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Exercise Benefits Sleep.

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Questionnaires completed by 114 healthy middle-aged women revealed that those who regularly partake in aerobic exercise are more likely to both sleep at least seven hours a night and to awaken in the morning feeling rested.

Journal of Sports Medicine & Physical Fitness, July 2020

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Diabetes, Sleep Disorders, and Dementia

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Using data from the Korean Health Screening Cohort, researchers report that type 2 diabetics with a sleep disorder have a 46% higher risk for dementia than those without a sleep disorder.

Journal of Diabetes, July 2020

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Seat Incline and Spinal Alignment.

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Photographic analysis of twenty healthy volunteers using a variety of seat orientations revealed that a forward sloped seat is superior to both a flat and backward sloped seat for maintaining neutral spinal alignment and reducing forward head posture. The findings suggest a forward inclined seat pan may reduce an individual’s risk for developing spinal pain.

Medicine, July 2020

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Weightlifting Strengthens the Nervous System.

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The reticulospinal tract descends from the spinal cord from the brain and is mainly involved in locomotion and postural control. In a recent study, researchers observed that strength training can increase the response of the reticulospinal tract, which may be one way lifting weights improves athletic performance.

Journal of Neuroscience, June 2020

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High-Fiber Diet May Benefit Kidney Function.

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An analysis of blood samples and dietary information regarding 468 adults suggests that high fiber intake is associated with better renal function.

BMC Nephrology, July 2020

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