Psychology & Psychiatry

Social connection boosts fitness app appeal

New research led by Flinders University Ph.D. candidate Jasmine Petersen examining commercial physical activity apps has found that the social components of these apps hold great potential to increase physical activity engagement.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

HIIT programs show benefits for those with Down syndrome

Incorporating high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, into exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome may help achieve critical health outcomes in a more time-efficient manner, according to an article written ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How you can supercharge your brain from the comfort of your home

As I drove to pick up a black raspberry soft-serve, I noticed my mind racing. After months of isolation, I needed a 5-minute brain break—a strategy to slow down my brain that I learned from a new online study called The ...

Neuroscience

Aerobics may be a smart workout for your brain at any age

It's never too late to lace up some sneakers and work up a sweat for brain health, according to a study published in the May 13, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

The unexpected benefits of tailored exercise for aged care residents

Tailored exercise programs led by accredited exercise physiologists don't just provide physical benefits for residents living in aged care—they improve mental wellbeing and social engagement, according to new Edith Cowan ...

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