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Is inactivity or food the problem?

Is inactivity or food the problem?

It's a big debate amongst health professionals and researchers.

Is it increased food intake or lack of activity that is responsible for the rapidly increasing waist lines in countries such as America, the UK and Australia.

Most people would guess that it is the accessibility of food and bigger serving sizes that are the major culprit.

However, new research from Stanford University in California...


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Ride yourself to a longer life

Ride yourself to a longer life

Have you ever wondered if elite athletes live longer lives than less fit individuals?

A recently reported study looked at whether professional cyclists lived longer than non-athletes.

The study found French cyclists who had participated in the Tour de France between 1947-2012 lived longer than their same-age French counterparts.

The study was considering the possible negative effects of excessi...


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Exercise and Aging

Exercise and Aging

We might not worry about getting wrinkles but certainly everyone would rather those little lines would stop appearing on their face. And no doubt if there was a simple way to prevent wrinkles most people would do it.

Guess what? There is.

In a small study, scientists at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada found that exercise may not only keep skin younger, but may also reverse skin aging,...


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Stay fit now for long-term benefits

Stay fit now for long-term benefits

It's hard sometimes to stay committed to being fit and healthy. Work gets busy, family responsibilities take time, you aren't seeing improvements.

But avoiding conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, both more common in less active individuals, is just as important as losing a few kilograms of body fat.

Often the biggest benefits come later, and in many cases, years later.

A recent...


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Centenarians

Centenarians

A recent analysis in the United States identified 55,000 centenarians (people 100 years and older), most of whom were women (The Centenarian Population 2007-2011).

A study looked to find out what they were thinking about and what lifestyle factors might be contributing to their longevity.

Telephone surveys were conducted with 104 of the US residents who were or will be 100 in 2014, and 302 peopl...


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