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Diabetics Benefit from Resistance Exercises

Experts agree that exercise benefits patients with diabetes mellitus in various ways, in terms of reducing weight, regulating blood sugar levels and improving overall health. Different studies have shown that aerobic exercises combined with resistance training exercises significantly improve blood sugar levels and metabolic health in general. Current exercise guidelines from various health experts of the federal government, the American Diabetes Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine, advise doing a combination of aerobic and resistance exercises for optimal health benefit. A new study shows that progressive resistance training can lead to better blood glucose control. Less insulin resistance […]

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Physical Activity Improves Survival in Colon Cancer

Researchers at the American Cancer Society report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that patients who have been diagnosed with colon cancer without spread of the tumor have a lower risk of dying if they stay physically active. The protective effect of exercise against death did not cover only those related to cancer, but also death from other causes. Although there was no cause-and-effect seen between exercise and improved survival rates in the study, experts think that the results show that it is always better to exercise than to be sedentary. Peter Campbell, director of the society’s Tumor Repository and […]

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Exercise Linked to Greater Brain Volume

Cyrus Raji, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in radiology at the University of California Los Angeles, reports that people who lead an active lifestyle tend to have greater brain volumes than sedentary people. Furthermore, people who have Alzheimer’s disease also benefit from burning more calories since they exhibited less deterioration in the grey matter of their brains. Raji and colleagues conducted a study on more than 800 people who were around 78 years old. Most of them where white and completed high school. Less than half of the participants were men, and their average body mass index indicated overweight. About […]

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Previous reviews of studies on the benefits of exercise in children focused largely on weight changes, according to Mandy Ho, MSc, RN, from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Australia. In their recent study, Ho and his team investigated the effects of exercise on the cardiometabolic risks of children and adolescents. They conducted the first systematic review of studies on lifestyle interventions in overweight and obese children and reported their findings in the Pediatrics journal. The review included 38 studies on children aged 18 years and below, which compared the effectiveness of lifestyle intervention programs containing a dietary component with […]

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Researchers at the University of California San Francisco report during a presentation at the Radiological Society of North America meeting that too much exercise results in early degenerative changes in the knee joints of healthy people. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to evaluate the effects of different intensity levels of exercise, the researchers found that study participants who did one hour of vigorous physical activity three or more times per week were more likely to have bad knees than those who exercised moderately. The study involved 205 participants who were aged 45-60 years old, healthy and had no knee […]

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