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Study finds breathing can lower blood pressure as well as exercise - here's how it works

Study finds breathing can lower blood pressure as well as exercise – here’s how it works

A new study has found that a type of breathing (or breathing training) done for 30 minutes a day can lower blood pressure. A special device and technique called high resistance inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) can lower systolic blood pressure by up to 10 mmHg and DBP by up to 5 mmHg. Daniel Harrison …

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Fitness trackers reveal links between exercise, memory and mental health

Summary: Specific intensities of exercise over a long period are associated with different aspects of memory and mental health. Source: Dartmouth College Exercise can improve your cognitive and mental health, but not all forms and intensities of exercise affect the brain in the same way. The effects of exercise are much more nuanced, as specific …

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Read this if you take pre-workout energy drinks before exercising

Read this if you take pre-workout energy drinks before exercising

Welcome to Beneficial Or BS?, where we investigate the health and fitness trends that are all over social media to see if they’re really worth trying. “Optimizing your training” is a phrase often used to summarize how to get the most out of exercise, whether it’s running faster or more efficiently to target a specific …

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How many steps you really need to take each day, according to science

How many steps you really need to take each day, according to science

Photo: Sweet Smokovski (Shutterstock) The more you walk, the lower your risk of death from all causes and cancer, according to a new study, with the benefits stabilizing once you hit 10,000 steps per day. So clearly that’s the number of steps to aim for – or is it? Studies that compare health outcomes to …

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How long you have to walk outside to see a boost in your sanity

How long you have to walk outside to see a boost in your sanity

There’s a reason why nature sounds — birds chirping, running streams, falling rain — are often sound options for white noise machines and meditation apps: they’re soothing. A new small study published in Molecular Psychiatry underscores this further. The study found that a one-hour walk in nature reduces stress compared to a one-hour walk in …

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Exercise hormone halts symptoms of Parkinson’s disease – Neuroscience News

Summary: Irisin, a hormone secreted into the blood during high endurance and aerobic exercise, reduces alpha-synuclein levels and restores movement in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have shown that a hormone secreted into the blood during endurance, or …

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Post-COVID Fatigue Signal ME/CFS Exercise Intolerance

Post-COVID Fatigue Signal ME/CFS Exercise Intolerance

Editor’s note: Find the latest news and advice on COVID-19 in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study provides even more evidence that a significant subset of people who suffer from persistent fatigue and exercise intolerance after COVID-19 will meet the diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome ( ME/CFS). Data from the prospective observational …

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This type of walking can dramatically improve your heart function

This type of walking can dramatically improve your heart function

It is well known that walking is excellent for you. Research shows that walking can reduce your risk of heart disease, reduce joint pain, and naturally relieve stress. A study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology in June also found that a specific type of walking may benefit people with coronary heart disease: Nordic …

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