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Tag: Exercise

Older man exercising
A new review summarizes our knowledge about lifestyle interventions, such as exercise, healthy diet, and good sleep, that can possibly reduce cellular senescence [1]. What do we do with a senescent cell? Why we Age: Cellular SenescenceAs your body ages, more of your cells become senescent. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues...
High protein diet
A new study suggests that high protein intake leads to fat gain and worse metabolic outcomes, but some of these effects are blocked by resistance training. Low protein consumption resulted in less muscle gain but did not affect strength [1]. The protein debate One of the most hotly debated topics in nutritional science is how...
Elderly brain
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...