physical activity

Planning to stop your exercise? It could elevate depressive symptoms

Planning to stop your exercise? It could elevate depressive symptoms

There is limited research into what happens with depressive symptoms when exercise is stopped.

Mar 23, 2018, 14:08 PM IST
The fountain of youth? Regular exercise for life can slow down ageing, claims study

The fountain of youth? Regular exercise for life can slow down ageing, claims study

The study showed that loss of muscle mass and strength did not occur in those who exercise regularly.

Mar 09, 2018, 15:57 PM IST
Listening to music while working out may help you exercise longer

Listening to music while working out may help you exercise longer

As per the study, music can have a powerful impact on our mood, signaling the brain to release feel-good and energy-boosting chemicals.

Mar 05, 2018, 11:30 AM IST
Walking the dog may help older adults live longer, suggests study

Walking the dog may help older adults live longer, suggests study

Clocking 150 minutes of weekly physical activity of any level, even if accumulated in short bouts, might be critical.

Feb 21, 2018, 11:26 AM IST
Exercise may lower Alzheimer's risk

Exercise may lower Alzheimer's risk

The study suggests that the lower the fitness level, the faster the deterioration of vital nerve fibres in the brain.

Feb 15, 2018, 18:34 PM IST
Daily exercise may boost better lung function among smokers

Daily exercise may boost better lung function among smokers

For the study, published in the journal Thorax, researchers used information collected from a long-standing collaboration between 25 European research centres in 11 countries.

Feb 06, 2018, 19:13 PM IST
Aerobic exercises may boost cognitive skills, delay Alzheimer's

Aerobic exercises may boost cognitive skills, delay Alzheimer's

The WHO also suggested older adults perform muscle-strengthening exercises on at least two or more days a week.

Jan 27, 2018, 16:19 PM IST
Proper exercise may reverse damage to ageing heart

Proper exercise may reverse damage to ageing heart

In an earlier study, researchers found that the exercise needs to be performed four-to-five times a week.

Jan 08, 2018, 18:50 PM IST
Your desk job may slowly be killing you – Here's what you can do

Your desk job may slowly be killing you – Here's what you can do

Continuous movement while sitting may increase metabolic rate more than standing at a desk, suggests a study.

Jan 05, 2018, 10:51 AM IST
Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

The level of exertion should be enough to work up a bit of a sweat but doesn't need to be so rigorous that you can't hold a conversation. 

Dec 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST
Moderate exercise and a Mediterranean diet helps reduce fat deposits: Study

Moderate exercise and a Mediterranean diet helps reduce fat deposits: Study

The greatest fat deposit decreases were hepatic (minus 29 per cent), visceral (minus 22 per cent) and intra-pericardial (minus 11 per cent).

Dec 18, 2017, 17:24 PM IST
Vigorous exercise could delay Parkinson’s disease

Vigorous exercise could delay Parkinson’s disease

Previously, it was thought high-intensity exercise was too physically stressful for individuals with Parkinson's disease.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:33 PM IST
Depend upon smartphone apps to track physical activity? They may be inaccurate

Depend upon smartphone apps to track physical activity? They may be inaccurate

According to the study, people who use the apps to track their physical activity are probably more active than the apps show.

Dec 07, 2017, 19:28 PM IST
Physical fitness may boost kids' academic performance

Physical fitness may boost kids' academic performance

The results showed that higher cardiorespiratory fitness was related to greater gray volumes, specifically in frontal regions, subcortical regions, temporal regions and the calcarine cortex region of the brain.

Nov 26, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
Physical activity, daily chores can help older women live longer

Physical activity, daily chores can help older women live longer

The amount of physical activity older women undergo while performing daily tasks equates to 30 minutes of light physical exercises.
 

Nov 17, 2017, 18:45 PM IST
Exercise regularly to boost brain functioning, says study

Exercise regularly to boost brain functioning, says study

The researchers reviewed 14 clinical trials, which examined the brain scans of 737 people before and after aerobic exercise programs. 

Nov 14, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
Exercise could curb the risk of premature death in older women: Study

Exercise could curb the risk of premature death in older women: Study

The study, led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital, investigated physical activity of women measured over seven days using a wearable device called a triaxial accelerometer.

Nov 07, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
Strength training may reduce risk of premature death, claims study

Strength training may reduce risk of premature death, claims study

The analysis also showed exercises performed using ones own body weight without specific equipment were just as effective as gym-based training.

Nov 06, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
Overweight and no time for gym? Ride a bike to work, suggest researchers

Overweight and no time for gym? Ride a bike to work, suggest researchers

The study said that biking to work can be as effective as working out in the gym.

Nov 02, 2017, 12:51 PM IST
Philippines makes it mandatory for sedentary workers to take regular 'standing' breaks

Philippines makes it mandatory for sedentary workers to take regular 'standing' breaks

Local media reports that according to the new rules, office workers must be given a five-minute break every two hours.  

Oct 23, 2017, 14:51 PM IST