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Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health: Study

Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health: Study | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

People who exercise 2.5 to 7.5 hours a week have better mental health, but more than that is associated with poorer mental health, a new study suggests.
Researchers compared mental health to exercise by analyzing self-reported data from more than 7,600 adults who took part in a U.S. national survey.

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Eliminate Excuses

Eliminate Excuses | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
Sitting on the couch in my pj’s or sweats on a lazy Saturday I think to myself, “I should go outside for a walk, the weather is great”.  But then that little devil on the other sh...
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Lifting Weights Protects Against Metabolic Syndrome, Reports Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

People who lift weights are less likely to have metabolic syndrome—a cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes, reports a study in the October issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal...
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Active Voice: Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level Trump LDL-Cholesterol Level for Predicting CHD Mortality?

Active Voice: Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level Trump LDL-Cholesterol Level for Predicting CHD Mortality? | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

Why is this important?
Billions of dollars are spent each year on medications which lower LDL cholesterol. While lowering LDL levels undeniably decreases the risk of CHD mortality, focusing only on LDL is clearly not enough. Health professionals need to do a better job promoting physical activity, and the public needs to do a better job following through on our advice. Regardless of LDL level, men need to achieve at least a moderate level of CRF in order to achieve the lowest risk of CHD mortality possible. Most men should be able to achieve moderate CRF by meeting the current ACSM public health guidelines for physical activity (at least 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity or at least 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity).
Previous work with this Cooper Clinic cohort has shown again and again that CRF trumps fatness as a predictor of various health outcomes. Our current paper suggests that CRF also trumps LDL cholesterol level with respect to CHD mortality in men. As is so often stated, "If the benefits of regular physical activity could be put into a pill, it would be the most widely prescribed and most beneficial of all medications."

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5 Myths about Older Adult Exercise

5 Myths about Older Adult Exercise | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

As we age, many of us buy into the notion that we can’t do certain activities because we are 55 or 65 or 75 or even 85. This is a myth! There are numerous studies showing that older adults can benefit both physically AND mentally from exercise! Here are 5 reasons why exercise is not only good for older adults but also important for their health:

Myth 1: Older adults can’t make significant muscle gains.

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Exercise Helps Prevent Early Cardiovascular Aging In Type 2 Diabetics

Exercise Helps Prevent Early Cardiovascular Aging In Type 2 Diabetics | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
Although it is inevitable that a person will grow old, it is well-known that we all age at different rates, and cardiovascular systems in individuals with type 2 diabetes show indications of a...
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How Sitting Too Long Affects Your Body

How Sitting Too Long Affects Your Body | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
Did you know that sitting too long can cause blood clots and increases the risk of high blood pressure? These are just a few of the interesting facts in this infographic from CBC.
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If the benefits of exercise were in a pill would you take it?

If the benefits of exercise were in a pill would you take it? | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

If the benefits of exercise could be put into a pill would you take it?

If so why would you take it? Most likely because you know that pill is extremely helpful. It would make your muscles stronger, including your heart muscle thus decreasing risk of death from heart disease. It would lower your bad cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and blood sugar, and increase the good cholesterol. It would improve your memory. It would slow osteoporosis. It would make you less likely to have falls. It would improve your mood and lessen symptoms of depression.

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How (In)Accurate Are Calorie Counters at the Gym?

How (In)Accurate Are Calorie Counters at the Gym? | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
Find out which cardio machines dramatically stretch the truth.
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40 Facts about Fitness [Infographic] | News I Like

40 Facts about Fitness [Infographic] | News I Like | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

40 facts about fitness

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The Case For Morning Workouts: 5 Reasons Why AM Exercise Is Best

The Case For Morning Workouts: 5 Reasons Why AM Exercise Is Best | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
Do you wake up just needing that breakfast sandwich? Cravings can be hard to ignore, but they might be more manageable with a little morning exercise, according to a small study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
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Kirk Fontaine's comment, September 25, 2012 1:05 PM
I totally agree but I also believe that it depends on the individual and their situation
Rehabmyheart's comment, September 26, 2012 5:09 AM
I agree with your Kirk it depends on the situation some people are limited in the AM with health issues, or time constraints.
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How exercise can change your life - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

How exercise can change your life - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
A world authority on exercise, Professor Steven Blair from the University of South Carolina, recently visited Australia and he talks about the importance of being fit and how being fit is more likely to save your life than being less fat.

