Category: Exercise

Our bodies are not very different from those of our primitive ancestors. We are designed to be out on the Serengeti Plain with a spear in our hand, scanning the horizon for game. We are designed for lots of activity, for walking over irregular surfaces and for focusing our vision on things that are far Read More …

Exercise

Our bodies are not very different from those of our primitive ancestors. We are designed to be out on the Serengeti Plain with a spear in our hand, scanning the horizon for game. We are designed for lots of activity, for walking over irregular surfaces and for focusing our vision on things that are far Read More …

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi can Benefit Arthritis Sufferers According to a pilot study, found in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship (May, 2001) by a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University, Tai Chi can reduce arthritic pain. Tai Chi is gentle and slow, making a good exercise for the elderly. The study’s subjects were16 people, ages 68-87 Read More …

Runners Race to Better Bone Density

Research appearing in the Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology (1996;25(Suppl. 103):6-10) looked at members of a running club who were 50 years of age or older. The 537 members were compared to 423 non runners. The runners had increased lumbar bone density, 10% less musculoskeletal pain,  and less disability when compared to controls. The runners tended Read More …

Resistance exercise helps juvenile arthritis

Resistance Exercise Helps Juvenile Arthritis Sufferers Children with juvenile arthritis took part in an eight-week individualized program of resistance exercise at the University at Buffalo. Their ability to function was greatly improved by the exercise. Some improved by as much as 200%, preliminary results of the study have shown. Pain, use of medications and disability Read More …

Olympic Athletes Choose Chiropractic

Olympic athletes have found that chiropractic is not only good for injuries, but also helps to improve performance. Nicole Freedman of Stanford, California, qualified for the 2000 USOlympic squad as a cyclist at the Olympic Team trials in Jackson, Mississippi, after being receiving a chiropractic adjustment. She had told her chiropractor that she thought she Read More …

Impotence Prevented by Exercise

Research published in the journal, Urology states that moderate exercise reduces the incidence of impotence. Men who burned at least 200 calories per day by exercising were less likely to become impotent compared to inactive men. Risk factors for impotence are similar to those for heart disease—both functions involve circulation. Things like smoking, drinking alcohol, Read More …

Exercise: Reduces Stress, Improves Mood and Increases Brain Power

Research appearing in the November 1999 issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine demonstrates the value exercise has for reducing stress. The subjects of the study were 135 college students. The study found that those who exercised regularly coped with stress better and had 37% fewer physical symptoms than those who did not exercise regularly. Read More …

Exercise, Nutrition and Depression

Exercise may be more beneficial for treating depression. There is research to support this idea. Research appearing in British Journal of Sports Medicine(April 2001;35:114-117) showed the benefit of exercise to depressed patients. It was a small study, involving 12 subjects. Each subject had a depressive episode as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Read More …

Exercise Protects Against Insulin Insensitivity

A pre-diabetic condition known as insulin resistance syndrome can be prevented by exercise. Insulin resistance is the mechanism that creates type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. Type 1 diabetes is often called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes is a situation where the pancreas does not produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin Read More …