Online chair yoga viable exercise for isolated older adults with dementia

Dementia doesn’t just involve cognitive decline, it also involves deteriorating physical function. This major cause of limitation in activities of daily living in older adults with dementia requires safe, effective, and evidence-based nonpharmacological approaches. One such approach is chair yoga. A noninvasive and low-impact intervention, chair yoga is practiced sitting or standing using a chair … Read more

Scientists advocate for further research on benefits of exercise training for managing multiple sclerosis

East Hanover, NJ. July 18, 2022. A team of experts encouraged ongoing investigation of the benefits of exercise training for individuals with multiple sclerosis, citing shortcomings of available studies. They outlined their outlook for this avenue of research in, “Exercise in multiple sclerosis,” published in Lancet April 20, 2022. (doi: 10.1016 / S1474-4422 (22) 00045-X. … Read more

This berry may hold the key to exercise endurance

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from Northumbria University found a recently discovered edible berry has the potential to improve the performance of endurance runners by a potentially game-changing 2%. The research is published in Nutrients and was conducted by Glyn Howatson et al. The Haskap berry (botanical name Lonicera caerulea) is edible blue honeysuckle native … Read more

Physical therapy top choice among Exercise Science grads at SUNY Fredonia

Dr. Todd Backes (far right) demonstrates the use of equipment with students in an Exercise Science lab. Six newly minted or recent graduates who earned BS degrees in Exercise Science at the State University of New York at Fredonia will continue their education in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs – the most popular choice … Read more

The #1 Worst Supplement For Exercise, Says Science — Eat This Not That

When you want to improve exercise performance, you may think to turn to supplements beyond protein powder. There are, in fact, many supplements that can support better workout results, such as beetroot and branched-chain amino acids; however, there are also supplements that can negatively impact your performance. Once thought to be a worthwhile supplement to … Read more

Planetary Defense Exercise Uses Apophis as Hazardous Asteroid Stand-In

If a large asteroid struck the Earth, it could have devastating consequences. Over 100 participants from 18 countries – including[{” attribute=””>NASA scientists and the agency’s NEOWISE mission – took part in the international exercise. We know that asteroids have struck the Earth in the past with devastating consequences, such as the asteroid 66 million years … Read more

When is the best time of day to exercise?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain When should I fit exercise within my daily schedule? For most, the answer depends on our family’s schedule and working hours, and perhaps on whether we’re “larks” or “night owls.” But over the past decade, researchers have found that much more hangs on this question than these constraints. That’s because recent … Read more

There May Be an Optimal Time of Day For Exercise, But It’s Not The Same For Everybody

Exercise is good for you no matter the time of day, but a new randomized control trial has found breaking a sweat in the morning and evening might target different parts of the body and mind. Over the course of 12 weeks, 27 healthy and active women and 20 healthy and active men participated in … Read more

Why Is Long-term Weight Loss So Difficult?

It’s an all-too-common story. A patient loses weight after changing his or her diet and physical activity. Donna Ryan Comprehensive lifestyle intervention (behavior changes around diet and physical activity) is foundational to weight loss efforts, including perhaps the addition of drugs, devices, or surgery. These interventions have been shown to produce weight loss associated with … Read more