Older women who walk daily have lower blood pressure risk

For older women, extreme exercise isn't necessary to reap health benefits. 30 minutes of walking a day may be enough to cut the risk of high blood pressure.

David Hill-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~11 min

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These at-home exercises can help older people boost their immune system and overall health in the age of COVID-19

Older adults, who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications, can strengthen their immune systems by exercising.

Lisa Charles, Fitness/Wellness Research Coordinator for the Rutgers Aging Brain Health Alliance, Rutgers University - Newark • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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12-minute bursts of exercise have bigger impact than thought

A new study describes how a 12-minute burst of cardio exercise impacted more than 80 percent of circulating metabolites, including pathways linked key bodily functions such as insulin resistance, oxidative stress, vascular reactivity, inflammation, and longevity.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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Team sports lower blood pressure for postmenopausal women

Participating in a team sport can lower blood pressure in postmenopausal women, even years after the onset of menopause, a new study shows.

Kristian Levring Madsen - U. Copenhagen • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~5 min

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Men with physical jobs have 55% higher dementia risk

While research has found that physical activity can reduce the risk of developing dementia, a new study finds that's not the case with hard labor.

U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Distance learning makes it harder for kids to exercise, especially in low-income communities

With many schools closed, children's health could suffer.

Keshia Pollack Porter, Professor of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~7 min

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Cooling clothes material stays flexible even when frozen

"The previous cooling materials have been rigid and tough, which makes them unforgiving for athletes, occupational workers, soldiers, and so much more."

U. Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

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‘Toe spring’ shoes can lead to long-term pain

"Toe spring" shoes may give the muscles in your feet a break—but that might not be a good thing in the long run.

Cory Nealon-Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

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If sitting at a desk all day is bad during coronavirus, could I lie down to work instead?

Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.

Arthur L. Weltman, Professor of Kinesiology and Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Brains may signal who’ll benefit from workouts for depression

A new study shows that exercise can help relieve depression symptoms in young adults. It also shows that it may be possible to predict who'll benefit most.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 26, 2020 ~5 min

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