News Stories

News Stories relating to "exercise"

Exercise Alone Won't Do It

Heart disease, diabetes and obesity have reached record levels in the West, and most people assume this is because our lifestyles are so different from our early ancestors, who don't seem to have had any of these problems. Since...
read more 1 comment

Why Olympic Athletes are Positive Thinkers

Exercise seems to be a "cure" for certain kinds of depression, and so along with a dose of fish oil, you may be able to throw away your pills.

And while some people "work up an appetite" when they exercise, so they eat MORE (which kills some of the reason for exercising in the first place), other people eat LESS,...
read more

Odd Cures Continued

MORE Odd cures (or preventatives, anyway): The combined effects of exercise plus caffeine consumption may be able to ward off skin cancer.
Chemical biologist Yao-Ping Lu says, "We found that this combination treatment can decrease sunlight-caused skin cancer formation in a...
read more

Power Your Home with Exercise

Earlier, "primitive" cultures used man or animal power to run their machines (Roman boats had benches filled with human rowers) and some countries still have donkeys or dogs walking in a circle, bringing up water from the well....
read more

Exercise is Good for the BRAIN

We know that exercise is good for the body, but now researchers have found that it's also good for the BRAIN: Both aerobic exercise and strength training play a vital role in maintaining brain and cognitive health throughout life.
read more

Don't Exercise, Tweak Your Genes

In the future, you may be able to forgo exercise and still stay healthy, by having your genes tweaked instead. By tweaking a single gene, scientists have mimicked in sedentary mice the heart-strengthening effects of two weeks of endurance...
read more 1 comment

Walk! (But Not on New Year's)

Walking as the best exercise for the body AND the brain. It's great for losing weight, and new research suggests that walking at least six miles per week may protect brain size and preserve memory in old age. But don't go for a walk on New Year's Day--more walkers are killed on the road on that day than any other time of year. It's called "...
read more

Maybe We Should WALK Instead

A new study shows that just 3 months of aerobic exercise decreased body fat and calorie intake in overweight and obese people, and researchers this is due to a basic change in the central nervous system. Exercise can even help you stave off colon cancer. Many experts now consider colon cancer a largely preventable disease, but a new study finds...

read more

But is it Really Exercise?

It was the holiday shopping season's biggest question: where can I find a Wii? For the second holiday in a row, this video game console was the item retailers just couldn't keep in stock. Nintendo marketed the Wii as an engaging new way to get people off the couch and into the action. But does it actually have significant fitness value?


read more

Exercise Builds Brain Cells

You're walking or jogging regularly--and maybe you're even biking, swimming and playing tennis too. If so, you may be reading Anne Strieber's diet book. You're ALSO growing new brain cells!

In, Jeanna Bryner reports that exercise stimulates the growth of new brain cells--in rats anyway. Scientists assume it does the...
read more

No Time to Exercise? Take a Short Walk

If you're in despair because you can't find time to go to the gym, you should know that three or four short, brisk walks throughout the day can be more helpful to people watching their blood pressure than one continuous bout of exercise.

Researcher Janet P. Wallace says, "You might think, 'I don't have the time to go to the gym or work...

read more

Life is Just a Bowl of?.

If you have sore muscles from exercise, you can cure them?or even prevent them?with cherry juice. No, you don't rub it on your skin, you drink it. And cherries are in season right now.

Cherry juice can reduce muscle pain and damage induced by exercise, according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine. This is important to know,...

read more

Long-Time Health Myths Debunked

Scientists have debunked two long-held health beliefs: stretching before exercise and drinking 8 glasses of water a day.

Australian researchers now feel that stretching before and after vigorous exercise does nothing to reduce soreness or injury. They studied army recruits in basic training and found that stretching prevented an average...

read more

It's OK to Stay in Bed

Good news for couch potatoes: A few weeks ago the New YorkTimes touted the advantages of a high protein, high fatdiet, so you can go ahead and bring home those fast foodburgers. Now scientists say that early morning exerciseweakens your immune system and makes you more vulnerable toinfections.

read more
Subscribe to Unknowncountry sign up now