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Genes and Exercise

Genes and Exercise

Do you blame bad genes on your shape and weight?

Do you know someone who does?

While there is little doubt that some people tend to store fat more better than others and some people just never seem to put on weight, having a so-called obesity gene doesn't necessarily doom you to being fat.

Provided you stay active.

A meta-analysis (where they study studies) that included 45 studies of 218,...


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Being fit now protects you from dementia later in life

Are you thinking you might wait until you have more time or until you retire until you get fit. Or until the kids get older and you have more time for yourself.

That might not be a good idea if the results of a recent study are anything to go by.

The study found that higher fitness levels in midlife are associated with a lower risk for dementia in later life.

The research, from The Cooper Insti...


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Add Years to Your Life

Add Years to Your Life

It seems obvious that following a healthy lifestyle can lead to a longer life, but new research has shown that adopting healthy lifestyle habits can add years, even among people who are already well into their 70s.

Getting regular exercise, staying engaged with friends and family, and abstaining from smoking were all associated with longer life in a study that followed people in their mid-70s and...


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Stay fit in the middle years for old age benefits

In a recently reported study researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute have found that being physically fit during your 30s, 40s, and 50s not only helps extend lifespan, but it also increases the chances of aging healthily, free from chronic illness.

Previous research has shown that high cardiorespiratory fitness levels lessen the risk of death, but until now it had b...


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Don't exercise for hours

Don't exercise for hours

It has generally been accepted that people wanting to lose weight need to do more exercise than someone who isn't focused on their weight.

However a recent study has shown that for anyone wanting to lose weight, you may not need to "exercise" more.

The study found that people who exercised for just half an hour a day lost a third more weight than those who did an hour long work out.

T...


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