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Exercise May Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Posted October 14, 2013

Physical activity may reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, a new review finds. Researchers analyzed four published observational studies, and found that the most physically active people were 19 percent less likely to develop esophageal cancer than those who were least active.

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The McKenzie Method A Natural Therapy for Conventional Medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

The McKenzie Method is a popular form of therapy used by many physical therapists, chiropractors and other health care professionals. It actively involves the patient with a series of specific exercises designed to relieve back and neck pain. Many of the exercises can be performed at home following formal instruction, which allows patients on going care to prevent further flare ups.

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Healthy Ageing Conference: Exercise and Whey Key to Successful Ageing

Posted April 30, 2012

Whey protein supplementation and exercise may offer the ideal solution to a healthier old age, the first ever international business conference on Healthy Ageing in Europe was told in Amsterdam.

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Mindfulness Exercises Help Patients Cope with Joint Pain

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study published online in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease shows that incorporating a set of mindfulness practices into everyday life can help patients to respond to the painful condition of rheumatoid joint disease in a more flexible way.

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Exercise can help when chronic illness gets you down, study finds

Posted April 30, 2012

Suffering from a chronic illness can drain a person’s quality of life, but add in depression, and the results are debilitating. A new study from University of Georgia researchers shows that exercise training can reduce depression symptoms in patients with a chronic illness.

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First Study to Quantify Benefits of Exercise on CHD Risk

Posted April 30, 2012

The first meta-analysis to specifically examine the dose-response relationship between physical activity and risk reduction for coronary heart disease (CHD) has found that those engaging in the equivalent of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week–the basic minimum as recommended by 2008 US federal guidelines–had a 14% lower CHD risk, and those who achieved 300 minutes per week had a 20% lower risk of CHD, compared with those who were sedentary.

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Vigorous exercise lowers chances of dying almost 40 percent

Posted April 30, 2012

Exercise is known to improve health, help maintain weight and improve cardiovascular function. But, how much exercise is enough for maximum health benefit? Researchers in Germany looked at how much various levels of activity and exercise reduce the chances of dying from chronic disease.

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Exercise triggers beneficial cellular recycling: study

Posted April 30, 2012

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. Were told time spent on the treadmill can reduce our risk of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disorders. But exactly how exercise provides this protection is a bit of a mystery. A new study finds that exercise prompts cells to break down unwanted proteins and other cellular junk to produce more energy. The process, called autophagy, may explain how exercise fends off metabolic disorders like diabetes and protects against other diseases.

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Caffeine, Exercise May Cut Skin Cancer Risk

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study of mice reported at a meeting in Chicago this week, suggests caffeine and exercise may cut the risk of developing skin cancers caused by exposure to the sun.

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Dietary long-chain, but not medium-chain, triglycerides impair exercise performance and uncouple cardiac mitochondria in rats

Posted April 30, 2012

Short-term consumption of a high-fat diet impairs exercise capacity in both rats and humans, and increases expression of the mitochondrial uncoupling protein, UCP3, in rodent cardiac and skeletal muscle via activation of the transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha.

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