Exercise reduces obesity risk in genetically predisposed

Increased risk of obesity owing to genetic susceptibility by FTO variants can be blunted through physical activity, exercise. These findings emphasize the important role of physical activity in public health efforts to combat obesity, particularly in genetically susceptible individuals. – Individuals who have a genetic mutation associated with high body mass index (BMI) may be able to offset their increased risk for obesity through physical activity, according to a report in the September 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

20 minutes of housework boosts mental health

Scottish Health Survey reveals first time that just 20 minutes of any physical activity, including housework, in a week is enough to boost mental health. – A Scottish Survey reveals first time that just 20 minutes of any physical activity, including housework, in a week is enough to boost mental health. While regular exercise is known to be good for mental health, no one seems able to agree on how much, or what type of activity, is best.