Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Brief and *FIT BODY* and NAPC

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Aerobics Keep the Brain Young

Aerobics Keep the Brain Young

Exercise such as brisk walking or jogging for 45 minutes protects not just the heart but the brain from age-related decline.

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Tai Chi Eases the Blues

Tai Chi Eases the Blues

Weekly lessons in tai chi along with thrice-weekly home practice sessions significantly lowered depression in Boston Chinese-Americans.

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Aerobics Improve Brain Function

Aerobics Improve Brain Function

People with mild cognitive impairment that exercised aerobically four times a week for six months had increases in overall brain volume and gray matter and enjoyed better cognitive functioning.

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Yoga Eases Eating Disorders

Yoga Eases Eating Disorders

In two studies, regular yoga classes or individual practice lowered anxiety, depression and negative thoughts in people with eating disorders.

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Tart Cherry Aids Runner Performance

Tart Cherry Aids Runner Performance

Young adult distance runners in Texas taking a powered tart cherry supplement for 10 days improved their running time and reported a third less muscle soreness.

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High-Intensity Workouts May Keep People Coming Back

High-Intensity Workouts May Keep People Coming Back

Sedentary Canadian adults that underwent high-intensity interval training found it more enjoyable that those who performed ongoing moderate exercise.

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Not-So-Speedy Pedaling Boosts Benefits

Not-So-Speedy Pedaling Boosts Benefits

Biking a half hour to work improves brain function, but if pollution hangs in the air, a moderate pace of 8 miles per hour tests best for overall health.

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Barefoot Running Improves Technique

Barefoot Running Improves Technique

Spanish athletes that ran barefoot for 12 weeks during a study saw positive changes in their foot rotation while running and landed more often in a desirable mid-foot position.

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Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

A Finnish twins study found that people that exercised physically in middle age were less likely to be cognitively impaired when elderly.

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Music Makes Exercise Easier

Music Makes Exercise Easier

Individuals that worked out to music rather than silence felt less fatigued and exercised more effectively.

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