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Cardiology

Benefits of exercise on metabolism: More profound than previously reported

The effects of exercise on metabolism are even greater than scientists believed. That's the finding of a unique study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Cardiology

For stroke survivors, light physical activity linked to better daily function

Researchers used accelerometers to measure daily physical activity in 30 stroke survivors for a week, assessing how much the participants moved and how well they performed routine physical tasks. The study revealed that stroke ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Exercise reduces caregiver's burden in dementia care

The research group "geriatric psychiatry in motion" of the German Sport University Cologne and the LVR-Hospital Cologne develop and evaluate exercise programmes for geriatric mental health care. The latest results from a ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Why you should remain active while staying at home

With people of all ages now staying at home as much as possible to help slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it can be easy to become sedentary. But one of the best things you can do for both your physical ...

Neuroscience

Brain or muscles: Which do we lose first?

Someone dies as a result of physical inactivity somewhere in the world every 10 seconds—3.2 million people a year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). From the age of 50, there is a gradual decline not just ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Keeping lower back pain at bay

With the significant part of the global population forced to work from home, the occurrence of lower back pain may increase. Lithuanian scientists have devised a spinal stabilisation exercise programme for managing lower ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pain in a well-toned body

They are young and well-trained—but a fourth of sport science students suffers from pain in combination with psychosocial stresses. This was revealed in a study that originated at Goethe University.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercising with asthma during COVID-19

People with asthma have been advised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health organizations that they are a group at risk to the COVID-19 virus.

Cardiology

Fitness trackers help people stay active, study finds

Physical activity programs like the 10,000-step phenomenon alert inactive people to become active and stay active, according to a recent study involving University of Alberta physical activity experts.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Get faster, stronger and fitter through the power of data

Malcolm Jones focuses on a computer screen as pictures of balls from different sports flash across it. The rules of the game: Tap only on the footballs. His fingers flick back and forth on the display. The balls soon disappear, ...