Exercise at work to improve productivity

We know that physical activity helps to mitigate the risks of developing preventable diseases like cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes etc associated with a sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity. It is also known that exercise helps to improve memory and cognition. A recent small scale study showed that by engaging in regular exercise at work people […]

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The Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Hot off the press, is the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report, building on the evidence for exercise training and health benefits from 2008. It has been well documented that exercise is beneficial in the prevention of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity and certain cancers such as breast and colon. […]

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Exercise and Cognitive Function in Children

Exercise is important for children, especially with the growing rates of childhood obesity. This study looked at cognition and exercise in children and found that children who undertook motor specific exercise had better cognitive function (working memory) than those children who just did cardiovascular exercise. Motor skills based exercise and children

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Exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease

This is a great article looking at some current research supporting the use of exercise in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Aerobic Exercise Targets Specific Higher-order Brain Functions

This article reveals some cutting edge research into the link between exercise and brain function. To briefly summarise, this research shows that moderate intensity exercise affects brain systems involved in working memory processes. Brain function improved with cardio.

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Improve memory and cognitive function through exercise

This article shines a light on a recent study conducted in the USA which showed that regular aerobic exercise (120 minutes per week) which gets your heart rate up and has you sweating. Increases an area of the brain which is involved with verbal learning and memory. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/regular-exercise-changes-brain-improve-memory-thinking-skills-201404097110

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