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Evening exercise doesn't disrupt your sleep

I wrote recently about how exercise is useful to help you help you sleep better, but that it takes time to be effective. One session is not going to miraculously send you off into a deep slumber.

For a long time, the common belief has been that exercising late in the day or evening will keep you awake. Some people have no doubt used this as an excuse not to exercise.

A recent report dispels that...


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Muscles add years to your life

Muscles add years to your life

The older you get, the more important strength training and maintaining muscle mass is.

New research from UCLA suggests that the more muscle mass older people have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. These findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition is a better predictor of all-cause mortality than using Body Mass Index (BMI).

The study, published in the American...


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Exercise helps you sleep better - in the long term

Exercise is a common prescription for insomnia.

But if you have trouble sleeping, spending 45 minutes exercising one day won't translate into better sleep that night, according to research done at Northwestern University in the US.

This is the first long-term study to show aerobic exercise during the day does not result in improved sleep that same night when people have existing sleep problems. ...


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Being fit protects your eyes

Being fit protects your eyes

The more scientists investigate the effects of exercise, the more reasons they find for why we all need to be as fit as possible.

A recent study has found that it protects our eyesight.

In a recent study, reported in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers reported that moderate aerobic exercise helps to preserve the structure and function of nerve cells in the retina after damage.

The finding...


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Give your metabolism a boost

Give your metabolism a boost

Boosting your metabolism is the key to life-time weight management, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several factors. Some people inherit a fast metabolism. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even while resting because they naturally have more muscle tissue.

For most people, metabolism declines steadily after age 40. Although you can't control your age, gender, or genetics...


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