cardiovascular exercise

The blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water, an international team of scientists has shown[1]. The finding highlights the importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health. The researchers now suggest that health professionals should pay attention to the oral environment when recommending interventions… Read more

As little as a single 15-minute bout of cardiovascular exercise increases brain connectivity and efficiency, according to new research. If you want to learn to play a song on the piano, for example, it’s a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session, the research suggests. The recent study shows that… Read more

Exercise helps keep weight off and is good for your heart, that much is well known. Now, scientists say it also seems to prevent age-related hearing loss in mice. University of Florida researchers found that sedentary mice lost hair cells and strial capillaries, structures that are important in the auditory system, at a much higher… Read more

Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in their later years, a 20-year study finds. Abnormalities in brain tissue begin several decades before the onset of cognitive decline, but little is known about the lifestyle factors that might slow the onset of decline in… Read more

For older adults, a 30-minute workout may not be as effective, even at the cellular level, as it was when you were younger. Age, according to a new study, may be an important part of a cell’s ability to respond to activity. In the study, led by Tinna Traustadóttir of Northern Arizona University, a group… Read more