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Natural Awakenings North Central Florida
Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria
Exercising 30 to 60 minutes three times a week improved healthy gut microbes in people even without dietary changes.
Yoga Soothes the Blues
A twice-weekly yoga class lowered symptoms of depression in participants within eight weeks.
Physical Activity Deters Alzheimer's
Walking, dancing, gardening and other physical activities significantly improve brain volume and lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Aerobics Keep the Brain Young
Exercise such as brisk walking or jogging for 45 minutes protects not just the heart but the brain from age-related decline.
Tai Chi Eases the Blues
Weekly lessons in tai chi along with thrice-weekly home practice sessions significantly lowered depression in Boston Chinese-Americans.
Aerobics Improve Brain Function
People with mild cognitive impairment that exercised aerobically four times a week for six months had increases in overall brain volume and gray matter and enjoyed better cognitive functioning.
Yoga Eases Eating Disorders
In two studies, regular yoga classes or individual practice lowered anxiety, depression and negative thoughts in people with eating disorders.
Tart Cherry Aids Runner Performance
Young adult distance runners in Texas taking a powered tart cherry supplement for 10 days improved their running time and reported a third less muscle soreness.
High-Intensity Workouts May Keep People Coming Back
Sedentary Canadian adults that underwent high-intensity interval training found it more enjoyable that those who performed ongoing moderate exercise.
Not-So-Speedy Pedaling Boosts Benefits
Biking a half hour to work improves brain function, but if pollution hangs in the air, a moderate pace of 8 miles per hour tests best for overall health.
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