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Researchers from the Manitoba Institute of Child Health in Winnipeg recently demonstrated that vigorous exercise significantly reduces cardio-metabolic risk in children and adolescents compared to light exercise. Jonathan McGavock, PhD and colleagues looked into the data of 605 children and teens who participated in the 2008 Healthy Hearts Prospective Cohort Study of Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health in Youth. The participants were aged 9-17 years, almost two-thirds of which were girls, and more than a quarter were obese. The participants were asked to wear a waist-mounted accelerometer for one week to record their physical activity levels. The results showed that […]

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The Benefits of Exercise for Frail Seniors

Frailness among the elderly increases their vulnerability to falls, hospitalization, mental decline and psychological stress. It decreases their functional reserves which make them less capable of coping with physical and mental stress. Frailness increases with age, and it is estimated that about 7% of adults aged 65-74 are frail, 18% of 75-84 year olds and 37% of those above 84 years are considered frail. With the increased life expectancy in the population, more seniors are being found to have a frail condition. Dr. Louis Bherer, PhD (Psychology), Laboratory Director and Researcher at the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal conducted […]

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