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Exercise May Boost Brain Power in Alzheimer’s Patients.

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According to a study involving mice with a condition similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, exercise may trigger the production of new neurons in brain regions where memories are encoded, potentially slowing the progression of the disease.

Science, September 2018

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Exercise Doesn’t Affect Onset of Menopause.

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Is there a link between how much a woman exercises and her risk for early menopause? An analysis of twenty years of data concerning more than 107,000 women found no association between physical activity levels at any point in life and the early onset of menopause. Study director Dr. Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson writes, “Our results, in conjunction with other studies, provide substantial evidence that physical activity is not importantly associated with early menopause… we would encourage premenopausal women to be physically ...

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Nearly 1.5 Billion Adults Worldwide Face Disease Because of Inactivity.

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Living a sedentary lifestyle has put more than one-quarter of adults worldwide at risk for serious disease. Current guidelines call for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week. Based on an analysis of survey data, researchers report that nearly one-third of women and one-quarter of men worldwide failed to meet these levels in 2016, placing them at a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and certain types of cancer.

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Benefits of Swimming.

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Here are fifteen reasons to consider taking up swimming a form of exercise: it’s a whole-body workout, it builds cardiovascular strength, it’s suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, it’s a great skill to have, it’s beneficial for people with injuries, it’s good for people with disabilities, it can help those with asthma, it helps improve symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS); it’s safe to do during pregnancy; it helps burn calories; it adds variety and fun to your ...

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Active Teenagers Are Healthier.

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Encouraging teens to be physically active can lead to a number of health benefits. In a study that included 422 high school students, researchers found that teens who engaged in at least one hour of physical activity at least five days a week had a greater overall sense of wellbeing and life satisfaction; a lower risk for depression, including self-harm and suicide ideation; and a reduced risk for substance abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.
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