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The Benefits of Physical Activity for Older Adults

Physically active older adults benefit from reduced risks of early death, breast and prostate cancer, fractures, recurrent falls, functional limitations, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression. The findings come from a review of all published reviews of studies that assessed the relationship between physical…

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Potato As Effective As Carbohydrate Gels for Boosting Athletic Performance, Study Finds

Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report. “Research has shown that ingesting concentrated carbohydrate gels during prolonged exercise promotes carbohydrate availability during exercise and…

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Not Enough Time to Exercise? High-intensity Training Can Fit Into Your Daily Life

By Matthew Haines, University of Huddersfield Physical inactivity is a global health problem. But despite overwhelming evidence that regular exercise is highly beneficial, the challenge of encouraging people to be more active remains. Often “lack of time” is the reason given for not exercising. To…

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