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Doctors withhold life-saving exercise advice from 69% of bowel cancer patients

5/19/2015 - Patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the English National Health Service (NHS) in 2010 and 2011 were given a survey in 2013 titled "Living with and Beyond Colorectal Cancer." Over 15,000 respondents gave complete data for the study. The survey was focused on physical activity and questioned...

Moderate and regular physical activity shown better than any drug to lower Alzheimer's disease risk

8/13/2013 - Alzheimer's disease recently escalated to become the sixth leading cause of death in the US, as five million people presently live with the disease, causing an estimated 210 billion dollars in health care costs each year. Amazingly, one in three people will die with some form of Alzheimer's disease...

Moderate and regular physical activity lowers the risk of deadly stroke by twenty percent

7/31/2013 - Stroke incidence continues to rise in western cultures, ranking as the third leading cause of death in the US this year. Cerebrovascular disorders, similar to heart disease, cancer and dementia, are largely preventable lifestyle diseases fueled by dietary indiscretions, environmental and household exposure...

Evidence that physical activity and lifestyle help prevent Alzheimer's disease

11/30/2012 - An overwhelming amount of evidence has been released in scientifically validated, peer reviewed research studies to confirm that many chronic illnesses are not the result of natural aging, but rather years and decades of sub-optimal nutrient intake, consumption of processed and synthetic foods and exposure...

Physical activity lowers breast cancer risk by nearly 30 percent

6/29/2012 - Most health-minded individuals understand the importance of regular physical activity to maintain optimal health and prevent a host of chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and diabetes to stroke and dementia. In the past, studies have suggested that regular exercise may reduce the risk of certain...

Regular physical activity and active lifestyle lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

5/5/2012 - Scientific studies have previously demonstrated that many lifestyle factors as well as diet can have a major impact on genetic expression that either promotes or inhibits the development of Alzheimer's dementia. Recent studies have demonstrated that insulin signaling and resistance in the brain result...

Physical activity and lifestyle changes cut Alzheimer`s dementia risk in half

8/18/2011 - Would you be willing to make six simple lifestyle changes if you knew you could lower your risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease by 50%? Researchers publishing the result of a study in the journal Lancet Neurology found that the exploding incidence of this horrific form of dementia is due in large...

Physical Activity Offers Hope for Fatigue and Depression

1/7/2010 - Published online November 30th 2009, in advance of the print edition of Psychosomatic Medicine, a new study by Dr. Edward McAuley, Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois in Champaign, has found that physical activity may reduce depression and fatigue by increasing...

Physical Activity Improves Longevity: It is Never Too Late to Start

3/25/2009 - A Swedish study recently published in the British Medical Journal has given those who have reached or passed middle age hope and encouragement to begin a new healthy lifestyle, having discovered that starting a solid exercise regime after the age of 50 can raise one's level of longevity to that of those...

Lack of Physical Activity Causes Mental Decline

7/25/2008 - Being inactive increases the risk of developing depression or dementia, according to studies presented at a conference of the British Nutrition Foundation. According to Nannette Mutrie of the University of Strathclyde, researchers are coming to understand how important physical activity is for psychological...

Study suggests TV watching lowers physical activity (press release)

9/28/2006 - A study of low-income housing residents has documented that the more television people say they watched, the less active they were, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and colleagues report. The findings of television's effects on physical activity are the first to be based on objective...

More Midlife Physical Activity Leads to More Old-Age Mobility (press release)

9/26/2006 - More physical activity in midlife translates to more physical mobility in old age, researchers conclude in a new study of older adults living in the Chianti region of Italy. “Previous studies have shown that physical activity in midlife can help prevent a variety of chronic diseases,” said lead investigator...

Physical activity extends life of patients with peripheral artery disease (press release)

9/5/2006 - Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who are physically active have death rates less than one third those in PAD patients who are inactive, according to research reported in the July issue of the journal Circulation. "We found that there is a survival benefit for patients with PAD who are...

Physical education is key to improving a child's confidence, brainpower and long-term health

8/2/2006 - One of the most important things parents can give to their children is a physical education or involvement in organized sports activity. Physical education has slipped in priority over the last few years, especially in our public schools. Some schools don't even have recess anymore. They're producing...

Physical activity linked to improved glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes (press release)

7/20/2006 - Children with type 1 diabetes who exercise regularly may have improved blood glucose levels compared with those who do not, and regular physical activity does not appear to increase the risk of severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels), according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics...

Exercise in childhood and adolescence may stave off osteoporosis (press release)

7/20/2006 - Recent studies indicate that exercise can help build and maintain healthy bones. But just how early should one start? At the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada this week, several studies highlighted the importance of exercise in children and adolescents for building peak bone mass...

Even 5-10 minutes of daily physical activity can improve health

4/28/2005 - We know from a vast library of research that physical exercise prevents heart disease, lowers high blood pressure, reduces LDL cholesterol, improves digestion, speeds food transit through your large intestine, oxygenates internal organs, improves joint flexibility, enhances mental function, prevents...

Sedentary lifestyle causes more deaths than smoking, says study

7/28/2004 - Following a sedentary lifestyle is more dangerous for your health than smoking, says a new study reported in the South China Morning Post, and carried out by the University of Hong Kong and the Department of Health. In the study, researchers looked at the level of physical activity in people who died...

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