poorly done. The Aldington study was done on a total of 79 subjects, 9 of which were cannabis smokers.