28 November 2017 - Genetic Fountain of Youth Discovered
The first genetic mutation that protects
against aging has been found in humans, with scientists using this discovery to
develop a longevity drug that attempts to protect people from aging-related
diseases. While scientists have always known that certain communities live
longer than others, the genetic markers for increased longevity have always
been a mystery. Researchers found what they were looking for in an extended
family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne, Indiana, where
people not only live longer but also have significantly less cases of diabetes
and better overall health outcomes.
24 November 2017 - Regular Exercise Can Prevent Depresson
Regular fitness routines are great for your
body and mind, with even small amounts of exercise found to protect against
depression. While fitness regimes are often promoted as a way to lose weight or
gain muscle, according to a new study by the Black Dog Institute, there are
also significant mental health benefits associated with physical activity. Just
one hour of exercise each week was found to prevent future depression in some
people, with the Black Dog Institute using these findings in its 'Exercise Your
Mood' campaign which encourages people to improve their physical and mental
well-being through exercise.
17 November 2017 - Fitness Trends for 2018
The fitness world is always changing and
evolving, with established programs continuing to exist alongside a wide range
of new ideas. If this year was anything to go by, 2018 looks to be an exciting
year for the fitness industry - with new opportunities for professionals and
more choices available to consumers than ever before. The 12th annual survey by
The American College of Sports Medicine is a great forecast of what to expect
in 2018, from high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and wearable technology through
to personal and group training programs.
03 November 2017 - Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Up to 60 percent of the human adult body is
water, a highly valuable substance that is used to manufacture
neurotransmitters in the brain, regulate body temperature, and deliver oxygen
throughout the body among countless other jobs. Water serves a number of
essential functions that are vital to the life of every cell in the human body,
from the initial stages of cell production through to body regulation,
protection, and waste management. Each and every day, we must consume a certain
amount of water in order to survive - but just how much do we need?
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