MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- Boosting your muscle strength could help ward off type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Even moderate amounts of resistance exercise may help prevent type 2 diabetes, said the study's corresponding author, Duck-chul Lee. He's an associate professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University.
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Jog for long enough or engage in just about any physical activity that gets the heart pumping, and the result can be a feeling of euphoria commonly known as a runner's high.
Sure, it feels good, but does higher-intensity exercise lead to better health?
FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 -- When it comes to monitoring physical activity, we've come a long way from pedometers that only counted steps.
Today's health trackers use sensors to monitor movement and store and analyze the data. You can track calories burned, calories consumed, your heart rate during and after exercise, and even how long you sleep. Like a personal coach, a tracker can motivate you to reach goals and strive for new ones.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Heart-pumping exercise benefits the brain, improving thinking skills even in younger adults, a small study suggests.
For the study, scientists tracked more than 130 adults, aged 20 to 67. The investigators found that aerobic exercise increased participants' overall fitness as well as their so-called executive function -- thinking skills that are key to reasoning, planning and problem-solving.