Diet and exercise can shape how your mind ages

Dementia is a condition that many of us are all too familiar with within friends and family. Dementia itself is a blanket term that describes several conditions including a decline in thinking skills, memory loss, and altered behavior, feelings and relationships. In contrast, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and occurs in […]

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 […]

Getting into shape pre-surgery to aid recovery for older patients – study

Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand to counteract the muscle-wasting effects of bedrest, new research suggests. A study published by researchers in the University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences showed that short term ‘prehabilitation’ strength exercises, undertaken pre-surgery, are insufficient to […]

Best exercise bike: Get your miles in without leaving the house

Stay fit while staying inside with one of these amazing exercise bikes. (MYX /) Working out from the comfort of your own home has never been easier thanks to the widespread availability of versatile and cost-effective exercise equipment designed specifically for personal use. Whether it’s inclement weather or a lapse in your gym membership that’s […]

Reactive Video playback that you control with your body

Computer scientists have developed an entirely new way of interacting with video content that adapts to, and is controlled by, your body movement. Fitness videos and other instructional content that aims to teach viewers new martial arts skills, exercises or yoga positions have been popular since VHS in the 80s and are abundant on […]

Mimicking the effect of exercise with gene therapy

IMAGE: The picture shows heart cells formed by stem cells. The cell nucleus appears blue and stem cells are green. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have identified… view more  Credit: Photo: NTNU It sounds too good to be true – and it is. But Jose Bianco Moreira and the CERG research group […]

Molecule that regulates muscle adaptation to exercise is discovered

An article in Cell by researchers affiliated with Harvard and the University of São Paulo shows that the metabolite succinate is released by muscle cells during physical exercise and triggers a process of tissue remodeling that makes muscles stronger and enhances metabolic efficiency. Credit: Sammy-Williams / Pixabay) The onset of any physical exercise program causes […]

Diagnosing the cause of exercise-induced respiratory symptoms

Exercise-induced respiratory symptoms are common in childhood, and it can be difficult to diagnose their cause. A study published in Pediatric Pulmonology found that the diagnoses proposed by primary care physicians are often not the same as the final diagnoses after specialist referrals. In the study of 214 children, the final diagnosis was asthma in […]

Gene in mice controls food cravings, desire to exercise — ScienceDaily

National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered a gene in mice that controls the craving for fatty and sugary foods and the desire to exercise. The gene, Prkar2a, is highly expressed in the habenula, a tiny brain region involved in responses to pain, stress, anxiety, sleep and reward. The findings could inform future research to […]