Tag Archives: Benefits of Exercise

Exercise not only makes you stronger, it makes you smarter too

Exercise not only makes you stronger, it makes you smarter too

Jogging and walking are among the best exercises to keep off weight gain

Obesity is a serious public health challenge in modern society leading to many metabolic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions.  Extensive researches have shown that obesity results from interactions between lifestyle and a person’s genetics.  Specifically, certain individuals are predisposed to be gain weight due to their “obesity gene.”  To combat obesity, doctors often recommend exercise, but […]

A single workout session can activate your metabolism for days

A fascinating study from scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center could provide some motivation to get moving, even just occasionally. The research has revealed that a single workout can positively affect the activity of neurons in the brain that influence metabolism for up to two days. The research focused on a subset of neurons in […]

Better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life

Exercise does pay off.  In a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open, Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness.  In the case of elite performers, the researchers have found that the elite performers had an 80% reduction in mortality […]

Green tea with exercise may reduce fatty liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the biggest health problems in the modern society.  Because of the high prevalence of risk factors such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease is forecast to afflict more than 100 million people by 2030.  There are currently no validated therapies for the disease.  However, life and dietary combination […]

Why does running make us happy?

The joy of running. That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A study published in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that the “runner’s high” phenomenon is also caused by dopamine, an important neurotransmitter for motivation.  The study discovered that the rewarding effects of endurance activity are […]

Exercise extends disease-free lifespan

We all know the great many benefits of exercise.   A study by researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia, further revealed that exercise cuts risk of chronic disease as we grow older.   Specifically, Australia study shows that people who engaged in the highest levels of total physical activity were twice as likely to avoid […]

Research finds that a lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging

The benefit of exercising on cardiovascular and brain health are well known and well researched.  How about aging, you may wonder, would exercise slow down the aging process?  The answer is yes according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London, which has found that staying active keeps […]

Exercise just ten minutes a day makes a difference in cardiovascular health

One hallmark of modern technology is the creation of sedentary lifestyle. Many of us sit in front of the computer all day working and typing away.  Coincidentally, occurrence of metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases has skyrocketed.  Of course, modern sedentary lifestyle is the first to get blamed. However, I have always wondered that […]