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Doing This at the Gym Twice a Week Makes You More Intelligent

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Nootropics and Brain Support by INH Research0 Comments

Stop calling the weightlifters at your gym “muscle heads.” It turns out they may be smarter than you think

A new study shows for the first time that weightlifting can make you more intelligent.1

Australian researchers found that muscle strength is directly related to brain function. They designed a randomized double-blind placebo study of 100 seniors with mild cognitive impairment.

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Can’t Get to 10,000 Steps? Don’t Sweat It

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Longevity, Weight Loss by INH Research0 Comments

Fitness gurus have been preaching for years that we should take at least 10,000 steps a day for good health. And with the popularity of Fitbits and other personal trackers, the quest to reach that goal has become an obsession with some people.

But new research shows that if you don’t reach that daily target, you shouldn’t sweat it. There’s an easy way to get the same fitness benefits from far fewer steps: Simply walk faster.

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The Best Time to Exercise to Lose Weight

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Weight Loss by INH Research0 Comments

Whether it’s walking, running, biking, or lifting weights, everybody knows that exercise helps you maintain a healthy weight. But does the time of day you work out make a difference.

In a fascinating study, Belgian researchers set out to answer that question. They had 27 men gorge themselves for six weeks. Every day they ate 30% more calories and 50% more fat than normal.

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Yoga Improves Mental Sharpness Better Than Brain Training

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Big Pharma, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Nootropics and Brain Support by INH Research0 Comments

Brain training is one of the newest ways to prevent the memory problems of aging and fight off dementia.

Lumosity and other computer programs offer mental exercises that help boost memory and intellectual agility. In recent years, as concern about Alzheimer’s has grown, the popularity of brain training has exploded. Worldwide revenues of these products is expected to top $700 million in the next few years.

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We Know Exercise Cuts Cancer Risk… Here’s How Much

In All Health Watch, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by INH Research0 Comments

Exercise lowers your chances of getting cancer. You’ve likely heard this many times.

But it begs the question: How much does it really help?

Is it enough to make a real difference? And how much do you have to exercise to get significant benefits?

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute recently set out to answer these questions. They looked at dozens of cancer studies worldwide that followed more than 1.4 million people.

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400,000 Americans a Year Have This Useless Surgery

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Arthritis, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Longevity by INH Research0 Comments

The most common orthopedic surgery doesn’t work any better than exercise.

That’s the surprising finding of the new study that concludes knee surgery to repair cartilage tears is no more effective than physical therapy1

This procedure is performed on more than 400,000 Americans every year. Meniscal (cartilage) tears are a condition common in older adults. It is due to degeneration of tissues in the knee from aging.

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