A recent survey suggests that exercising just on weekends is enough to produce health benefits and prevent early death.
For their study, the researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney analysed data of 64,000 people aged over 40 in England and Scotland. They examined the time people spent for exercise and their health over 18 years.
According to the findings of the study, people who did their exercise on one or two days of the week were found to cut their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 41% and cancer by 18%, compared to those who didn’t exercise at all.
More information about the survey is here.
A new study confirms that regular exercise of any kind is a good medicine for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Although physical activity seems impossible for some Parkinson’s patients, it can provide a long-term influence, improving gait and reducing the risk of falls according to this research.
This study measured the combined outcomes of more than 100 studies conducted during the last 30 years on the effect of the exercise in patients with Parkinson’s disease. It demonstrated that physical activity positively influences on patients, especially on their strength, flexibility and balance.
Dr Andrew Feigin, a neurologist at the Cushing Neuroscience Institute in Manhasset, N.Y., has some suggestions for choosing exercise. He believes that water aerobics or swimming is good because there is no risk of falling. He also recommends a treadmill if walking outside is too difficult.
More information here.
You surely know that without recovery, your workout just doesn’t make much sense. Without the recovery, people miss out on building health-promoting lean muscle mass and sometimes it may even lead to high levels of stress hormones. And that may result in anything beginning from injury to muscle wasting and weight gain. Here are 10 best ways to boost recovery after intensive workouts:
- Include more protein into your diet.
- Follow a recovery routine combining foam rolling and massage.
- Eat five times a day.
- Get enough sleep.
- Choose diary as a night time snack.
- Check your level of vitamin D.
- Drink more water.
- Get hot and cold baths.
- Cut back alcohol intake.
- Get enough rest.
More information here.