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Sports Help Bones 30 Years Later

December 18, 2014
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A study followed “397 retired male elite soccer players” for 30 year after they quit playing soccer. The researchers measured and evaluated their bone traits finding that “exercise-associated bone trait benefits are found long term after retirement from sports together with a lower fracture risk. This indicates that physical activity in youth could reduce...
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Physical Activity = Brain Power

December 9, 2014
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There are a number of published studies demonstrating the association between physical activity and cognition. Looking at these studies, researchers found that “results of the review support that physical activity is associated with cognition, but more research is needed to clarify the role of sex, intensity and type of physical activity and some psychological...
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More Calories Eating Out

December 4, 2014
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Home cooked meals are considered more nutritious by many people. A recent study found them to contain fewer calories as well. Researchers interviewed 12,528 people of all ages and found that “fast-food and full-service restaurant consumption, respectively, was associated with an increase in daily total energy (calories) intake of 813·75 kJ (194·49 kcal) and...
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Don’t’ Psych-Up Too Soon

November 6, 2014
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A study of athletes looked at the impact of “psyching-up” before they compete. Researchers tested “imagery vs. distraction” and looked at how long (0, 1, 2, 3, and 5 minutes) before their event short distance runners should tune themselves up mentally. The “findings showed that the imagery significantly improved sprint performance. Specifically, the imagery...
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Body Mass and Foot Joint Pain

November 4, 2014
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It is reasonable to believe that the more a person weighs, the more stain they place on their feet. While this may seem obvious, the first large study over an extended period of time was only recently conducted. Researchers looked at “body mass index (BMI) and foot joint pain (FJP) over a 5-year period...
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Magnesium Keeps Senior Women Fit

October 28, 2014
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Vitamin supplementation can be a very important way of maintaining health, especially for older adults. One study examined whether magnesium supplements could help improve physical function for older women. The study found that “daily magnesium oxide supplementation for 12 weeks seems to improve physical performance in healthy elderly women. These findings suggest a role...
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More Green Space = Longer Life

October 23, 2014
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The impact of green space (parks, gardens, etc.) in our community is many times underestimated. These are not only places to relax and exercise, they can increase the life expectancy (LE) and healthy life expectancy (HLE) of the people living around them. A study from The Netherlands notes “the quantity and particularly quality of...
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Slim Down to Reduce Hot Flashes

October 2, 2014
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A pilot study of overweight and obese menopausal women found that they were able to reduce their hot flashes. The study divided 40 women into weight loss and control groups. The results were that “women randomized to weight loss also showed greater reductions in questionnaire-reported hot flashes than did women in the control group.”...
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Athletes Need Their Vitamin D

September 18, 2014
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A recent study of NCAA athletes found that “more than one third had abnormal (low) vitamin D levels.” The authors went on to note that: Many studies indicate a significant prevalence of vitamin-D insufficiency across various populations. Recent studies have demonstrated a direct relationship between serum (vitamin D) levels and muscle power, force, velocity,...
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A “Multi-Modal” Approach to Weight Loss

September 11, 2014
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There are a multitude of different approaches to weight loss. For some people, a “multi-modal” approach using a combination of efforts can be more effective. A recent study found that a 13-week weight loss program “consisting of chiropractic adjustments/spinal manipulative therapy augmented with diet/nutritional intervention, exercise and one-on-one counseling” resulted in an average weight...
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