A new study from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, finds that senior people who exercise regularly have their hearts, lungs, and muscles in equivalent shape to people in their forties.
In the study, the three types of participants have been involved: seven women and 21 men in their 70s who exercised regularly, 10 women and 10 men in their 70s who led sedentary lifestyles, and 10 women and 10 men in their 20s, who were all healthy and who exercised regularly.
Lead researcher Scott Trappe, director of the Human Performance Laboratory, explains: “Exercise wins’ is the take-home message. We saw that people who exercise regularly year after year have better overall health. These 75-year-olds — men and women — have similar cardiovascular health to a 40–45-year-old.”
A large-scale study by scientists from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio finds that even large amounts of aerobic exercise still increase the lifespan, especially in older people.
For the study, a team of researchers led by Dr. Wael Jaber who is a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic has analyzed the data from 122,007 people who participated in exercise treadmill testing from January 1, 1991, to December 31, 2014. The scientists paid the special attention to the link between aerobic exercises and lifespan.
Having analyzed the received data, the researchers concluded that higher levels of aerobic fitness were associated directly with the lower risk of long-term mortality.
Dr. Wael Jaber explains: “Aerobic fitness is something that most patients can control. And we found in our study there is no limit to how much exercise is too much […] Everyone should be encouraged to achieve and maintain high fitness levels.”
In summer and spring it is easy to get up early and run a couple of laps, do a few push-ups and, with a sense of accomplishment, go to work. But in autumn, when there are dark clouds in sky, a cold wind is blowing and it is boring rain, you probably not feel like crawling out of bed.
However, experienced coaches know how quickly people lose their athletic form, which they worked on for many months so experts share some thoughts about encouraging yourself to do sport in any season .
1. Loss of result
If a person began to practice very well and abruptly quit training, then the excess weight will quickly return. Since the body has become accustomed to exercise, to work in a certain rhythm, and now it is deprived of it.
2. Keep healthy
If a person is not engaged in physical activities, then most likely his body is not in the best condition, which, of course, affects all areas of his life – work, family, communication with children and a partner. And any physical activity improves functional status and health. There is no seasonality.
Ever wondered how those crazy people can exercise in the early morning? Well, you can become one of them. Anna Magee, a health writer and editor of Healthista, shares her tips on how to make your early morning workouts easier:
Tell yourself that your workout will take only 10 minutes.
Ask yourself what kind of day you’re going to have.
Find out the best moves for you and do them.
Find out what are scientifically proven effects of exercise.
According to a new research from Brunel University London in the United Kingdom, listening to music during performing exercise may help us enjoy working out more.
To get the results of the study, a team of scientists used electroencephalography technology (EEG) to monitor the brain’s response to music while participants were engaged in physical activity.
The team found that listening to music led to a 28% increase in enjoyment during the walking task than those who didn’t listen to music.
Study co-author Marcelo Bigliassi says: “We showed that music has the potential to increase beta waves and elicit a more positive emotional state. This can be capitalized upon during other forms of exercise and render a given activity more pleasurable.”
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