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Can the Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle on the Heart Be Reversed?

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Living a mostly sedentary lifestyle can result in stiffening of the heart muscles and a less efficient cardiovascular system. In this study, researchers found that exercising four to five times per week for about 30-minutes, plus warm-up and cool-down, can lead to an 18% improvement in maximum oxygen intake during exercise and a more than 25% improvement in the elasticity of the left ventricular muscle of the heart.
Circulation, January 2018

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Get the Family Involved to Get Active.

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With today’s busy schedules, it can be difficult for family members to meet physically activity recommendations. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute suggests the following to get more active: schedule family exercise after dinner, on weekends, or during other blocks of free time; stay motivated by joining an exercise group or by having your kids participate in community sports; and engage in activities that don’t depend on good weather, such as indoor cycling, indoor swimming, stair climbing, rope skipping, ...

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Can Exercise Help Slow Cognitive Decline?

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Seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have an elevated risk for developing dementia. However, a review of data from eleven published studies indicates that adults with MCI can improve their cognitive function by engaging in an aerobic exercise routine.
International Journal of Nursing Studies, January 2018

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Exercise Reduces Chemotherapy-Related Neuropathy.

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Over half of patients receiving chemotherapy treatment experience numbness, tingling, pain, cold sensitivity, and motor impairment in their hands and feet. In this study, which featured over 300 cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, those who participated in a six-week walking and resistance training program reported a significant reduction in their neuropathy symptoms.
Supportive Care in Cancer, December 2017

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Staying Fit Cuts Diabetes Risk.

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Japanese researchers followed 7,804 adult males for over 20 years and found that those with higher fitness levels throughout the course of the study had up to a 53% lower risk for developing diabetes in comparison with participants who led mostly sedentary lives.
Journal of Epidemiology, December 2017

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