Hair care and maintenance issues are primary factors that deter African-American women from exercising, a major health concern for a group that has the highest rates of overweight or obesity in the country.
Physical activity significantly reduces the risk of dementia in older people. The effect of physical activity remained regardless of age, education or history of stroke or diabetes. Thirty minutes of physical activity three times a week had a significant impact on brain health.
Had a bad day? Extending your normal exercise routine by a few minutes may be the solution, according to researchers, who found that people's satisfaction with life was higher on days when they exercised more than usual.
Middle school students who are more physically fit make better grades and outperform their classmates on standardized tests, according to a newly published study from a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
SAN DIEGO, California – The benefits of exercise in nearly every aspect of physical health are well known, but evidence in recent years suggests a unique effect on some psychiatric disorders, prompting mental health clinicians to rethink treatment strategies and to consider the possibility of exercise not just in therapy but as therapy.
From the 80 million European runners, more than 37 million have suffered a running injury during sport practice in the last year. The Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) is working on the design of a new running shoe that integrates a measuring device that will provide training control and prevent injuries during running.
The device will consist of a microelectronic measurement system, capable of gathering and transmitting the athlete’s main biomechanical parameters. The information will be wirelessly transmitted to the runner’s mobile phone, where an application will inform him or her in real time about the planned activity and the performance achieved until that moment.
The mobile phone application can also integrate additional worthy information provided by other commercial devices currently used by runners such as heart rate monitors or GPS positioning provided by smartphones.
Conditioning as measured by maximum oxygen uptake appears to be the single greatest predictor of current and future health. Studies have shown that having a good endurance figure largely outweigh the risks associated with obesity, hypertension, and several other established risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases . The reason is probably that every cell in the body needs oxygen to live and perform.
Kondisjon målt som maksimalt oksygenopptak ser ut til å være den enkeltfaktor som sier mest om nåværende og fremtidig helse. Studier har vist at å ha et godt kondisjonstall i stor grad oppveier ris...
These days, there’s an app for everything small-business related, from easing the pains of payroll to holding virtual meetings with contractors on the other side of the world. And there’s also an app for everything when it comes to personal productivity, helping people keep efficient to-do lists and staying on top of their family matters.