Medical research

Strenuous daily exercise may shorten, not prolong, longevity

By analyzing longevity data for professional Japanese traditional artists, researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have found that kabuki actors, known for their vigorous movements, surprisingly had shorter ...

Health

The top calorie-burning exercises

(HealthDay)—When you're trying to lose weight, cutting calories counts. But so does burning them off with exercise.

Neuroscience

Just 30 minutes of exercise has benefits for the brain

University of Adelaide neuroscientists have discovered that just one session of aerobic exercise is enough to spark positive changes in the brain that could lead to improved memory and coordination of motor skills.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Is sitting always bad for older adults? A new study says maybe not

It's generally accepted health advice that adults of all ages should sit less, move more, and engage in regular exercise to feel better and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. However, when it comes to the brain and cognition, ...

Health

Just an hour of weekly walking staves off disability

Just one hour a week of brisk walking—as if you are late to an appointment or trying to make a train—staves off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, reports ...

Cardiology

Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk

Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research in Journal ...

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