Exercise may prevent, improve cognitive impairment

Aerobic exercise has a better effect on cognition and other biomarkers associated with Alzheimer disease pathology for older adults with mild cognitive impairment. – Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, whereas a six-month high-intensity aerobic exercise program may improve cognitive function in individuals who already have the condition.

PCOS gets better with acupuncture and exercise

For women with PCOS, acupuncture and exercise may bring relief, reduce risks — Study finds acupuncture and exercise decrease a key marker for disease. – Exercise and electro acupuncture treatments can reduce sympathetic nerve activity in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), revealed by researchers.

Energy drinks activate brain to enhance exercise performance

Exercise studies have suggested that the presence of carbohydrate in the human mouth activates regions of the brain that can enhance exercise performance. – Runners clutching bottles of energy drink are a common sight, and it has long been known that sugary drinks and sweets can significantly improve athletes’ performance in endurance events. The question is how?

Helium and exercise help COPD patients breathe easier

Helium helps lung patients breathe easier. New U of C research creates innovative intervention to help people with lung disease exercise longer and harder. – New research published in the international journal Chest, by Neil Eves, PhD, finds that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who breathed a mix of 60% helium and 40% oxygen during a rehabilitation program were able to exercise longer and harder than those who breathed normal air.

Drug identified to enhance exercise endurance, mimic exercise effects

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have identified two drugs that mimic many of the physiological effects of exercise. The drugs increase the ability of cells to burn fat and are the first compounds that have been shown to enhance exercise endurance. – Researchers have identified drugs that mimic many of the physiological effects of exercise. The drugs increase the ability of cells to burn fat and are the first compounds that have been shown to enhance exercise endurance.

Low intensity exercise reduces fatigue symptoms by 65 percent

Sedentary people who regularly complain of fatigue can increase their energy levels by 20 percent and decrease their fatigue by 65 percent by engaging in regular, low intensity exercise. – Sedentary people who regularly complain of fatigue can increase their energy levels by 20 percent and decrease their fatigue by 65 percent by engaging in regular, low intensity exercise, according to a new University of Georgia study.

Aquatic exercise could benefit fibromyalgia sufferers

The addition of an aquatic exercise programme to the usual care for fibromyalgia in women, is cost-effective in terms of both health care costs and societal costs. – Patients suffering from fibromyalgia could benefit significantly from regular exercise in a heated swimming pool, a study published today in the open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy shows. The findings suggest a cost effective way of improving quality of life for patients with this often-debilitating disorder.

Combined with exercise, cholesterol increase muscles

If you?re worried about high cholesterol levels and keeping heart-healthy as you get older, don?t push aside bacon and eggs just yet. A new study says they might actually provide a benefit. – Combined with exercise, cholesterol appears to play a role in contributing to muscle gain. Surprise – cholesterol may actually pose benefits, study shows.

Exercise improves symptoms in arthritis patients

If adults with arthritis attend exercise program, they may expect improvements in symptoms, self-efficacy for arthritis management, and upper and lower extremity function. – Patients with arthritis tend to be less fit than their peers who don’t have this condition. Studies have shown, however, that they can safely participate in exercise programs to increase their fitness, strength and psychosocial status and that health providers recommend that arthritis patients participate in exercise.

Exercise reduces menopausal anxiety, stress and depression

Brisk walking routine can reduce a variety of psychological symptoms such as anxiety, stress and depression in menopause women. – With more menopausal women seeking natural therapies to ease symptoms, a new study has found that simply adding a brisk walking routine can reduce a variety of psychological symptoms such as anxiety, stress and depression.