Recent research strengthens the concept that physical activity not only benefits our bodies and hearts, but also improves our minds and moods. It is well known that older persons suffer depression at a high rate following cardiovascular disease events. However, in this study, researchers suggest that persons engaging in cardiorespiratory fitness during middle-age are less likely, in later life, to suffer depression in general and to avoid cardiovascular related death even if they are diagnosed with depression. Follow the link for details.
Being overweight is an accepted suspect for numerous metabolic syndromes, such as heart disease, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. Less known is the impact of obesity as a cancer causing agent. Read this short article for more information.
Research continues to show the direct benefit of exercise for our children’s physical and mental well-being. Exercise reduces childhood obesity and increases academic performance, according to study after study. Check out this link for summaries of 2 research projects which support this concept.
Exercise and Children: Better Brain Health, Less Obesity, Less Stress
We are killing ourselves in America. The good news? Exercise is medicine.
Exercise is medicine. And movement is exercise. Study after study continually show that exercise, even small bouts of exercise, is beneficial for our entire biological system. So, let’s move more!
Here, we read that some original researchers of a study regarding acceptable levels of Vitamin D did not intend for their research to create the resulting “pandemic” known as Vitamin D deficiency. Certain lifestyles require more Vitamin D (and other vitamins, for that matter) than others. We should always be skeptical of one-size-fits-all proclamations.
Nurturing our precious children must include improving their physical and cognitive health by increasing their daily physical activity. According to compelling research, a more active body makes for a more active mind. Watch the short video for more information.