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The Role of Healthy Lifestyles in Healthy Aging

The Role of Healthy Lifestyles in Healthy Aging | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

“Healthy aging” refers to both the quality and quantity of life—adding life to our years and years to our life. The anthropologist Ashley Montagu once said, “The best way to age is to die young as late as possible.” Living longer without illness is a goal for most people. Healthy aging is influenced by genetics, as well as by lifestyle factors such as being physically active, not smoking, and maintaining body weight within a normal range.

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Extended exercises may improve people’s satisfaction with life

Had a bad day? Extending your normal exercise routine by a few minutes may be the solution, according to Penn State researchers, who found that people's satisfaction with life was higher on days when they exercised more than usual.

"We found that people's satisfaction with life was directly impacted by their daily physical activity," said Jaclyn Maher, graduate student in kinesiology. "The findings reinforce the idea that physical activity is a health behavior with important consequences for daily well-being and should be considered when developing national policies to enhance satisfaction with life."

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Nordic Walking Up On The Sleeping Bear Dunes And The National Lakeshore

Nordic Walking Up On The Sleeping Bear Dunes And The National Lakeshore | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
I always use my trusty one-piece Nordic Walking Poles and always make sure everyone else has the perfect length poles for their hike across the legendary Sleeping Bear Dunes.
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Exercise May Trump Mental Activity in Protecting Against Brain Shrinkage

Exercising regularly in old age may better protect against brain shrinkage than engaging in mental or social activities, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American...
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Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests

Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

For overweight people with diabetes, intensive exercise and dieting not only aids weight loss, it can also help train their fat cells to produce a hormone believed to boost production of "good" cholesterol, according to a new study.
And this so-called "good" cholesterol, or HDL cholesterol, has been linked to positive effects for cardiovascular health.

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Trapit

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The curriculum at the South Lawrence 5th Grade Academy is based in part on the notion that exercise improves brain function and stimulates learning. According to Dr. Majid Fotuhi, the Chairman of the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness in Baltimore, studies support the idea that exercise can improve learning efficiency for children.
“There’s a great deal of data that show better fitness is associated with better brain function,” Fotuhi said. “There have been some studies that show that at least one hour of exercise is good for improved learning, but much of the data is associated with kids who are in good physical shape and kids who function well.”

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Exercise Top ten myths

Exercise Top ten myths | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

wellness...Exercise top ten myths

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Do You Make Excuses For Not Exercising?

Do You Make Excuses For Not Exercising? | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
Many people find they have valid reasons for this approach, but are they really reasons or merely dressed-up excuses?
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Trapit

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Can’t afford to workout? Can you afford not to?
The cost of working out depends on the level of luxury one requires in order to actually work out. It seems to be a likely excuse, “I can’t afford a gym membership,” is really no excuse at all.Trap.it: Rule the web....
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Family Health: How does your family strength train?

Family Health: How does your family strength train? | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

WHAT DOES YOUR FAMILY DO TO STRENGTH TRAIN?
Many don't incorporate strength training into their fitness routine. Children may be physical with playing soccer, basketball etc.but may not get strength training. By building muscle strength you improve the metabolism, making you less likely to gain excess weight, strengthens the bones, makes you less prone to injury.

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Easy bodyfat% calculator. Can you find yourself in this map?

Easy bodyfat% calculator.  Can you find yourself in this map? | Exercise for health | Scoop.it

Here is an easy way to figure out your bodyfat%


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AlGonzalezinfo's comment, September 25, 2012 1:37 PM
Thanks Kirk, yeah, not the most accurate way but I can eyball it and get a sense of where I am after a few years of competing :)
Kirk Fontaine's comment, September 25, 2012 2:13 PM
And I would say I'm within a 20% 19% range
Rehabmyheart's comment, September 26, 2012 5:11 AM
The challenge is mentally to truly see your body, not exaggerating the pounds or the lack of the pounds, and not vision yourself under the number you would like to represent you, but where you are in terms of body fat.
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Many Years Young: It may be a record year for exercise

Many Years Young: It may be a record year for exercise | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
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Kirk Fontaine's comment, September 22, 2012 5:35 AM
Well that sounds good I just hope the trend keeps increasing each year
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Yoga for Depression

Yoga for Depression | Exercise for health | Scoop.it
Studies suggest that the practice of yoga for depression and anxiety, disorders associated with low GABA levels, be explored as a possible treatment.

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Kirk Fontaine's comment, September 20, 2012 5:34 AM
Great article , Good information to know thanks AlGonzalezinfo
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, September 20, 2012 8:03 AM
Thanks Kirk, Thoughtbug and Fitness Frank are posting really good scoops!