A new study reveals our genes play a key role in how our bodies respond to exercise. Researchers also identified specific genes that influence the outcome of different types of physical activity.
Participating in nature-based activities including exercise, gardening, and conservation, helps improve mood and reduce anxiety for those with mental health problems.
Neurturin, a muscle-produced protein, improves muscular metabolism, motor coordination, and exercise performance in mouse models. The discovery could have implications for treating ALS and other disorders associated with neurological disorders that affect muscles.
First of a kind study reveals the causal relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption, exercise, and happiness, rather than a generalized correlation.
A new small-scale study reveals transcranial direct current stimulation improved gait and increased the benefits of aerobic exercise in Parkinson's patients.
Irisin, a hormone secreted by muscles during exercise, improved cognitive function and lowered levels of inflammation in mouse models. The findings have implications for the development of treatments for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
A new mathematical model is able to predict the optimal exercise regime to help build muscles.
Regular exercise modulates iron storage and trafficking in the brain and skeletal muscles, and physical activity reduces cortical hepcidin. The findings reveal how exercise can be beneficial for those with Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reports a strong association between high levels of physical activity and the ability to maintain cognitive function in breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy.
Diet and exercise can influence hippocampal neurogenesis, researchers say. Poor nutrition and lack of exercise have detrimental effects on hippocampal neurogenesis, increasing the risk for dementia.
Exercise has a two-fold effect on those with depression. Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and increases the brain's ability to change, researchers report.