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  2. Physical activity and Disability in Older Adults
    2017 - USA

    A structured physical activity intervention reduces reported severe mobility disability and difficulty on mobility tasks in older adults with functional limitations.

  3. Guide and Scout Participation, Childhood Social Position and Mental Health at Age 50
    2017 - Scotland

    Youth programmes that support resilience and social mobility through developing the potential for self-reliance and collaboration in natural environments may be protective of mental health in...

  4. Physical Activity Slows Biological Aging
    2017 - USA

    A low amount of physical activity appeared to create a biological age gap of eight years between those women who exercised and those that did not.

  5. Running—It Does the Brain Good
    2016 - USA

    In this study the runners showed greater function connectivity within several areas of the brain, including the frontal cortex, where cognitive functions like planning, decision-making and the...

  6. Higher Fitness Reduces Risk of Death after first Heart Attack
    2016 - USA

    Higher baseline exercise capacity was independently associated with a lower risk of early death after a first myocardial infarction. 

  7. Bicycling and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
    2016 - Denmark

    People who frequently bike to work or in their free time have a decreased risk of heart disease. 

  8. Benefits of Physical Exercise in Postmenopausal Women
    2016 - Spain

    Exercise improves physical function and balance, corrects disability, prevents muscle loss, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia in middle-aged women. 

  9. Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes
    2016 - England

    Higher levels of leisure time  physical activity were associated with substantially lower incidence of type 2 diabetes in the general population.

  10. Running Repairs Neurodegenerative Disease in Animal Brain
    2016 - Canada

    Canadian researchers discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models.

  11. Heart Failure Risk Reduced in Older Adults with Moderate Physical Activity
    2015 - USA

    In older adults, the risk of heart failure can be cut in half by adherence to key protective lifestyle factors, including modest physical activity, in addition to not smoking and a healthy weight.

  12. Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
    2016 - England

    The study estimated that more than eight million adults in England engage in green exercise each week, resulting in over 1.3 billion green exercise visits a year.

  13. Regular Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Health Costs
    2016 - USA

    The study provides strong evidence of the association between moderate‐vigorous physical activity and significantly lower health care expenditures and resource utilization, irrespective of...

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