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960x0The 5 Diseases That Exercise May Ward Off — If You Get Enough, That Is:

They found that getting 600 METs/week had very little effect on the risk of the five diseases mentioned above–for example, people who got just this amount had a 2% reduced risk of diabetes compared to those who got none. But greater amounts of exercise were linked to significantly reduced risk of breast cancer, bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke: Read more


well-guides-shortworkouts-header-v3-sfSpanReally, Really Short Workouts:

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lifting-weights_custom-262cb20b12377ca35d569992e39ae1b8088db1d1-s1100-c15How Weight Training Can Help Women Stay Strong:

Keeping up muscle mass as you age also helps you keep up the activities of everyday life and prevents injuries when you’re older. “If you can maintain or preserve some of that muscle mass, your risk of sarcopenia is lower, and we believe there’s a lower risk of falling and fracturing bones,” says Roger Fielding, director and senior scientist of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at Tufts University’s Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging: Read more


a-woman-with-exercise-related-breathing-problemsPrebiotics could help treat exercise-induced asthma:

While the exact mechanisms by which B-GOS may ease severity of exercise-induced asthma are unclear, Dr. Williams says it is likely down to its promotion of good gut bacteria. “This […] may reduce the inflammatory response of the airways in asthma patients to exercise. Importantly, the level of improvement in lung function that appears after the prebiotic is perceivable by the patient and therefore potentially clinically relevant,” he adds: Read more


453970503Healthy adults who regularly exercise may be misdiagnosed with heart disease, study shows:

“It’s well known that the hearts of endurance athletes adapt in response to exercise, a phenomenon called ‘athlete’s heart’. This study is the first to show that healthy adults who do regular exercise may also develop enlarged hearts. As a result, there’s a risk that some active adults could be misdiagnosed with heart disease,” says Declan O’Regan, of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, based at Imperial College London, and one of the lead scientists on the research. The findings were published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging: Read more