Here's a new study finding that's bound to make tall, thin women happy: Their body size and their gender make it more likely they will reach the milestone age of 90 than either men or shorter, heavier women. If these women exercised an hour a day, the longevity benefits were even greater, the Dutch scientists reported. While exercise helped men live longer, their body size did not.The increase in life expectancy has started to plateau in some developed countries, said lead researcher Lloyd Brandts, from the department of epidemiology at Maastricht University Medical Centre, in the Netherlands.One theory that might explain this is the growing number of obese and sedentary people, he said. But the new study unearthed a surprise."The findings indicate that both body size and physical activity are related to lifespan, but that these associations seem to differ between men and women," Brandts said.He cautioned, however, that this type of observational study can't prove body size and … [Read more...] about Want to live longer? Body size and exercise may make a difference for women, study shows
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Andy Kravets Journal Star Published 4:18 am CDT, Saturday, October 6, 2018 Nurse Teresa Smith prepares doses of methadone in the lab at the Human Service Center in Peoria. The center specializes in the intake and assessment of individuals with drug and alcohol abuse, offering psychiatric assessment and medication treatment services for those battling opioid and other addictions. Methadone function is to stimulate brain receptors that crave the heroin response without causing withdrawal symptoms or pushing the person into an overstimulated response. less Nurse Teresa Smith prepares doses of methadone in the lab at the Human Service Center in Peoria. The center specializes in the intake and assessment of individuals with drug and alcohol abuse, offering ... more Photo: Fred Zwicky | Journal Star (AP) Photo: Fred Zwicky | Journal Star … [Read more...] about Medication aids helps to ease opioid dependency
A recent article about cardiac prevention came from an unexpected source: a journal dedicated to psychiatry. Not what I typically expect, but the key to this psych connection is all about depression and its effects on the heart. We know that cardiovascular disease and depression are the most common causes of disability in Western countries. In fact, one in five people with heart disease has depression. So it is worth exploring this connection in more detail. The article, published in JAMA Psychiatry, not only links the two conditions but also concludes with some important advice about how to live longer. The new information: Men and woman who remain physically fit in middle age may be able to avoid depression and have a lower chance of dying of a heart problem when they get older. This study looked at participants in the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, which is a prospective, ongoing examination of people living in Texas, that began in 1970. Records from … [Read more...] about A cardiologist explains why exercise is important in middle age
By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 28, 2018 at 7:14 am | UPDATED: June 28, 2018 at 7:15 am Just as suicide rates are spiking and a national conversation has begun on to how to fight depression, a disease that impacts 16 million adults in the U.S., a new study shows that exercise may be a key weapon in the battle. Published in JAMA Psychiatry, this new study shows that exercise combats depression, particularly in middle-age. Led by Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, director of the center for depression research and clinical care at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, the researchers found that being fit can lower the risk of developing depression. Bonus: working out also fights the risk of developing heart disease and dying early. “Depression doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” says Trivedi, senior author of the paper, as Time notes. “Especially for people who are older, depression has a complicated … [Read more...] about Can exercise battle depression?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Well Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Phys Ed Benefits essentially were the same whether people went to the gym twice a week or five times a week. ByGretchen Reynolds June 6, 2018 Lifting weights might also lift moods, according to an important new review of dozens of studies about strength training and depression. It finds that resistance exercise often substantially reduces people’s gloom, no matter how melancholy they feel at first, or how often — or seldom — they actually get to the gym and lift. There already is considerable evidence that exercise, in general, can help to both stave off and treat depression. A large-scale 2016 review that involved more than a million people, for instance, concluded that being physically fit substantially reduces the risk that someone will develop clinical depression. Other studies and reviews have … [Read more...] about Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression