Exercise

Laughter Yoga + Exercise Improves Mental Health, Aerobic Endurance

Incorporating laughter yoga into a physical activity program could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise. In this Georgia State University study, older adults residing in four assisted-living facilities participated in a moderate-intensity group exercise program called LaughActive that incorporates playful simulated laughter...

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Laughter + Exercise Improves Mental Health and Aerobic Endurance for Older People

Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise. In this Georgia State University study, older adults residing in four assisted-living facilities participated in a moderate-intensity group exercise program called LaughActive that incorporates playful simulated laughter into...

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Exercise Increases Brain Size, Lowers Dementia Risk

Seniors Who Get Little to No Exercise Have 50 percent Greater Risk of Dementia Using the landmark Framingham Heart Study to assess how physical activity affects the size of the brain and one’s risk for developing dementia, UCLA researchers found an association between low physical activity and a higher risk...

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One Hour Physical Activity Offsets 8 Hours Sitting on Your “Bum”

One hour of brisk walking or cycling for pleasure may eliminate the harmful effect of sitting Physical inactivity costs the global economy over US$67.5 billion per year in health care costs and lost productivity A new study of over 1 million people finds that doing at least one hour of...

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Exercise May Slow Brain Aging by 10 Years for Older People

Exercise May Slow Brain Aging by 10 Years for Older People Exercise in older people is associated with a slower rate of decline in thinking skills. People who reported light to no exercise experienced a decline equal to 10 more years of aging according to research published in the online...

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Exercising 300 Minutes Per Week Reduces Fat in Postmenopausal Women

Exercising 300 Minutes Per Week Reduces Fat in Postmenopausal Women Postmenopausal women especially obese women who exercised 300 minutes per week were better at reducing total fat and other measures during a one-year clinical trial, a noteworthy finding because body fat has been associated with increased risk of postmenopausal breast...

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