"People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests.
The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked for more than 20 years showed that those with lower fitness levels at midlife had smaller brain volumes in their 60s -- a sign of accelerated brain aging."
"It's hard to give a quantified amount of exercise," he acknowledged. "We are not telling people to run marathons. It's a good idea to do some aerobic exercise that gets the heart pumping, such as half an hour of walking every day, or going up several flights of stairs."
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Here is a good overview on ketosis that debates whether or not it's a good or bad thing. You may want to run your diet plan by your doctor to make sure that you are getting the nutrients you need and that you aren't damaging your body in any way. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
You might try a short, high-intensity workout for the days that you are finding it hard to fit in a more lengthy workout. These slideshows for the 30 minute workout and 7 minute workout may be a good place to start. Also, if you have access to a gym (on your college campus or where you live perhaps) these cardio workouts range from 20 minutes to an hour (one routine is designed to fit however much time you have) and may be a good option. Hope these help!View Thread
"A little jogging is good for your health, researchers say, but too much might not be.
"In this study, the dose of running that was most favorable for reducing mortality was jogging 1 to 2.4 hours per week, with no more than three running days per week," said study researcher Jacob Marott of the Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark. The best pace was slow or average -- about 5 miles per hour, he added.
The strenuous joggers, the investigators found, were as likely to die during that time period as the sedentary non-joggers. Light joggers and moderate joggers fared better, in that order, Marott's team found."
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Here are instructions for 5 new calorie-burning treadmill routines that you might try to boost your interest -- they are each an hour or less. If you are looking for something different, these exercise ball routines can help you build muscle and work up a sweat. And if you find yourself still losing interest, you might want to add some of these fun strategies to boost your workout into the mix, such as working out with a friend, or abandoning the treadmill for a run outside with your dog. Mixing all of these strategies together and adding in swimming or cycling can help you not feel so bored, and may actually get you excited to workout out. Please let us know what works for you!View Thread
I can certainly sympathize with not wanting to workout in the cold. This article has 5 calorie-burning treadmill exercises that you might want to try. The workouts focus on interval training, which will make your time on the treadmill effective and challenging, and you can choose from workouts that are 20, 30 or 60 minutes long. Let us know if you find one particularly helpful!View Thread
Hope you are doing well! You might consider trying some of the exercises for joint health outlined in this slideshow . The WebMD Healthy Living, Healthy Joints health center also has some tips on exercises, foods and more that can help your joints. Please let us know how you are doing and what works for you!View Thread