No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds — ScienceDaily

Physical activity is not only associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but there is no threshold for that association, with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease seen for those who are most active, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Terence Dwyer of University of Oxford, UK, and […]

CBD health benefits, according to science

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Green prescriptions could undermine the benefits of spending time in nature — ScienceDaily

Spending time in nature is believed to benefit people’s mental health. However, new research suggests that giving people with existing mental health conditions formal ‘green prescriptions’, may undermine some of the benefits. An international research team led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Scientific Reports, investigated whether contact with nature has […]

Green prescriptions could undermine the benefits of spending time in nature

Spending time in nature is believed to benefit people’s mental health. However, new research suggests that giving people with existing mental health conditions formal ‘green prescriptions’, may undermine some of the benefits. An international research team led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Scientific Reports, investigated whether contact with nature has […]

Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin

IMAGE: The chestnut trees (Aesculus hippocastanum) on the Promenade de la Treille in Geneva are non-native, and yet they provide beauty and shade for passers-by. In addition, the individuals in this… view more  Credit: UNIGE/SCHLAEPFER Trees planted in urban spaces provide a multitude of ecosystem services: they reduce air pollution and noise, provide habitat and shelter […]

Losing flight had huge benefits for ants — ScienceDaily

Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They’re social insects and their team-working abilities have long since been identified as one of the key factors leading to their success. Ants are famously able to lift or […]

Exercise and nutrition regimen benefits physical, cognitive health

IMAGE: U. of I. psychology professor Aron Barbey and his colleagues designed a 12-week exercise and nutrition intervention that enhanced physical and cognitive performance in active-duty Air Force airmen. view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers studied the effects of a 12-week exercise regimen on 148 active-duty Air Force airmen, half […]

Losing flight had huge benefits for ants, finds new study

IMAGE: Both workers and queens (larger and with wings) are shown in the image. view more  Credit: Philip Gronski Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They’re social insects and their team-working abilities have long since been […]