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Too much holiday feasting? Daily exercise helps restore the balance-4482

Too much holiday feasting? Daily exercise helps restore the balance

During cold winter days and holiday festivities, it’s easy to consume food calories that are not burned off through physical activity. For one week, a small group of healthy young men restricted their daily activities to below 4,000 steps/day and increased their caloric intake by 50%. Half of them increased calorie intake by 75% and walked/ran on a treadmill for 45 minutes/day at 70% of maximum oxygen uptake, while being inactive the rest of the time.

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After a hospital stay, high-intensity exercise improves fitness-4279

After a hospital stay, high-intensity exercise improves fitness

Before leaving the hospital, 115 people with a chronic illness, ages 70-92 years, were randomly assigned to a high-intensity aerobic interval exercise program or low-intensity exercises and telephone support. After three months, both groups improved in scores on health-related quality of life and physical activity assessments. The high-intensity group significantly improved their scores on the Senior Fitness Test compared to those in the low-intensity group.

SOURCE: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, early view, doi:10.1111/jgs.12400 (August 8, 2013)

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Tai Chi, walking and jogging are effective for delaying mortality-4249

Tai Chi, walking and jogging are effective for delaying mortality

Information on physical activity participation in Tai Chi, walking and jogging was collect among 61,477 Chinese men, ages 40-75, participating in the Shanghai Men’s Health Study (2002–2009).

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Low-intensity exercise improves muscle strength and balance-4102

Low-intensity exercise improves muscle strength and balance

Exercise is a core prescription for preventing or reducing the negative consequences of osteoporosis, when bones become thin and brittle. Weight-bearing exercise and strength training cause muscles to pull on the bones, which can help bones maintain their density. Bone loss can speed up in women after menopause due to the drop in estrogen levels.

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Exercise slows functional decline from Alzheimer's disease-3660

Exercise slows functional decline from Alzheimer's disease

As cognitive skills decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease, so does the ability to function in everyday activities. To determine how effective physical activity could be on the functional abilities of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the Finnish Alzheimer Disease Exercise Trial, a randomized controlled study, was designed to compare different approaches to providing exercise.

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Resistance training improves ADL ability in people with Alzheimer's disease-3657

Resistance training improves ADL ability in people with Alzheimer's disease

Among 34 people with Alzheimer’s disease, half joined a resistance training group that performed five exercises for three sets of 20 repetitions, and the other half participated in a social group that featured group dynamics, reading and writing.

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