Active Seniors, Enhanced Living: Uncovering the Link

Active Seniors, Enhanced Living: Uncovering the Link

A recently conducted Cambridge study establishes a significant correlation between increased physical activity, decreased sedentary behavior, and an improved quality of life in adults over the age of sixty. The study scrutinized the daily habits of nearly 1,500 adults, revealing that reductions in physical activity or increases in inactive pastimes such as television viewing or reading adversely affect the quality of life.

Any structured exercise improves quality of life in Parkinson’s Disease patients

Any structured exercise improves quality of life in Parkinson’s Disease patients

A new Cochrane review has found that any type of structured exercise can improve movement-related symptoms and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s Disease. The review analyzed 156 randomized controlled trials with a total of 7,939 participants from around the world, making it the largest and most comprehensive systematic review to study the effects of physical exercise in people with Parkinson’s Disease.

5 Daily Habits for a Happier and Healthier Life

5 Daily Habits for a Happier and Healthier Life

What is the key to happiness? Is it having a loyal pet, a fulfilling career, a strong marriage, or something else entirely? Happiness can mean different things to different people. However, research has shown that maintaining a positive attitude can potentially add years to your life by decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and death from all causes.

Exercise helps to eat a healthy diet and nutrition

Exercise helps us to eat a healthy diet – A healthy diet and the right amount of exercise are key players in treating and preventing obesity but we still know little about the relationship both factors have with each other. A new study now reveals that an increase in physical activity is linked to an improvement in diet quality.

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.

Mediterranean diet and exercise lower Alzheimer’s disease risk

Exercise and Mediterranean-type diet combined associated with lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease — Findings of observational study warrant further research in controlled clinical trial to clarify the role of these and other possible factors contributing to AD risk – Both being more physically active and adhering to a Mediterranean-type diet appears to be associated with reduced Alzheimer’s risk, according to a new report in the August 12, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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.

Primitive lifestyle elements ease depression

Embracing your primitive nature can help in fight against depression – KU researcher finds primitive lifestyle elements ease depression. – He doesn’t care for the term “caveman therapy.” But Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, has turned to our hunter-gatherer ancestors for clues about how to best combat major depressive disorder.

Healthy lifestyle is in mind

Psychological concerns are the most important barriers to an active lifestyle. – The main factors influencing the amount of physical exercise people carry out are their self-perceived ability and the extent of their desire to exercise.