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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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Poor sleep a Heart Health Risk

Poor sleep a Heart Health Risk

Are you getting enough quality sleep? Are you sleeping longer than you should? Poor sleep habits may put you at higher risk for early signs of heart disease when compared to those who get adequate, good quality sleep, according to a study published in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

It is becoming more widely accepted that poor or not enou...


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Exercise and aging - a study

Exercise and aging - a study

Have you ever wondered what your brain will be like when you got old and whether it will survive the test of time and let you stay sharp until you die?

Or whether any of the recommended ways to maintain your brain structure and function actually make any difference. (with exercise being at the top of the list)

A few years ago, Olga Kotelko, a 93-year-old Canadian track-and-field athlete with mo...


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