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Small Alteration in Lifestyles Reduces Risk of Stroke

Small Alteration in Lifestyles Reduces Risk of Stroke | Longevity science | Scoop.it
One point increase in better score was linked to 8 percent lower risk of stroke. Those with optimum scores had a 48 percent less stroke and the risk factor dropped to 27 percent with average scores.
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Lifelong exercise can help you maintain speed and fitness as you age

Lifelong exercise can help you maintain speed and fitness as you age | Longevity science | Scoop.it

It’s inevitable: As you get older, you slow down. A 40-year-old runs more slowly than a 20-year-old. A 70-year-old can’t be expected to keep up with a 50-year-old on a bike or a hike. It’s only natural.

Well, no, it’s not.

 

 

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Fitness after 65 is no one-size-fits-all endeavor

Fitness after 65 is no one-size-fits-all endeavor | Longevity science | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's aging population is posing special challenges, fitness experts say, because it is difficult to design effective workout routines for people with such a wide range of abilities.

 

Physical activity can reduce the risk of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis...

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Why exercise slows memory loss in Alzheimer’s

Why exercise slows memory loss in Alzheimer’s | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A stress hormone produced during moderate exercise may protect the brain from memory changes related to Alzheimer’s disease

Via Dimitris Agorastos, Christina Mediate
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Natalie Stewart's curator insight, January 28, 2013 3:46 PM

A research team, led by Marie-Christine Pardon in the School of Biomedical Sciences, discovered that the stress hormone CRF—or corticotrophin-releasing factor—may have a protective effect on the brain from the memory changes brought on by Alzheimer’s disease.
CRF is most associated with producing stress and is found in high levels in people experiencing some forms of anxiety and depressive diseases. Normal levels of CRF, however, are beneficial to the brain, keeping the mental faculties sharp and aiding the survival of nerve cells.
 

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Whole body vibration may help elderly get up and go

When the elderly can't exercise, stints on a vibrating platform may help older adults become slightly stronger, faster and more agile, according to a small short-term study.

 

 

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Exercise May Add Years of Life

Exercise May Add Years of Life | Longevity science | Scoop.it

“Exercise can partially reverse the effects of the aging process ... a minimum quantity and quality of exercise decreases the risk of death, prevents development of certain cancers, lowers the risk of osteoporosis, and increases longevity.” (Gremeaux V et al. 2012)

 Now, a data analysis from Canada pinpoints the lifespan extension different groups can expect from regular, moderate exercise. 

 

 

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Again and again, exercise is proven to help increase life expectancy. More importantly, staying active will extend your quality life span, because you will remain healthier and retain vibrancy as you age.

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Aging healthfully is not just a matter of having good genes

Aging healthfully is not just a matter of having good genes | Longevity science | Scoop.it
As people grow older, they can benefit from paying attention to food, exercise, sleep and stress.
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Eating well and exercising, plus taking care of your stress and sleeping patterns go a long way towards preserving good health. Ray & Terry include these steps, as well as attentive medical care and personal research, in their TRANSCEND steps towards longer healthy life.

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Bake, sleep more, skip a meal, exercise, stress less, have a hobby

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Holiday fitness gifts trend from high-tech to basic

Holiday fitness gifts trend from high-tech to basic | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Looking for the perfect holiday present for a fitness fan? Gift offerings this year range from apps that can store a run in the country to be viewed later to gadgets so sophisticated they measure quality of sleep as well as calories burned.

 

There is also the revival of the humble foam roller, which experts say, like old-time push-ups, squats and planks, has never been more popular.

 

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Walking, cycling may ease cancer-related fatigue: study

The long-lasting tiredness of cancer patients has been blamed both on the cancer itself, including cancer-related pain, and on the effects of treatments such as chemotherapy. Prior studies point to talk therapy, nutrition counseling and acupuncture as possible remedies.

 

But light-to-moderate exercise has the advantage of being something people can do on their own time, for little or no cost, said the researchers, whose findings appeared in The Cochrane Library.

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Office Attack: stressed at work? Look out for your heart

LONDON (Reuters) - People who have highly demanding jobs and little freedom to make decisions are 23 percent more likely to have a heart attack compared with their less stressed out colleagues, according.

 

Perspective is needed, though. About 3% of heart attacks may come from work stress, but 36% come from smoking and 12% from sedentary living.

 

If you or someone you know can say 'yes' to 2+ of these points, lifestyle changes are in order.

 

-I work too hard, my job stresses me out

-I spend long hours sitting at my desk

-I rarely exercise

-I take cigarette breaks during the day

-I eat fast food or prepackaged food almost everyday

 

Please protect your heart.

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Fish oils 'help slow age decline'

Fish oils 'help slow age decline' | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Moderate exercise, and a regular intake of oily fish fatty acids, keeps elderly immobility at bay.

 

A small study of women found that omega-3 fatty acids plus exercise increased muscle strength by 20%, almost twice as much as when olive oil was used.

 

Exercise combats the natural muscle loss associated with aging. Maintaining adequate protein intake and staying active are already known to mitigate the rate of degeneration. It now appears that adding omega-3s could significantly boost this effect.

 

A larger study is planned, including men and women.

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"Exercise" shown to improve the performance of lab-grown muscle implants

"Exercise" shown to improve the performance of lab-grown muscle implants | Longevity science | Scoop.it

We all know that you need to exercise if you want to develop your muscles. As it turns out, however, exercise also makes lab-grown muscle implants more effective when introduced to the body.

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How Fit is Your City?

How Fit is Your City? | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Fitness is often a combination of personal choice and environmental support, experts say, and a ranking of the 50 healthiest U.S. cities seems to reinforce the theory.


