A new study reveals our genes play a key role in how our bodies respond to exercise. Researchers also identified specific genes that influence the outcome of different types of physical activity.
Participating in nature-based activities including exercise, gardening, and conservation, helps improve mood and reduce anxiety for those with mental health problems.
Neurturin, a muscle-produced protein, improves muscular metabolism, motor coordination, and exercise performance in mouse models. The discovery could have implications for treating ALS and other disorders associated with neurological disorders that aff…
First of a kind study reveals the causal relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption, exercise, and happiness, rather than a generalized correlation.
Those who exercise regularly may lower their risk of developing anxiety by 60%, researchers report.
A new small-scale study reveals transcranial direct current stimulation improved gait and increased the benefits of aerobic exercise in Parkinson’s patients.
Irisin, a hormone secreted by muscles during exercise, improved cognitive function and lowered levels of inflammation in mouse models. The findings have implications for the development of treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
A new mathematical model is able to predict the optimal exercise regime to help build muscles.
Regular exercise modulates iron storage and trafficking in the brain and skeletal muscles, and physical activity reduces cortical hepcidin. The findings reveal how exercise can be beneficial for those with Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study reports a strong association between high levels of physical activity and the ability to maintain cognitive function in breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy.
Diet and exercise can influence hippocampal neurogenesis, researchers say. Poor nutrition and lack of exercise have detrimental effects on hippocampal neurogenesis, increasing the risk for dementia.
Exercise has a two-fold effect on those with depression. Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and increases the brain’s ability to change, researchers report.
Exercise rewires the enhancers in DNA regions associated with the risk of disease development.
Children who swim or participate in other motor movement-focused exercises were 13% more accurate in vocabulary tests than children who did not engage in exercise. Researchers say movement-focused exercises can help with the encoding of new words in ch…
Aerobic exercise was associated with positive white matter changes in the brain for older adults.
Weekly musical dance classes can help to improve daily living and motor functions in those with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease.
Physical exercise was associated with more efficiently organized, robust, and flexible networks in the preteen brain.
A daily five-minute workout dubbed “strength training for your breathing muscles” lowers blood pressure and improves some measures of cardiovascular health more than aerobic exercise or medications designed to reduce blood pressure.
People report mental distress is reduced in the Summer compared to the Fall. Researchers speculate the seasonal improvement in mental wellbeing could be a result of improved diet, more frequent exercise, and improved sleep quality during the Summer mon…
Listening to music while running can help improve people’s performance when they feel mentally fatigued.