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No, arthritis is not a reason to stop exercising. In fact, according to researchers at Northwestern University, it’s a reason to start exercising. HealthDay reports that when researchers at the school studied more than 1,600 adults 49 or older who had arthritic pain or stiffness in their hips, knees or feet, […]
Just moving around makes people more happy. Or maybe not moving makes people less happy. While you figure it out, think about this: a new study conducted at the University of Cambridge used an app to track motion over a 17 month period for 10,000 people, who answered random questions […]
Forget the cynical comments and warning of pulled muscles directed at weekend warriors, those of us who exercise only once or twice a week. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds significant mortality benefits for all manner of weekend warriors. The Washington Post reports on the study, which found […]
OK, the researchers don’t suggest why people who belong to a gym exercise more and also happen to be more fit, but readers may be able to figure that out. What the University of Iowa study did find was that people who belonged to a health club not only exercised […]
What if everything they told us about running and knees was wrong? That’s what New York Times fitness writer Gretchen Reynolds suggests, based on research at Brigham Young University, where scientists drew blood and synovial fluid (the stuff the lubricates joints) from 30 healthy volunteers before and after they either […]
Just 20 minutes of exercise, and not even strenuous exercise, is all it takes to reduce the kind of inflammation that can eventually lead to heart disease and other long term ailments. HealthDay reports on research conducted at the University of California in San Diego that tested the blood of […]
Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at NYU, on three good things that exercise does for your brain.
No, it doesn’t mean that runners are smarter than the rest off us, but research conducted at the University of Arizona has found that runners, overall, have greater functional connectivity — or connections between distinct brain regions — within several areas of the brain, including the frontal cortex, which is important […]
Looking for a sport that will keep you alive longer? Try tennis. Or squash. People who play racquet sports, according to researchers at the University of Sydney, have an almost 50 percent lower risk of dying from any cause. And playing a racquet sport was linked to a 56 percent lower […]