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Medical News Today: How does exercise support health later in life?

New research shows that older adults who exercise regularly can perform everyday tasks more easily and gain independence. Swimming is a great way to stay fit in older age. Insufficient physical activity causes around 3.2 million deaths worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These declining levels of physical activity may be… Read More »

Here Is Another Reason To Exercise

An analysis of studies that followed that 544,000 people for an average of 12 years demonstrated that moderate to vigorous physical activity was associated with up to a 29 percent reduction in the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.   If you are looking for a good reason to begin an exercise program here it is.… Read More »

Aerobic exercise may improve thinking skills in adults of all ages

Numerous studies have shown that aerobic exercise can improve cognition in seniors, but a small new study finds that vigorous workouts boost thinking skills in younger adults as well. After a six-month aerobic regimen, adults aged 20 to 67 showed improvements in executive function – the cognitive processes important for reasoning, planning and problem solving… Read More »