Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women

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Many experts consider exercise to be an effective treatment for depression. However, new research casts doubt on this theory by showing that not everyone may benefit. A new study looks at whether exercise can relieve depressive symptoms in men and women equally. Depression is the number one cause of disability…

How exercise can counter the effects of jet lag

On February 22, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

New research in The Journal of Physiology suggests that exercising at certain times of the day can alter the circadian rhythms, potentially offering a new therapy for jet lag and shift work. Jet lag can lead to insomnia and fatigue, but exercise may help alleviate such disruptions to a person’s…

Cancer-related fatigue: Exercise, psychological therapies best treatments

For patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect. Researchers have found that exercise is one of the best ways to reduce fatigue for…

Exercise can increase levels of hunger-promoting endocannabinoids even if you are sleep-deprived

A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids – which target the same receptors as cannabis – are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute exercise can modulate this effect. Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of…

Getting the right amounts of sleep and regular exercise lower stroke risk

On February 19, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night and exercising 30 to 60 minutes, three to six times a week, are healthy behaviors that can greatly reduce adults’ stroke risk, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016. Researchers used a…