High rates of physical activity helped to propel Minneapolis-St. Paul to the top of the list of the American College of Sports Medicine's 2012 American Fitness Index (AFI) for the second year in a row, while raised obesity levels and smoking pushed Oklahoma City to the bottom.

 

"When I say Minneapolis ranked No. 1, people give me an 'are you kidding me' kind of look," said Walter  

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Fitness ideas get financial muscle

Fitness ideas get financial muscle | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Ryon Lane wanted to run to yoga class. There was just one problem with that plan: his mat. A three-mile jog from Capitol Hill to Dupont Circle with a rolled-up piece of rubber resting on his shoulder wasn’t particularly appealing. So the lawyer hopped online to shop for a mat he could fold up and stash in a backpack.

Lane couldn’t find one, which is why people searching for a similar product today are stumbling across his Kickstarter campaign for the YogoMat. The lightweight design — with attached straps that allow for easy cleaning and drying in the shower — was something the 36-year-old developed for his own practice. When fellow students started asking about where they could buy one, Lane realized he had a business plan.

 

 

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Exercise as good as massage for sore muscles

Exercise as good as massage for sore muscles | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The aches and pains people suffer after working out more than usual can be relieved just as well by exercise as by massage, according to a new study.

"It's a common belief that massage is better, but it isn't better. Massage and exercise had the same benefits," said Lars Andersen, the lead author of the study and a professor at the National Research Center for the Working Environment in Copenhagen.

 

 

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Interval training can boost exercise effects while reducing a workout’s length

Interval training can boost exercise effects while reducing a workout’s length | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Want to cut the length of your workout while maintaining or even increasing the benefits? Try interval training, a type of cardiovascular workout in which you alternate bursts of peppier exercise with slower-paced recovery periods.

 

Intervals make you work more efficiently: Your overall intensity is greater, so the length of your workout can be cut by about 20 percent. Plus, a growing body of evidence suggests that this approach yields health benefits comparable or superior to traditional exercise.

 

 

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Caleb's comment, April 10, 2013 5:28 PM
Great way to being able to incorporate workouts into someones schedule while at the same time not taking too much time so as to allow more time for other things.
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Active Desk lets you burn calories while checking your email

Active Desk lets you burn calories while checking your email | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Many of us sit at a desk for extended periods each day – and that has doctors worried. Researchers are beginning to understand the associated health risks triggered by sitting for long durations, and suggest that people need to stand up, walk, and generally be more active throughout their day.

 

One way to get more exercise might be to try out the Active Desk, which combines a recumbent exercise bike with a work desk, allowing you to leisurely pedal off the pounds throughout the day.

 

 

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Amiigo smart fitness bracelet identifies more than 100 exercises

Amiigo smart fitness bracelet identifies more than 100 exercises | Longevity science | Scoop.it

There are quite a few wearable sensors designed to provide some high tech help getting fit, such as larklife and Fitbit. But a team of designers from Salt Lake City in the U.S. is convinced there’s room for their Amiigo, a fitness bracelet project currently going the crowdfunding route. Considering how fast the project has attracted support it seems that, yes, there is room for another player in this niche.

 

 

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Walking linked to fewer strokes in women

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Women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to suffer a stroke than women who walk less or not at all, according to new research from Spain.

 

"The message for the general population remains similar: regularly engaging in moderate recreational activity is good for your health," lead author José María Huerta of the Murcia Regional Health Authority in Spain told Reuters Health.

 

 

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To stay fit during holidays bend, don't break routine: experts

To stay fit during holidays bend, don't break routine: experts | Longevity science | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sticking to a fitness routine is not always easy, but holiday feasting, drinking and family can make it even harder.‘Tis the season, experts say, to bend your fitness routine so it...
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U.S. study quantifies the effects of exercise on life expectancy

U.S. study quantifies the effects of exercise on life expectancy | Longevity science | Scoop.it

How much life do you get from exercise?

 

To sum it up, the more you do it, the longer you live. For example, 75 minutes of brisk walking per week equates to an extra 1.8 years of life expectancy as opposed to staying sedentary. Increase that to 150–299 minutes of brisk walking per week and the gain in life expectancy goes up to 3.4 years. Make it 450 minutes per week and the estimated life expectancy jumps by 4.5 years.

 

The study also found that people whose weight is above the recommended level still benefit from physical activity .

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A 5K that you don’t need to train for, but a sense of humor is required: 32 before 32

A 5K that you don’t need to train for, but a sense of humor is required: 32 before 32 | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Glow in the dark 5Ks, moonlight bike rides and maybe, one day, rock climbing are the kind of fitness alternatives I’m finding myself drawn to. Exercise shouldn’t feel like a chore, and with options like these it sure as heck hasn’t been.

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Healthy Living in Old Age Can Add 6 Years to Life

Healthy Living in Old Age Can Add 6 Years to Life | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Following a healthy lifestyle can lead to a significantly longer life, even among people who are already well into their 70s, new research shows.

 

This study followed people in their mid-70s and older for almost twenty years. Researchers found a strong association between lifestyle and life expectancy.

 

"Physical activity was the single biggest predictor of longevity."

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Vitamin D pills may boost muscle power for overweight people

Vitamin D pills may boost muscle power for overweight people | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Supplementing a resistance training regime with daily doses of vitamin D may improve muscle power and help shed inches from the waistline of overweight and obese people, says a new study.
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People who walk a lot have lower risk of diabetes

Among people with low physical activity and a high risk of diabetes, those who walk more throughout the day are less likely to actually get the blood sugar disorder, according to new research.

 

The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, is part of a growing body of evidence that for people who get very little exercise, "even small amounts of activity will provide a really good return on their investment,"

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