How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

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Recent research reveals that exercise promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age Continue reading

Vigorous Exercise May Significantly Lower Your Stroke Risk

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A new study shows that vigorously exercising at least four times per week can reduce your risk of a stroke, especially if you’re a man; the results are unclear if you’re a woman

This study (and some prior studies) seem to suggest that women Continue reading

Proof That Yoga Can Beat This Kind of Pain

No aspect of ancient systems of alternative medicine has spread through modern society more than yoga. Originating in India’s Ayurvedic medicine, it has become a phenomenally popular activity for exercise and meditating. Here of course we’re interested in studies on health, Continue reading

7 Easy Exercises You Can Do Before Work

Exercising before work helps wake you up, gets you mentally prepared for the day, and jump-starts your metabolism, but we can’t all be freak-of-nature morning people. Getting some exercise in before heading to your job doesn’t have to mean waking up at the crack of dawn, though. Even just doing some simple exercises, Continue reading

Tai Chi Benefits People with Chronic Health Problems like Parkinson’s, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Recent studies conducted by Fushong Li of the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon have determined that the ancient Chinese practice of tai chi can a positive impact on those afflicted with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological condition that usually afflicts people from age 50 and up. But younger cases do occur, the most famous being actor Michael J. Fox. PD affects around one million in the United States. As is the case with other neurological disorders, its rate is increasing. An estimated 60,000 new cases of PD are diagnosed annually.

Tremors of the hands, slight head oscillations, Continue reading