Research has suggested that exercise does not offset the potential health harms of prolonged sitting, but a new Norwegian study suggests that exercise is in fact protective — if you do it hard enough to improve your fitness level.
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Sure, you might like to amp up your workout with a few electrodes, but specialists warn in the journal BMJ that electrical stimulation used to enhance fitness at the gym may cause a serious side effect: rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown.
A study in the journal Neurology found that people who were less fit in middle age had smaller brains two decades later.
“If you are in your 40s and looking towards menopause, avoid the 12-15 pounds that most women gain by increasing your activity level now,” one expert says.
A study finds that exercise slashes a man’s odds of having erectile dysfunction by up to 43 percent.
Researchers report a 23 percent reduction in both suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts among bullied students who exercised 4 or more days a week.
Two more reports that underscore the perils of sitting, one from the UK and one out of New York City.
Research in rats suggest that the increased blood flow that comes from exercise could actually slow tumors down.
A fitness expert offers a simple strength training regime you can start now to help avoid injury during snow shoveling next winter.
The Institute of Medicine’s number one recommendation to help mitigate the impacts of cognitive aging: be physically active.