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Exercise and Sleep

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / September 27, 2021

Physical activity can mitigate the risk from poor sleep. This insight on exercise and sleep is according to new research findings.

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Childhood Exercise and Brain Development

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / September 27, 2021

Here’s another research-backed link between exercise and brain development for parents who don’t yet prioritize their children’s playtime.

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Exercise and Mental Health During the Pandemic

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / September 7, 2021

An online survey of people during the pandemic shows a relationship between declining exercise and mental health outcomes.

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Best Time to Exercise for Metabolic Health

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / September 7, 2021

Fit pros love to debate many topics, the best time to exercise being one of them. Here’s why early-evening training could be prime time.

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Enjoyable exercise can lift mood and improve neuroplasticity in adults.

Exercise Boosts Neuroplasticity, Helping Depression

By Kate Watson / August 12, 2021

In studying physical activity’s effect on depression, researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany found that exercise simultaneously lifts mood and boosts neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change. It is neuroplasticity that lets us adapt to challenges and learn new processes. With its key findings, this research provides further evidence that physical activity benefits the brain. The…

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Exercise and Appetite

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / August 9, 2021

Being aware of how exercise and appetite are linked may help people reach weight loss goals, according to a report in Nutrients.

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Exercise and Liver Health

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / August 9, 2021

Research supports being active for several health benefits and reasons—including the link between exercise and liver health.

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Testosterone Therapy More Effective With Exercise

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / July 6, 2021

If clients ask about the benefits of supplemental testosterone therapy, you can share that circuit training provides more health benefits.

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How Exercise Helps Inflammation

By Len Kravitz, PhD / June 11, 2021

Regular exercise helps inflammation as an effective protector and treatment against chronic diseases associated with low-grade inflammation.

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Do Your Clients Have “Exercise Resistance”?

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / June 7, 2021

Researchers found that “exercise resistance” and too much inactivity makes the body less efficient “burning” fat.

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Light Physical Activity Benefits Health

By Sarah Kolvas / June 4, 2021

Optimizing the benefits of exercise may be a matter of using the right training combination that includes plenty of light physical activity.

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High Levels of Inactivity and Distractibility

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / June 4, 2021

Studies continue to reveal a strong connection between physical activity and brain fitness—and now between inactivity and distractibility.

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Mental health habits

Three Pillars of Mental Health

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

Recent research findings identify these three healthy behaviors as predictive of good mental health and well-being among young adults.

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Does Exercise Suppress the Immune System?

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / April 5, 2021

Have you heard the claims that strenuous exercise can suppress the immune system and increase infection risk?

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Research Update: The Value of Exercise for Women’s Health

By Len Kravitz, PhD / June 14, 2018

Learn about the five health conditions and risk factors that have a strong influence on women’s health—and how exercise helps!

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Exercise for Seniors

By ... / August 24, 2017

Certain types of exercise for seniors can lessen the chance that you develop more severe problems from the physical challenges of aging.

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The Three Metabolic Energy Systems

By Jason Karp, PhD / February 1, 2009

The energy we use to move comes from three metabolic energy pathways: the phosphagen system, glycolysis and the aerobic system.

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