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University of Rhode Island Group Takes Holistic Look at Lifestyle and Dementia

Faculty, staff and graduate students are taking on one of society’s most vexing health challenges: how to prevent or slow the onset of dementia through changes in diet and exercise. And what sets the Lifestyle Interventions Group apart is its inclusion of disciplines beyond the typical confines of brain science.

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Chronic Kidney Disease, Renal and Kidney, exercise program, Blood Vessel Function

Combating Chronic Kidney Disease with Exercise

A University of Delaware research team is combating chronic kidney disease (CKD) with exercise. The team had patients engage in a specially designed exercise program and found that it improved their blood vessel health and exercise capacity.

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Older Obese Adults Can Benefit From Moderate Exercise

Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Being More Active in School Lessons Can Improve Performance in Tests

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Children who take part in lessons which include physical activity show an increase in health-enhancing physical activity and academic performance, according to research carried out by Leeds Beckett University.

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Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise May Help Prevent Insulin Resistance, a Precursor to Type 2 Diabetes, University of Arkansas Researcher Finds

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Are Activity Monitors Fit for Exercise Research? Getting There, but Further Steps Needed

Activity monitors or fitness trackers are fun and informative gadgets to help track daily physical activity. But as a source of objective data for research on the health benefits of exercise, they’re not yet fully up to speed, reports a paper in Progress in Preventive Medicine, the official journal of the European Society of Preventive Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Physical Activity + Fitbit Help Women During Early Alcohol Recovery

The first three months of sobriety pose the greatest risk for relapse, and the greatest challenge for intervention efforts. Results from a pilot study suggest that a lifestyle physical activity intervention supported by a Fitbit device can successfully supplement existing alcohol treatment among depressed women during early recovery. These results will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Aging, Exercise, Gerontology, home care aides, Medicaid

Exercise Program Improves Performance of Daily Activities for Frail Older Adults

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An exercise program comprised of gentle exercises and taught by home care aides can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published in The Gerontologist.

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Diet, Exercise, College, Health, Nutrition, Weight, Freshman 15, Freshman Fifteen, health habits, Junk Food, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA health

Home From College? Time to Fix Bad Health Habits

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For college students, summer can be the time for a new lesson: how to take charge of their health.

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Running, running injuries, Biomechanics, recreational running, Vibrations, Impact, shock propagation, repetitive shock, Delphine Chadefaux, Acoustics ’17 Boston

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