fitness

Cardiorespiratory exercise – walking briskly, running, biking and just about any other exercise that gets your heart pumping – is good for your body, but can it also slow cognitive changes in your brain? New evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume is shown… Read more

The risk of dementia was 32 per cent lower in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to those who had an unhealthy lifestyle, in a recent study led by the University of Exeter. Participants with high genetic risk and an unfavourable lifestyle were almost three times more… Read more

Researchers in Germany looked at the effects of three types of exercise — endurance training, high intensity interval training and resistance training — on the way cells in the human body age, and they found that endurance and high intensity training both slowed or even reversed cellular aging, but that resistance training did not. Our… Read more

A trial in which people with dementia took part in a moderately intense exercise program for 4 months found their mental decline did not slow and may even have worsened faster than in people who did not take part in the program. The disappointing results are a setback for researchers, who had hoped an exercise… Read more

Raised levels of physical activity can protect against the emergence of depression, regardless of age and geographical region, an international team of researchers have found. Researchers from Brazil, Belgium, Australia, USA, UK and Sweden pooled data from 49 unique cohort studies of people free from mental illness that examined if physical activity is associated with… Read more