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One Step Closer to an “Exercise Pill”

Studies show obese people produce elevated levels of a protein called myostatin. A new study shows suppressing myostatin enhanced muscle mass and dramatically improved markers of heart and kidney health in mice, suggesting a promising avenue for new drugs to counter obesity.

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Diet, Sugar, Obesity, low-fat foods, High-fat food, Health, Fitness, Weight Control

‘Diet’ Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows

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High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden “diet” foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as well.

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How Walking Benefits the Brain

Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) found that the foot’s impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain. The research will be presented today at the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago.

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Aging, senior citizens health, Senior Citizens, Exercise, Geriatric, Strength Training

Exercise Sparks New Life in Aging Adults

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Rutgers Center for Exercise and Aging celebrates 15 years of bringing students and seniors together in a quest for better health

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Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Survivors, low mobility, Obesity, cancer and obesity, Cancer, Exercise

Breast Cancer Survivors Walking on Thin Air

A new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.

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Exercise, Caffeine, Stairs, Office, Health, Health & Wellness

Tired? Try Walking Up Stairs Instead of Caffeine

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Research from the University of Georgia shows that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs was more likely to make participants feel energized than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine.

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Wake Forest University, Research, beet juice, Nitric Oxide, Blood Pressure, Health Benefits

With Beetroot Juice Before Exercise, Aging Brains Look ‘Younger’

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Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain, according to a new study by scientists at Wake Forest University.

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acac Fitness & Wellness Centers Raise More Than $90,000 for the Focused Ultrasound Foundation

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The Focused Ultrasound Foundation is pleased to receive a donation of more than $90,000 from acac Fitness & Wellness Centers. The money was raised during acac’s most successful “Work Out and Give Back” campaign to date.

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Training Patients, Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertriglyceridemia, Fatty Liver Disease in Children, and More in the Obesity News Source

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