Tag: exercise

The surprising ways that exercise can affect your sleep

When you’re not getting one, a good night’s sleep can feel as desirable (and impossible) as a date with a Hemsworth. But did you know that if you’re struggling to sleep properly, exercise can help? According to research, 16 million UK adults suffer from sleepless nights and a terrifying 31%

Exercise lowers the risk of depression

Running is cheaper than therapy,” as the popular Instagram saying goes, but beyond the anecdotal evidence, there’s a robust body of research backing the benefits of exercise, in any form, for mental health. “We can definitely say that exercise can reduce the risk of someone developing depression. The evidence is

Regular aerobic exercise may slow Alzheimer’s progression

A half hour of aerobic exercise four to five times a week may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults who are at a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. “This is the first randomized and controlled trial

Even 2 Minutes of Exercise a Week May Lessen Risk of Dementia

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, most healthy adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a week. However, a small study conducted by researchers at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, suggests that even two minutes of

Exercise Can Melt Harmful Belly Fat Better Than Weight Loss Meds

Cardio and high-intensity interval training can melt harmful visceral fat, according to a new meta-analysis published in published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Visceral fat is more dangerous than other kinds of fat, since it can increase your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Your regular ride might be

How to Lower Myostatin Levels

Myostatin is a protein that prevents muscular growth, tone, and body strength. Many bodybuilders and some scientists believe that lowering myostatin can increase muscular development, as well as prevent aging and improve overall health. Lowering these levels may also help people with medical disorders affecting muscle development, like muscular dystrophy

Athletes should eat ginger after working out to reduce pain

Muscle pain and soreness typically occur after exercise. According to a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, these can be reduced by supplementing with ginger. The study, which was carried out by a researcher from the Old Dominion University in the U.S., looked at the effect of ginger

More than a habit: The formerly obese have increased hunger hormones for two years after dramatic weight loss

Severely obese individuals have more hunger hormones for two years after dramatic weight loss, a study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism discovered. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology who looked at the impact, both short- and long-term, of weight

Depression can be remedied with natural extracts

Depression is a huge problem in modern society, not only because it’s very unpleasant for sufferers and those around them, but also because safe and effective treatments are hard to come by. A study published in Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs, however, points to a natural extract that could make a