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Chronic Illness Fitness Today's Healthcare
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How data provided by fitness trackers and smartphones can help people with MS      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Monitoring and treating a case of multiple sclerosis requires reliable and long-term data on how the disease is progressing in the person in question. Fitness trackers and smartphones can supply this data, as a research team has now shown.

Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian
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Guidance on energy and macronutrients across the lifespan      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In the long history of recommendations for nutritional intake, current research is trending toward the concept of 'food as medicine' -- a philosophy in which food and nutrition are positioned within interventions to support health and wellness.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy Vegetarian Vitamin
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Choosing sugary drinks over fruit juice for toddlers linked to risk of adult obesity      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Consuming sugar-sweetened drinks in the first few years of childhood can be linked to poor diet patterns that increase the risk of obesity in later life, according to a new study.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Staying Healthy
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Mixed diets balance nutrition and carbon footprint      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

What we eat can impact our health as well as the environment. Many studies have looked at the impacts of diets in very general terms focused at the level of food groups. A new study explores this issue following a more nuanced dish-level approach. One of the benefits of this kind of study is that people's connections with their diets vary around the world and have strong cultural associations. Knowledge of the impacts of diets using dishes rather than broad food groups can help individuals make informed choices and those in the food industry improve their practices.

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Does the time of day you move your body make a difference to your health?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Undertaking the majority of daily physical activity in the evening is linked to the greatest health benefits for people living with obesity, according to researchers who followed the trajectory of 30,000 people over almost 8 years.

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Short-term incentives for exercise can lead to sustained increases in activity      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Adults with heart disease risks who received daily reminders or incentives to become more active increased their daily steps by more than 1,500 after a year, and many were still sticking with their new habit six months later, according to a new study.

Children's Health Fitness
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Low cardiorespiratory fitness in youth is associated with decreased work ability throughout adulthood      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study confirms the concerns raised in the public domain about how young people's decreased fitness may affect their future work ability. The association of low youth cardiorespiratory fitness and adulthood decreased work ability persisted until the end of working life, which predicts substantial societal costs.

Depression Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Mental Health Research Nutrition Obesity Psychology Research Staying Healthy
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Feeding the lonely brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has found that women who perceive themselves to be lonely exhibited activity in regions of the brain associated with cravings and motivation towards eating especially when shown pictures of high calorie foods such as sugary foods.

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Exercise habits in youth create better health outcomes for some      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Forming a long-term recreational exercise habit as a young person has a beneficial impact on physical and mental health later in life, but some groups, such as females and academic high-achievers, miss out on these benefits disproportionately.

Diet and Weight Loss Staying Healthy
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Unfavorable social factors may raise heart disease risk factors in Asian American adults      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Asian American adults with more unfavorable factors related to income level, education, housing, access to health care and other social variables had a greater likelihood of having risk factors for cardiovascular disease in this study.

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Did you know that physical activity can protect you from chronic pain?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Reserachers found that people who were more active in their free time had a lower chance of having various types of chronic pain 7-8 years later. For example, being just a little more active, such as going from light to moderate activity, was associated with a 5% lower risk of reporting some form of chronic pain later. For severe chronic pain in several places in the body, higher activity was associated with a 16% reduced risk. The researchers found that the ability to tolerate pain played a role in this apparent protective effect. That explains why being active could lower the risk of having severe chronic pain, whether or not it was widespread throughout the body.

Child Development Children's Health Fitness
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The serious side of kid and canine play      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

With two-thirds of children in the U.S. failing to meet national physical activity guidelines, kinesiologistshave been looking at the impact of the family dog on the exercise habits of kids. Could having a canine best friend get kids on their feet and help bring them more in line with the minimum recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day?

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Staying Healthy
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An avocado a day may improve overall diet quality, researchers report      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Eating one avocado per day may improve overall diet quality. A recent study found that the participants who had an avocado per day significantly increased their adherence to dietary guidelines.

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Pioneering muscle monitoring in space to help astronauts stay strong in low-gravity      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Astronauts have been able to track their muscle health in spaceflight for the first time using a handheld device, revealing which muscles are most at risk of weakening in low gravity conditions. Researchers monitored the muscle health of twelve astronauts before, during and after a stay on the International Space Station.

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Cranberries provide runners with an all-natural boost, according to new research      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In a series of trials involving trained distance runners, researchers found that ingesting a cranberry supplement for 28 consecutive days led to noticeable improvements in both performance and muscle fatigue following 1,500-metre time trials. Reoxygenation rates were faster and running speeds improved by 1.5 per cent. The researchers found that 28 days of cranberry extract consumption by elite level endurance runners demonstrated a trend toward increased speed in 1,500-metre time trials but not in 400-metre ones. However, they did notice that lactate buildup was reduced following the 400-metre but not the 1,500-metre compared to baseline. The data also indicated that the cranberry extract promoted better oxygen extraction by the muscle, improved lactate clearance and slower muscle deoxygenation.

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Weight loss caused by common diabetes drug tied to 'anti-hunger' molecule in study      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study found that metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug associated with moderate weight loss, stimulates production of lac-phe, a molecule abundant after exercise.

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New strategy to facilitate muscle regeneration after injury      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Muscle injuries are common in the active population, and they cause the majority of player leaves in the world of sport. Depending on the severity, recovery of muscle function is quite slow and may require surgery, medication and rehabilitation. Now, a study reveals a strategy to improve and accelerate recovery from muscle injuries that has potential application in the sports and health sector in general.

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Kallistatin contributes to the beneficial metabolic effects of weight loss      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

After weight loss, people with overweight and obesity express more of the protein Kallistatin in subcutaneous white adipose tissue. Kallistatin improves metabolism and could open up new therapeutic options for people with obesity and type 2 diabetes in future.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Staying Healthy
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How home food availability affects young children's nutrient intake      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Early childhood is an important time for learning about nutrition and establishing healthy eating behaviors. Young children rely on parents to provide food options, and the availability of food in the home affects their dietary choices. A new study looks at changes in home food availability and nutrient intake for children from 2 to 4 years old.