Archive for 'exercise'
Posted on 18. Apr, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
A lack of physical activity has been shown to cause as many deaths as smoking. A study published in the Lancet last year which involved researchers from around the world, estimated that one third of adults are not doing enough exercise. Exercise itself brings many benefits both physically and mentally, but not exercising brings with [...]
Posted on 18. Feb, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
Summer is coming to a close (for those down under at least) and with the onset of winter comes the cold and flu season. However you can reduce your risk of catching a cold by either meditating or exercising. This is according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study. Three groups of people either engaged in [...]
Posted on 06. Aug, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of many physical and mental health conditions, including type 2 diabetes and depression. Now US research has shown it can reduce the risk of psoriasis in women. Psoriasis is a skin condition that can cause distress to its sufferers. The study analysed the exercise habits of [...]
Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
A number of research studies have shown the importance of exercise to alleviate depression. Now research has looked at the effect of dance on depression levels. Researchers as Selcuk University in Turkey had 120 young adults take part in a 12 week study. Half the group underwent dance training three days a week for 12 [...]
Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
If you’re sat behind a desk at work, try to get up and walk every 20 minutes, especially after eating. Doing so may help reduce insulin and glucose levels that occur after a meal – increased levels of which have been linked with diabetes and heart disease. This is according to a study conducted by [...]
Posted on 16. Nov, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
A study of 1000 people found those people who exercised regularly were half as likely to catch a cold. Perhaps this is not surprising, given the boost to the immune system exercise brings. However, the researchers also found that people who believed themselves to be fit also had the same reduced risk. Other factors that [...]
Posted on 02. Nov, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
There is a lot of support for the link between exercise and reduced levels of depression. Some studies have suggested it can even prevent the onset of depression. UK and Norwegian researchers have recently published a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry which supports the link between exercise and reduced depression. However, they discovered [...]
Posted on 23. Aug, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
on its own is a great mood booster. Do it surrounded by nature and the benefits are even greater. A University of Essex study analysed 10 studies to see the impact exercising outdoors had. They found positive effects of increased mood and greater self-esteem occurred within just five minutes. Young people and people with mental [...]
Posted on 26. May, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
The fitter you are, the longer you will live. This is according to a research study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 4,384 middle and older aged adults had their fitness levels tested between 1986 and 2006. They were then followed for around nine years. When grouped in terms of fitness, the [...]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Parents who endorse vigorous physical are likely to have children who are themselves physically active. Such children also watched less television and spent fewer hours at a computer. However, gender differences were found in the study by Anderson which was published in the American Psychological Association journal Health Psychology. Boys received more encouragement from their [...]