The researchers found a significant decline in daily step counts that persisted even after most COVID-19–related restrictions were relaxed, suggesting COVID-19 affected long-term behavioral choices. It is currently unknown whether this reduction is steps is clinically meaningful over time.
Tag: Physical Exercise
Group exercise program for older adults led to more independent exercise despite pandemic restrictions
A new study by the University of Missouri and Oklahoma State University found that even when gyms were closed and there were other COVID-19 restrictions limiting face-to-face meetings, older adults who completed the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy exercise program — created at MU in 2005 — continued to maintain long-term exercise habits independently, which resulted in improved lifestyle changes and an increase in both physical energy and self-confidence.
Study associates long COVID with physical inactivity
The link between symptoms of COVID-19 and physical inactivity is increasingly evident. An article recently published in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil describes a study in which COVID-19 survivors with at least one persistent symptom of the disease were 57% more likely to be sedentary, and the presence of five or more post-acute sequelae of infection by SARS-CoV-2 increased the odds of physical inactivity by 138%.
Olive oil by-product could aid exercise – study
New research has found that a natural by-product of olive oil production could potentially have antioxidant benefits and support exercise.
Time of day may determine the amount of fat burned by exercise
Physical activity at the right time of the day seems able to increase fat metabolism, at least in mice.
Dietary nitrate – Increasing muscle force during exercise
A new study has found that consuming dietary nitrate – the active molecule in beetroot juice – significantly increased muscle force while exercising.
Physical fitness a demographic watershed
Sedentary behavior, a large waist circumference, and advanced age: These factors are clearly associated with inferior physical fitness among people aged 50 to 64.
One-minute bursts of activity during daily tasks could prolong your life, finds study
In good news for those who don’t like playing sport or going to the gym, new research finds just three to four one-minute bursts of huffing and puffing during daily tasks is associated with large reductions in the risk of premature death, particularly from cardiovascular disease.
Pedestrians choose healthy obstacles over boring pavements, study finds
Up to 78% of walkers would take a more challenging route featuring obstacles such as balancing beams, steppingstones and high steps, research has found.
New insights into how exercise protects against neurodegenerative diseases
Accumulating evidence finds that exercise can improve brain function and delay or prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Women’s mental well-being more sensitive to exercise than men’s during different stages of pandemic
Women’s mental health was more likely to be affected by physical exercise frequency during the COVID-19 pandemic than men’s, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Boosting duration, intensity & frequency of physical activity may lower heart failure risk
A six-year analysis of more than 94,000 adults in the U.K. Biobank with no history of heart failure at enrollment has found that engaging in moderate or vigorous physical activity may lower the risk of developing heart failure, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.
Gold Ribbon Not Necessary—Healthy Brain and Body Function Are the Rewards in This Game
As human lifespans increase, new societal challenges arise. In a “superaging society,” in which young people are few and older people are many, caring for the older adult population adequately with limited resources is a difficult balancing act to perform.
Nordic Walking Improves Functional Capacity in People with Heart Disease
Researchers identified a greater increase in functional capacity, the ability to perform activities of daily living, as a result of Nordic walking in patients with coronary heart disease compared to standard high-intensity interval training and moderate-to-vigorous intensity continuous training.
Posture Assessed in Health Exam Detects Cognitive Decline
A mass survey of citizens aged 50 to 89 years examined whether cognitive decline could be detected by sagittal spinal balance measurement based on a radiological approach.
Men with Obesity Can Double Their Sperm Count
Men all over the world are suffering from deteriorating semen quality – often referred to as an outright fertility crisis.
Study sheds light on the benefits of exercise in fatty liver disease
Exercise supports the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by impacting on several metabolic pathways in the body, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.
Reducing sedentary time mitigates the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
A new study suggests that reducing daily sedentary time can have a positive effect on the risk factors of lifestyle diseases already in three months.
Anxiety effectively treated with exercise
Both moderate and strenuous exercise alleviate symptoms of anxiety, even when the disorder is chronic, a study led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg shows.
Does A Lifetime of Vigorous Exercise Increase the Risk of Developing ALS?
There is debate over whether vigorous physical activity is a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A new study suggests it depends on whether that vigorous activity you get over your lifetime happens on the job or during leisure time. The research is published in the October 20, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
AI-driven dynamic face mask adapts to exercise, pollution levels
Researchers reporting in ACS Nano have developed a dynamic respirator that modulates its pore size in response to changing conditions, such as exercise or air pollution levels, allowing the wearer to breathe easier when the highest levels of filtration are not required.
Active Living After Cancer program improves physical functioning of breast cancer survivors
Breast cancer survivors who participated in Active Living After Cancer, an evidence-based 12-week group program, markedly increased their physical activity and ability to accomplish the basic pursuits of daily life, researchers from The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today in Cancer.
Strength training can burn fat too, myth-busting study finds
It’s basic exercise knowledge that to gain muscles, you strength train, and to lose fat, you do cardio – right?
Physical exercise modulates iron in Alzheimer’s disease
A recent experimental study shows how regular physical exercise modulates iron metabolism in both the brain and the muscles.
More sleep or more exercise: the best time trade-offs for children’s health
More sleep could offset children’s excess indulgence over the school holidays as new research from the University of South Australia shows that the same decline in body mass index may be achieved by either extra sleep or extra exercise.