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Strength Training Is Absolutely Essential For Seniors.

Retirement is often associated with relaxation, but for those wanting to age gracefully a strength training regimen is a must. Here’s why: 1. Increase Testosterone. Its common knowledge that as you age, your testosterone levels decline steadily after peaking in your late teens and remaining stable throughout your 20s. Low testosterone will negatively impact your sex drive, as well as lead to mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and increased aggression. Although both men and women both have testosterone, lower levels will have more profound effects on males. 2. Preserving Bone Density As you age your bone density is reduced, leading to one of the most common issues among seniors - frailty. A strength training regimen will decrease the risk...

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Pre-Breakfast Workouts Can DOUBLE Your Fat Loss.

A study released in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that when men exercise before eating breakfast they burn twice as much fat as men who exercised after eating breakfast. Although the fat loss didn’t always result in weight loss, the team believes that pre-breakfast workouts have a significant effect on “key aspects of metabolic health” particularly in men who are obese.Arguably the most important of these “key aspects” was a marked reduction in the overproduction of insulin, a hormone that is essential in the body’s ability to digest sugar and store it for energy later on. It is well known that obesity causes the body to overproduce insulin, and that the overproduction in insulin is linked to...

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The Relationship Between Exercise And Memory Retention.

A single, medium-intensity workout may immediately alter how our brains function and how effectively we can recognize common names and comparable information, according to a new study on exercise and memory. The study contributes to mounting evidence that exercise can have speedy effects on brain function and that these effects can accrue and lead to long-term improvements in how our minds operate and retain information. Until recently, researchers believed that by adulthood, human brains were fixed in structure and function, particularly when likened to malleable tissues, like muscle, which of course continually grow and wither in response to our lifestyles. But several, newer trials have shown that adult brains can be quite malleable, rewiring themselves in innumerable ways, depending on...

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Yale And Oxford Researchers Find Link Between Exercise And Mental Wellness.

Its obvious exercise has health benefits both physical and mental. But what if we could demonstrate that exercise is more important to your mental well-being than your financial situation? According to a study from researchers at Yale and Oxford, they may have done just that. In the study, published in The Lancet, scientists collected data about the physical activity and mental disposition of over 1.2 million Americans. Participants were asked to answer the question: "How many times have you felt mentally unwell in the past 30 days, for example, due to stress, depression, or emotional problems?" The participants were then asked questions about their income and level of physical activity. They were able to choose from 75 different types of physical...

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