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Move more at work

Move more at work

There has been increasing interest in the risk and dangers of sitting for long hours at work. Individuals are concerned about their own health and companies are probably thinking about potential liability. While there is little doubt that extended periods of minimal activity, whether at home or work, is not a good idea, most people don't understand why it is bad for their health and what they sho...


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How Exercise Prevents Brain Fatigue

How Exercise Prevents Brain Fatigue

Researchers have long known that regular exercise increases the number of organelles called mitochondria in muscle cells. Since mitochondria are responsible for generating energy, this numerical boost is thought to underlie many of the positive physical effects of exercise, such as increased strength and endurance.

Exercise also has a number of positive mental effects, such as relieving depressio...


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How exercise affects your brain

How exercise affects your brain

Exercise is a highly metabolic process in which the muscle tissues increase their demand for oxygen and the secretion of waste products such as carbon dioxide. In response to these demands, the amount of blood pumped by the heart increases.

Increased blood flow

This increase in blood flow not only affects the muscle tissues but also reaches the brain, supplying more oxygen and fuel, enabling ...


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Are you Metabolically Flexible?

Are you Metabolically Flexible?

With overweight and obesity skyrocketing around the world, researchers are working hard to identify the causes so we can help those people whose weight is increasing and those whose attempts to lose weight fail.

The standard answer - calories in exceed calories out - sounds reasonable, but in practice the conscious restriction of calories does not seem to work very well for controlling weight and...


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Health Risks Passed on by Fathers

Health Risks Passed on by Fathers

Have you ever wondered how your health might affect that of your children? What about your grand-children?

If you're a female you probably have, as it has been accepted for some time that the health of the mother at conception and while carrying their baby influences the health of her child. But men probably haven't thought that their health has much effect on their descendants.

Well, research...


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