kinesiology

Exercise helps you cope with stress, anxiety


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Moderate exercise not only keeps one fit and healthy but also helps him or her to cope with anxiety and stress, suggests a new study."While it ... Read more...

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Nintendo Wii helps stroke patients recover


July 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Stroke patients considered too far gone to regain use of affected limbs are now showing signs of recovery because of a new therapy that utilises the ... Read more...

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Menopausal women could ‘work out’ hot flashes


June 29th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Menopausal women who exercise may experience fewer hot flashes, according to researchers.Women who are relatively inactive or are overweight tend to have a risk of increased ... Read more...

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‘Light weights just as good for muscle building’


May 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Lifting less weight more times is just as good at building muscle as doing it with heavy weights, says a new finding. "We found that loads ... Read more...

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Exercise, attitude may influence hot flashes


April 15th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Attitude may influence how exercise affects menopausal women, says a new study. The research, identified two types of women - one experiences more hot flashes after ... Read more...

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Motivation to exercise can fluctuate


February 14th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) The motivation to exercise fluctuates from week to week, which can tell whether people will be physically active or not, suggests a report."Many of us set ... Read more...

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TV viewing more risky for heart than using computers


November 17th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) High levels of TV viewing by kids can elevate their chances of developing heart disease later in life, but significantly high use of computer does not. ... Read more...

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Boys just want average build, not six-pack abs!


September 27th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 27 (IANS) Male bodies with rippling muscles and abs are being increasingly glorified by the mass media. Does such objectification send youngsters running to gyms or fretting before ... Read more...

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You can fidget your way to fitness


June 29th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 29 (IANS) Did you know that walking to the photocopier and fidgeting at your desk may not be entirely pointless?In fact, the intensity and the duration of such ... Read more...

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Longer warm-ups can sabotage sporting performance


May 30th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Many coaches and physiologists glowingly describe how a longer warm-up increases muscle temperature and metabolism, leading to more oxygen intake, factors vital in performance. But a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Virtual partner better for workouts


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Can't find anyone to exercise with? Don't despair. A new research reveals that working out with a virtual partner improves motivation while exercising. The study led ... Read more...

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Excessive computer use spurs risky behaviour among teens


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Excessive computer use among adolescents can spur multiple-risk behaviour (MRB) like drug use, drunkenness and unprotected sex."Since adolescents are exposed to considerable screen time -- over ... Read more...

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Increased computer use by adolescents linked to multiple-risk behaviours


April 26th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
"This research is based on social cognitive theory, which suggests that seeing people engaged in abehaviour is a way of learning that behaviour," says lead researcher and doctoral candidate inSchool ... Read more...

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Men who feel discriminated likely to have bigger tummy


April 13th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A new research from Purdue University has suggested that people, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination are likely to see their waistlines expand."This study found that ... Read more...

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Weight training safe and beneficial for pregnant women


March 26th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): A new study has found that weight training is safe and beneficial for pregnant women provided it is a supervised, low-to-moderate intensity program.The research measured progression in the ... Read more...

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Playboy Hopeful Fernanda Rocha In ‘Real Housewives Of OC’ Season 6


December 10th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 33 year old Brazilian-born fitness trainer Fernanda Rocha is all set to be a part of the 'Real Housewives of OC' cast. The web has been ... Read more...

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Breakdowns in brain connections slow down physical response as we age


August 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): As we age, the connections in our brain get severed slowly, causing our physical responses to slow down, says a new study.The breakdown occurs in corpus callosum, a ... Read more...

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You don’t have to lift heavy weights to build muscle, suggests study


August 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): It is widely believed that lifting heavy weights is the key to build muscle size. However, a new study has shown that a similar degree of muscle building ... Read more...

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High heels may lead to joint degeneration, knee osteoarthritis


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 03 (ANI): A new study has found that prolonged wearing of and walking in high heels can contribute to joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis.An Iowa State University kinesiology master's student ... Read more...

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Young athletes with diabetes can still perform: Study


July 15th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new research has found that although diabetes affects performance of young athletes, they can still manage a good performance.A participants' athletic prowess is sapped by low blood ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Salsa may help elderly dance their way to better health


July 15th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher is conducting a pilot study to find out if salsa can improve the health of elderly Latinos who have limited mobility ... Read more...

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Environment does have bearing on our physical activities


June 15th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) The environment can influence our physical activities, especially when it comes to where people live. "We are not just measuring physical activity, but we are linking it to a ... Read more...

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Daily breathing exercise ensures more oxygen for muscles


June 7th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Daily breathing exercises for six weeks freed more oxygen for other muscles by cutting down on the amount required by breathing or inspiratory muscles during exercise. Louise Turner, researcher ... Read more...

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Daily ginger consumption alleviates muscle pain


May 20th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Daily ginger consumption can reduce muscle pain caused by exercise, says a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia.Patrick O'Connor, a professor in the College of ... Read more...

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Daily ginger consumption eases muscle ache


May 20th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Ginger has long been used as a home remedy for ailments like colds and upset stomachs. But research has now found that daily ginger consumption also reduces muscle ... Read more...

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Unintentional physical activity also helps


April 3rd, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Make physical activity a part of your daily life, even if it be unintentional. "If you aren't in the habit of being physically active, you can run ... Read more...

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Short bursts of intensive exercise as good as hours of training


March 13th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): The secret to staying fit is doing less exercise. Shocked? Well, a new study says short but intensive bursts of exercise lasting ten minutes are as effective as ... Read more...

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Food stores abundance puts low-income women in small cities at higher obesity risk


March 10th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): The availability of supermarkets, rather than the lack of them, increases the risk of obesity for low-income women living in small cities, claims a new study.To reach ... Read more...

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‘Red is the colour for sportsmen, advertisers’


February 25th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 25 (ANS) Wearing red at top international sporting events like the Olympics benefits an athlete, says a new study. In fast-paced sports such as races and skating a referee's perceptions of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Active women give birth to smarter kids’


February 17th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers say active women give birth to smarter kids and they are all set to prove it. Canadian researchers at the University of Montreal say studies on animals already ... Read more...

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Physical activity overcomes depression, fatigue


December 16th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Physical activity is known to reduce depression and fatigue in people struggling with chronic illness. A new study indicates that this effect may stem from an individual's sense ... Read more...

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Virtual partners to help you exercise harder, longer


November 14th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Researchers will be pairing college students with a virtual workout partner, to make them exercise harder, longer and more frequently. Deborah Feltz, who heads Michigan State University (MSU) ... Read more...

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‘Alternate-day” fasting the best bet to fight flab


November 7th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 07 (ANI): Alternate-day fasting can be the right way lose weight and boost cardio-vascular health, experts from University of Illinois at Chicago have suggested.The conclusion was reached after observing 16 ... Read more...

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Binge eating more severe among Caucasian women than Afro-American women


October 26th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): Caucasian college age women are more likely to meet criteria for binge eating than African American women, according to a study.Melissa Napolitano, clinical psychologist at the Center ... Read more...

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Fewer TVs, high-fat foods at home help in weight maintenance


October 25th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight after shedding extra pounds, predictable factors like exercise and control over eating play a role, but so do factors at ... Read more...

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