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Category: Exercise

Researchers have identified a platelet-derived factor that improves cognition in mice and published their findings in Nature Communications. Finding the right molecules This paper begins with the same refrain common in discussions about the biological effects of exercise: the inability of some older people to conduct exercise in any real capacity and therefore the need...
Elderly Situps
According to a new study published in Aging Cell, previously sedentary old people who took up an exercise program were able to improve their fitness and maintain it for at least four years [1]. Better late than never When is it too late to engage in physical activity? The answer might be β€œnever”. Physical activity...
Planking
In a new expansive meta-analysis comparing several types of exercise, isometric exercises, which include wall squats and planks, were linked to the biggest decrease in blood pressure [1]. Lowering the pressure As is very well-known, exercise confers numerous health benefits, including age-related benefits, and it has been linked to lower cardiovascular and cancer risks, better...
A new study suggests that β€œweekend warriors”, people who only exercise for one or two days a week, enjoy similar cardiovascular benefits as those who exercise more regularly [1]. How crucial is a daily run? The consensus of medical studies practically implores people to engage in at least some exercise, with current research strongly suggesting...
According to a new study published in Nature Scientific Reports, while both aerobic and resistance exercise improve some aspects of skin aging, only the latter is able to increase skin thickness [1]. Exercise and skin – an overlooked connection Skin is the largest organ of the human body, providing a barrier that keeps us safe...
Elderly walking
Research published in Experimental Gerontology suggests that even smaller amounts of daily physical activity can benefit people over 60 [1]. Cardiometabolic health and physical activity The positive influence of exercise on health is widely known. However, the recommended 150 minutes per week of moderate-to-vigorous exercise can be a big challenge to older adults. With the...