Tag Archives: Benefits of Exercise

Gym buddy makes you exercising more

Ever wonder whether a gym buddy could make you exercise more? Researchers at the University of Aberdeen wondered the same and decided to carry out a study to figure this out. It turned out that finding an exercise companion increased the amount of exercise that people took. The amount of exercise was increased even more […]

Drink wine only prevents cardiovascular disease when in combination with exercise

Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress. The study used a randomised trial comparing the effects of red and white wine on markers of atherosclerosis in people at mild to moderate risk of cardiovascular […]

Regular exercise can cut your diabetes risk

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. It is the most common metabolic diseases in modern society. It turns out that exercise can reduce your risk of developing diabetes. People who carry out an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise every day can reduce their risk of […]

Exercise interval training in particular helps your mitochondria stave off old age

We all know that exercise keeps us healthy: it boosts the immune system, keeps the mind sharp, helps with a good sleep, maintains muscle tone, extends healthy lifespan, and overall makes us feel good and look good. Have you ever wondered if all exercises are created equal? At least, on the benefit of anti-aging, they […]

High levels of exercise make you nine years younger at the cellular level

We have all encountered that person in life who claims to be 49 and looks 35.   Yes, some people do seem younger than their actual age. Ever wonder why? A study conducted by a group of researchers from the Brigham Young University, published in the medical journal Preventive Medicine, finds that people who have consistently high […]

Want to lose weight? Don’t eat before exercising

Those who exercise to lose weight often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. The short answer is that — to lose weight, don’t eat before exercising. A study published in the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and Metabolism is the first of its kind to show the effects of […]

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 […]