People who do sports have 50% less chance of developing a psychiatric disorder than people who don’t. Once people have developed a psychiatric disorder, they recover quicker by doing sports.
This research was conducted by order of the Dutch Ministry of Health. One of the recommendations is that the government should subsidize sports programs for groups […]
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Exercising only half an hour more per week can help to prevent that somebody gets type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is prevalent among people who are overweight and have a poor diet.
Diabetes can lead to blindness, dementia and amputation of feet and legs. Scientist Cheryl Roumen of the University of Maastricht has promoted […]
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It is often thought that exercising during the day makes you sleep longer, but now it has been shown that you actually sleep shorter.
The researchers had expected as well that the people, who exercised the most during the day, would sleep longer, but the opposite turned out to be true. The more active the volunteers […]
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Do you have a lot of muscle pains after working out? Take a cup of coffee before starting your exercise and you will suffer less from muscle ache afterwards.
This is the result of a recent study done by Robert Motl at the University of Illinois. The researcher discovered that the caffeine in coffee blocks certain […]
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Many people use the treadmill, crosstrainer or stationary bike at the gym in the hope to lose some weight. Research has now shown that this kind of exercise can also make you more fat.
People assume that if you sweat a lot, then you are also burning a lot of calories. And that is why they […]
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Not all sports are good for losing weight. This is claimed by British researchers. According to the researchers it can even happen that some sports make you more fat.
Some sports can make you crave more chocolate and snacks. The researchers examined which sport people practice and what they felt like eating after sporting.
It was shown […]
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By exercising regularly you can reduce your chance of getting colon cancer by almost a quarter. This is the result of a study that is published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Researchers of the Washington University School of Medicine have used data from 52 previous studies to calculate this result.
They concluded that the most active […]
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Exercising your muscles three times a week with weights can have the following benefits:
Reduce the risk of getting diabetes According to a research done at Tufts University, strength training can reduce your chance of developing diabetes in only four months. Strength training or working out with weights lowers blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity.
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Strength training helps to alleviate chronic neck and shoulder pains. These days many people suffer from neck and shoulder pains because of the increased use of computers.
Complaints of the neck and the shoulders stem mostly from one muscle, the trapezius muscle. The trapezius muscle start at the top of the neck till the shoulders and […]
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School children should exercise an hour every day. If they do, they are a lot more fit and their physical endurance is also increased. Also their motor functions are improved dramatically.
This is the result of a German study at the University of Leipzig. The researchers followed 333 children from 11 different groups. Five groups […]
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