Tag: exercise

Health

For Men, Exercise May Mean Smarter Kids

Can a man’s exercise habits influence the brains of his children?  Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Göttingen, Germany, think that it can. The New York Times reports that scientists at the center divided a large group of genetically identical mice into two groups, and put one […]

Attitude Fitness

Exercise Makes Us Happy

Health experts have long known that exercise can help relieve depression, but what about people who aren’t depressed? Can exercise make them more happy or content? The short answer, from researchers at the University of Michigan, is yes. A U of Michigan news release reports that researchers at the school […]

Fitness

Best Exercises For Calorie Burn

Top calorie burning exercises, according to the National Institutes of Health: Running at 8 mph, jumping rope: 861 calories. Tae kwon do: 752 calories. Vigorous lap swimming: 715 calories. Stair-stepping: 657 calories. Running at 5 mph: 606 calories. Basketball, singles tennis, football: 584 calories. Rollerblading: 548 calories. High-impact aerobics: 533 […]

Health

Exercise Slows Aging

Want to get older slower? Run faster, or at least more often. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, U.K. are convinced that people who exercise regularly maintain more muscle mass and have immune systems that appears to have aged slower than the immune systems of people who do not exercise. […]

Fitness Health

Exercise Can Increase Artery Plaque

The general assumption among health experts and exercise advocates is that exercise is if good for heart health, then more exercise is better. But now comes research from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente suggesting that a great deal of active exercise may actually increase the risk […]