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Exercise News

Link between physical and mental health

Researchers have shown how a muscle gene associated with the metabolite kynurenine, which can cross the blood-brain barrier, relieves symptoms of depression in exercising mice.

Exercise and smelly clothes: why cotton is best

According to a new study, polyester clothes smell worse than cotton after exercise by their wearers. This is because bacteria that cause odor grow better on polyester.

Op-Ed: Online workouts — YouTube or professional videos?

The Internet has brought us a new wave of fitness bloggers and digital workout programs; the at-home workout realm has completely changed since the days of walking in place to a Jane Fonda VHS.

Obesity rates show a global increase

A global study of obesity, taking in 30 years of data, reveals that an increasing number of people around the world are overweight. One of the causes is technological advances that promote inactivity and the increasing availability of unhealthy food.

Therapeutic Solutions notes social media marketing possibilities Special

Merrick - Social media methodologies and marketing strategies in preventative medicine proved their value in an interview with Jamie Rockwin, president of Therapeutic Solutions Physical Therapy.

'Sitting Disease' is more prevalent than thought

A recent U.S. study on sedentary behavior came up with some surprising results. 50 to 70 percent of the population spend six or more hours daily sitting. An additional 20 to 35 percent spend four or more hours of their day watching television.

Want to burn fat? Shivering is as good as working out

Working out and shivering in the cold both help slow down brown fat production by altering body biochemistry, according to a new research study.

How exercise helps to burn fat

How does exercise help to burn off fat? A small molecule released by muscles after a workout can contribute to the browning of white fat cells and to an increase in the breakdown of fat.

New guidelines out for treating hypertension

Blood pressure can be difficult to understand because it means more than just a set of numbers. We have been told for years that a measurement of 120/80 is the ideal that is considered normal. But now, there are new guidelines for clinicians to follow.

Video: Free ticket to ride on the Moscow metro for squats

Moscow - The Moscow metro in Russia has come up with a novel way to get the public fitter. They are offering free single-trip tickets to passengers who can perform 30 squats in front of the machine.

Regular to vigorous daily exercise helps teens in academics

Glasgow - Now parents have yet another reason to encourage their teenagers to exercise each day - it could improve how they perform in class.

The best way to exercise your brain? Have an orgasm.

New Brunswick - The importance of keeping your body healthy through a healthy diet and exercise has been well documented for years but did you know that providing your brain with a daily mental workout will keep your brain healthy?

How exercise alters DNA uncovered

We know exercise is good for weight loss, but now researchers know even more about how it alters DNA to stave off obesity by changing the way we store fat.

New study shows how exercise helps diabetes patients

Scientists have undertaken a study which shows the specific ways in which sufferers of type 2 diabetes can benefit from regular exercise to help their condition.

First study shows small doses of exercise changes gene expression

For the first time researchers have mapped what happens to our genes with just a little exercise. Scientists have discovered small doses of exercise changes our innate DNA related to fat storage to help fight obesity and type-2 diabetes.

Computer-enabled socks help track your personal fitness

If you are a fitness buff and just have this constant urge to exercise, then this may be for you. This latest wearable technology claims to beat the current top of the line wrist fitness trackers with improved accuracy and convenience.

New CDC report says 80% of Americans don’t exercise enough

Nearly 80 percent of American adults do not get enough exercise, so says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a new report.

Smart-watches to become the next big thing?

From the Apple iPod and iPhone to the tablet, and maybe the laplet (Merge between laptop and tablet), technology in the form of mobile computing has changed quite a bit. Now, is it possible for smart watches to become the next big thing?

Getting fit this spring with Samir Becic's ReSync Fitness

Houston - It’s time to wake up and...go for a jog. The beautiful sunshine has arrived, temperatures are starting to go up and spirits everywhere are heightened. With a season of new life, comes the desire to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

Mandy Roux: Weight loss does not always lead to happiness

Mandy Roux, mother of three, lost seventy kilograms of fat. Expecting the heavily publicised happiness that comes with fat loss, the experience instead made her long for the days of her fat body.

Will more people take up physical fitness with arrival of spring?

Cincinnati - Who doesn't want to be physically fit? In a quick-fix world of one-hour dry cleaners, one-hour photo stores and fast-food restaurants, it's safe to think that becoming healthy and transforming into a Greek God can be done quickly too. But no.

Google unveils motivational talking trainer shoes

Google has unveiled a new pair of motivational talking trainers which announce "this is super boring" if the wearer is sitting around too long.

Pedaling restores brain connections for Parkinson's patients

Researchers studied patients with Parkinson’s disease recently to find the benefits of pedaling a stationary bicycle to improve motor skills. The study started when a researcher and a Parkinson's patient rode a tandem bike.

Men who exercise produce better sperm

According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, difficulty conceiving is the result of infertility in approximately one-third of men. But a new study shows exercise could make sperm quality better; improving a man’s reproductive health.

Comedian jabs at calories with new YouTube video

Comedian Jenny Bede has a video for you, if you are watching what you eat, or just trying to trim unnecessary foods from your diet. In the latest YouTube video to go viral, Bede uploaded a spoof about counting calories, called 'It doesn't count if."

Op-Ed: 'Little Spinners' class teaches kids to pole dance

Some feel pole dancing is a wonderful way to get aerobic exercise. Others think of its traditional sexual connotations. But what do you think about a dance and fitness studio that offers pole dancing basics for kids as young as five?

Pandemic of physical inactivity kills as many as smoking

Lack of exercise is killing just as many people as smoking and obesity according to a new study, claiming an estimated 5.3 million lives a year globally.

Op-Ed: Can exercise and diet help you live longer?

Many are the claims attributed to exercise, but do its benefits count for anything in the long run, or are we better off without it? And does our diet really kill us?

Can routine exercise help increase your paycheck?

Want more money in your paycheck? According to a new study, the way to get that raise may be to simply take the time to exercise regularly.

Is walking an effective antidepressant?

Adding brisk walks in your day may help keep depression away, suggests researchers in Scotland, adding more evidence to studies on this depression treatment.
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