Category: Exercise

The key to longevity: slow breathing?

They are a special category of lemurs, who live longer. And they do so because they can reduce their breathing from 200 beats a minute to 8 beats per minute (a state called torpor), when they are hibernating. …

To avoid cancer and death, stay fit

Yes of course it’s a no-brainer. But some of us need research to prove it. So here it is: Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, …

Have pain? Cross your fingers to relieve it!

What was once used to absolve you of lying, has now been proven by scientists to relieve pain. Crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds a new University College London research. The research, published …

Yoga for relieving Multiple Sclerosis symptoms

One woman’s journey towards finding answers to her multiple sclerosis (MS) led to her journey towards yoga. MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and central nervous system and was causing optic neuritis, an inflammation of the …

Anti-depressants are backward, say scientists

We always knew there was something wrong when anti-depressants were prescribed. Now, scientists from McMaster University have challenged doctors on this. The authors of the paper, posted by the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, studied existing research for evidence to support the …

Exercise is the best medicine, study shows

Date: July 11, 2014 Source: Queensland University of Technology Summary: Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death …

Diet or exercise? ‘Energy balance’ real key to disease prevention

Date: June 25, 2014 Source: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Summary: A majority of urban professionals in large cities are overweight or obese, a factor in the rapid rise in common diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, …

Yoga effective for chronic neck pain

Yoga has many benefits. It keeps the bones agile, the inflammation levels low, and releases toxins. A German study published in The Journal of Pain showed that yoga appears to be an effective treatment for neck pain and provides added benefits …

Yoga reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease

It’s always been known to relax the mind and body, and now there is proof that it will reduce your risk to get cardiovascular disease. Following a systematic review of 37 randomized controlled trials(which included 2768 subjects), investigators from …

Yoga beneficial for chronic low back pain

Lower back pain became less for patients who practised this relaxing ancient Indian exercise. Yoga classes were found to be more effective than a self-care book for patients with chronic low back pain at reducing symptoms and improving function, …

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