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Five-Minute Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training Lower Blood Pressure as Well as Exercise & Meds

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 14 August 2021
Five-Minute Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training Lower Blood Pressure as Well as Exercise & Meds
Working out just five minutes daily via High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), a practice described as "strength training for your breathing muscles," lowers blood pressure and improves some measures of vascular health as well as, or even more than, aerobic exercise or medication. The study, published in JAMA from University of Colorado, Boulder, is evidence that this ultra-time-efficient maneuver could play a key role in helping aging adults fend off cardi...
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Tai Chi Mirrors the Benefits of Conventional Exercise in Adults with Central Obesity

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 22 June 2021
Tai Chi Mirrors the Benefits of Conventional Exercise in Adults with Central Obesity
The gentle meditative exercise of tai chi may be as beneficial as other more vigorous forms of activity when measuring central obesity. This study found that tai chi reduced waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults with abdominal obesity in a study done by investigators at the University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Chinese Academy of Sciences; and UCLA. As is well known, central obesity is a major manifestation of metabolic syndrome, including central obesi...
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Obesity, Physical Activity, and Nutrition: Age calculator shows us failing test of time

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 21 June 2021
Obesity, Physical Activity, and Nutrition: Age calculator shows us failing test of time
Insurer AIA has developed The Vitality Age Calculator aiming to prompt people to consider taking small steps to improve their health and wellbeing. The calculator asks participants a range of questions about their exercise, diet, smoking, and alcohol consumption. It then produces a 'health and wellbeing' age to be compared against the participants chronological age. Gen X was the worst performing generation, while Millennials had the best BMI and drank the least alcohol making the...
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Physical Activity During Cancer Treatment

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 21 June 2021
Physical Activity During Cancer Treatment
Staying active during cancer treatment can be difficult. Side effects, appointments, and stress can make it hard to keep moving. But physical activity during cancer treatment can help you feel better and improve your quality of life. It actually helps improve side effects. Here are five questions patients ask when thinking about physical activity during their treatment. Q. How can physical activity help me during my treatments?
A. A lot of research shows that physical activity can help incr...
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Empowerment through Exercise

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 20 June 2021
Empowerment through Exercise
Extensive research has shown that regular exercise can reduce the risk of a wide range of chronic diseases, from type 2 diabetes to osteoarthritis, and potentially even cancer. However, have you considered how exercise can be beneficial if you've already been diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing treatment? If you've completed your cancer treatment, what role can exercise play in restoring and maintaining your physical and emotional well-being? Many patients with cancer, as well ...
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