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Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Both bacterial diversity in the gut and regular exercise are important when it comes to health. But how are the two related? A new study uncovers the effect that exercise has on our health by adjusting the balance of the gut microbiome. New research finds out how exercise could support bacterial diversity in the gut. […]

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How does exercise prompt fat to benefit metabolism?

How does exercise prompt fat to benefit metabolism?

An international team of scientists has uncovered molecular evidence of how exercise benefits metabolism and health through its effect on fat. The evidence reveals that fat plays an active role in the process. New research offers a molecular explanation of why exercise has a positive effect on metabolism. The finding follows earlier work in which […]

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Best exercises and remedies for plantar fasciitis

Best exercises and remedies for plantar fasciitis

Foot stretches and exercises can help plantar fasciitis by relieving pain, improving muscle strength, and promoting flexibility in the foot muscles and ligaments. Overuse, strain, and inflammation on the plantar fascia ligament that connects the heel to the toes cause the foot injury that doctors refer to as plantar fasciitis. The tissue that the condition […]

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What is the trapezius muscle?

What is the trapezius muscle?

The trapezius is one of the upper back muscles. It is a large triangular muscle that runs from the occipital bone in the skull to the thoracic spine in the back. It extends to the width of the shoulders. The muscle separates into three sections: the superior, middle, and inferior. Each segment of the muscle […]

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Stair-climbing exercise ‘snacks’ boost health

Stair-climbing exercise ‘snacks’ boost health

Time is no longer an excuse for not exercising, as new research finds that even a few minutes of stair climbing at intervals every day is enough to improve cardiovascular and overall health. New research finds that even brief bouts of stair climbing can bring unexpected health benefits. Several recent studies have pointed out the […]

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Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?

Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?

Millions of people live with high blood pressure, which can place them at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. For this condition, doctors typically prescribe blood-lowering drugs, but could exercise help just as well? A new study suggests that exercise can be just as effective as drugs when it comes to keeping blood pressure under control. […]

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What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

A lateral collateral ligament sprain occurs when the ligament on the outer side of the knee tears. This type of sprain is most common in people who play contact sports, such as football. While knee injuries represent up to 39 percent of all injuries in athletes, lateral ligament injuries are less common. Many lateral collateral […]

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Regular exercise can keep the body decades younger

Regular exercise can keep the body decades younger

In a new study involving people over 70 who have exercised regularly for years, scientists discovered that the participants’ hearts, lungs, and muscles were in equivalent shape to those of people in their 40s. Regular exercise could help keep the body young, new research shows. Researchers from the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University […]

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Strength training tied to better heart health than aerobic

Strength training tied to better heart health than aerobic

Exercises that build strength can benefit the heart more than aerobic activities, such as walking and cycling, according to recent research. New research suggests that strength training is the best exercise for heart health. A survey of 4,000 adults revealed that static activity, such as strength training, had stronger links to reduced risk of cardiovascular […]

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How to strengthen the lower back

How to strengthen the lower back

Doing exercises to strengthen the lower back can help alleviate and prevent lower back pain. It can also strengthen the core, leg, and arm muscles. According to researchers, exercise also increases blood flow to the lower back area, which may reduce stiffness and speed up the healing process. Below, we explain how to do 10 […]