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10 Minute Swims Improve Women’s Hearts

July 24, 2014
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According to a recent study, 10 minutes of high-intensity swimming (swimming as fast as you can) three-times a week lowers blood pressure, reduces resting heart rate and reduces fat for women with mild high blood pressure. After a 15-week trial, researchers found “high-intensity intermittent swimming is an effective training strategy to improve cardiovascular health...
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Exercise for ADHD?

July 8, 2014
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An interesting study looks at how daily exercise might impact people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The investigators found that “the present results suggested that treadmill exercise might exert ameliorating effect on ADHD through reduction of Purkinje cell loss and astrocytic reaction in the cerebellum.” While this was a study on rats, it has...
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Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain

May 8, 2014
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In additional to chiropractic care, an “individually designed” exercise program has also been shown to help relieve chronic low back pain (LBP). Researchers found that an “individually designed exercise therapy program for chronic LBP was associated to clinically significant functional improvement both on discharge and at 1 year. Only severe pain intensity predicted poor...
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Advil Not for Athletes

February 18, 2014
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Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) is often used to address minor pain. Sold over-the-counter, it is considered by many to be a “safe” drug. Yet, it is widely known that all drugs have side effects, some of which are not readily known for decades (ibuprofen was patented in 1961. A recent study found that use...
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Exercise for Brain Health

November 7, 2013
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An interesting study looks at how exercise impacts brain health in seniors over 70. Specifically, the study looked at how a higher level of physical activity would impact brain atrophy (brain shrinkage) and white matter lesions (WML), which are dead cells in the brain that can cause a loss of memory, vision and cognitive...
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Larger Waistline = Less Sex for Men

August 20, 2013
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A recent study examined if a larger waist circumference (WC) is predictive of a greater severity of lower urinary tract symptoms. The study looked at men over 40 years old who had waistlines less than 35”, 35”-40” and over 40”. The results of the study were that: “WC was significantly and positively associated with...
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Exercise Lowers Diabetes Risk

August 8, 2013
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A recent study found that men can dramatically lower their risk of type 2 diabetes through weight training and aerobic exercising. Researchers “observed a dose-response relationship between an increasing amount of time spent on weight training or aerobic exercise and lower risk of T2DM.” The study results showed that “engaging in weight training or...
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Spend More Active Time with Children

August 1, 2013
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An interesting study attached accelerometers and GPS devices on parents and children in order to record how they spent their time together. The study sought to determine how much active time parents spent with their children vs. passive time. The results were not positive. On average, parents and children “spent 2.4 (minutes per day)...
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Wii-Fit Improves Balance & Gait in Seniors

July 9, 2013
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While some may think that video games are just for kids, a recent study found that seniors could also be fans. The study looked at ways of improving balance and gait in seniors with mild Alzheimer’s dementia (AD). They noted that “This pilot study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of Wii-Fit in an assisted...
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Cure for Common Cold: Meditation & Exercise

July 2, 2013
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There are many effective ways to maintain your health without drugs. A recent study divided patients into three groups (control, meditation, exercise). The meditation group received 8-week training in mindfulness meditation. The exercise group received 8-week training in moderate-intensity sustained exercise. The control group did neither. By the end of the cold and flu...
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