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Relationship between Physical Activity and Coenzyme Q10 Status in the Elderly

Posted March 4, 2014

In a study involving a cohort of healthy, community-dwelling elderly people who were divided according to gender and fitness, people with higher levels of functional capacity were found to have lower levels of cholesterol and lipid peroxidation, accompanied with higher levels of coenzyme Q10 in plasma, and the ratio of coenzyme Q10/cholesterol and coenzyme Q10/LDL increased in these people as well.

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Melatonin and Physical Activity May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted February 23, 2014

Alzheimer’s dementia is a devastating disease characterized by loss of normal thoughts parameters and memory that will strike one in ten over the age of 65 and nearly half by the time they reach 85. These scary statistics mean that virtually everyone will be touched in some way by this insidious illness at some point in their lives. A rapidly growing library of scientific evidence continues to emerge that demonstrates there are a number of lifestyle changes that we can make as young and middle aged adults that can significantly lower our risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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For stroke, pre-diabetes and coronary heart disease, physical activity seems to be as good as popping a pill

Posted February 9, 2014

Doctors should consider prescribing exercise as well as medication for some common conditions, a new study suggests. It found that exercise affects outcomes about equally as well as prescription drugs for coronary heart disease, pre-diabetes and stroke. The research did not specify which types of exercise work best for the different conditions.

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Research shows yoga benefits breast cancer sufferers physically and emotionally

Posted February 5, 2014

Mind-body therapies can help cancer patients, and yoga has been shown in numerous studies to help improve the physical and emotional well being of cancer sufferers, raising quality of life both during and after treatment.

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Moderate and regular physical activity lowers the risk of deadly stroke by twenty percent

Posted July 31, 2013

Stroke incidence continues to rise in western cultures, ranking as the third leading cause of death in the US this year. Cerebrovascular disorders, similar to heart disease, cancer and dementia, are largely preventable lifestyle diseases fueled by dietary indiscretions, environmental and household exposure to toxins, smoking and lack of physical activity. Strokes strike more than 800,000 people in the US each year, killing more than 150,000 and leading to permanent disability for many others.

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Vitamin D Levels Associated with Body Composition and Physical Fitness in Adolescents

Posted July 1, 2013

In a study involving 1,006 European adolescents (470 males) aged 12.5 to 17.5 years, adiposity in males and low fat free mass in females were both linked to vitamin D deficiency. For males, maximum oxygen consumption and body mass index were independently related to 25(OH)D concentrations.

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Hard physical work? Amino acid may offer relief, suggests data from Antarctica

Posted June 25, 2013

Daily supplements of the amino acid ornithine may improve sleep disturbances associated with hard physical work, says new data from the Japanese Antarctica Research Expedition.

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Parental Communication Improves Students’ Diet And Physical Activity

Posted May 20, 2013

College students eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise more on days when they communicate more with their parents, according to researchers at Penn State.

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Physical activity during youth may help reduce fracture risk in old age

Posted March 24, 2013

Get out there and regularly kick that soccer ball around with your kids, you may be helping them prevent a broken hip when they are older, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day in Chicago, IL.

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Shorter Bouts of Physical Activity May Improve Cardiovascular Health

Posted February 25, 2013

The benefits of prolonged physical activity on cardiovascular health are well known and publicized, but recent research has revealed the underappreciated value of shorter bouts of such activity. According to recently published research, physical activity of less than 10 minutes in length has a similarly positive impact on cardiovascular health. This finding is especially encouraging for people who are looking to improve their health, but due to outside complications have difficulty exercising for more than 10 minutes at a time.

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