Can Exercise Affect Your Menstrual Cycle?
Atrial fibrillation, in which the two upper chambers of the heart tend to twitch rather than beat steadily, is the most common heart rhythm abnormality. It is especially common after age 65. The danger is that blood can pool, causing clots that move to the heart or brain. There have been reports of an increased incidence of the abnormality in younger people who exercise vigorously. “Prior studies have looked at atrial fibrillation in young and middle-aged and generally healthy people,” said study lead author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
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Exercise may boost mood during pregnancy – but up to 75% of pregnant women are inactive
First of all, she recommends post 50s start realistically remembering to carefully consider the amount of time and energy they can spend on working out as many people who are new to exercise quickly become overwhelmed because they set goals that require an exceedingly high commitment. “If you haven’t been exercising, you can get health benefits from just 50 minutes of exercise per week,” she says. Other people, Bell explains, don’t do enough meaningful exercise and get discouraged when they don’t see any benefits. “It’s important to engage in meaningful activity,” Bell says. Bell divides “meaningful activity” for post 50s into four key categories of exercise: strengthening, flexibility, aerobics and balance. To learn more about these four key categories and how to incorporate them into your own exercise regimen, flip through the slideshow below. And, for more information on getting in shape after 50, go here.
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Exercise not only changes your look, it changes your physiology
The results, announced Friday, appear online in the journal Psychology & Health. RELATED: SUBWAY DELIVERY! NEVADA WOMAN GIVES BIRTH IN SANDWICH SHOP RESTROOM Prior research has found that prenatal exercise can help manage pregnancy-related musculoskeletal issues, improve sleep, prevent excessive weight gain, and shorten labor. A separate study published earlier this month in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that moderate-intensity exercise three times a week during your second and third trimesters halves the risk of your newborn being overweight. Other studies have found that between 60 to 75 percent of pregnant women are inactive. Additionally, while postpartum mood disorders like postnatal depression are widely recognized, rates of depression, anxiety, and fatigue are actually higher during pregnancy than following pregnancy, and can cause complications with the pregnancy, the researchers said. Still, before you begin an exercise program, be sure to talk to your doctor about any risks with your pregnancy.
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August 11, 2013 2 Exercise is the closest thing to a magical pill since it keeps you healthy in so many ways. Aside from helping you drop pounds and look sensational sporting your bikini, it keeps your heart healthy, improves your mood and energy levels, keeps sickness at bay, can prevent injuries or alleviate chronic pain, and can even help you have a better night’s sleep. Working out may also help when Aunt Flo comes for her monthly visit. If you suffer from bloating or gut-wrenching cramps ( dysmenorrhea ) even though you may not feel up to your normal workout walking, swimming, or doing another type of light exercise like yoga will improve circulation to relieve painful cramps and ease digestive distress. The release of endorphins from exercise is also helpful in getting rid of headaches, fatigue, and your cranky, I-want-to-throw-something-at-everyone mood.
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The 4 Keys To Starting An Exercise Regimen After 50
Different genetic methylation patterns resulting from varying dietary habits may in part determine who gets diabetes and other such metabolic diseases and who does not. The new study in Sweden at the Lund University Diabetes Center had a group of men work out under the guidance of a trainer for six months. At the end of that time period, the men understandably had lost inches off their waists, lost fat, increased their endurance and improved their blood pressure and cholesterol readings. They also had altered the methylation pattern of many of the genes in their fat cells.
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