November 11, 2013 • Fitness
Exercise News Flash
The science extolling the amazing benefits of exercise just keep rolling in. Here are three recent study highlights that I hope bring a smile to your face and more movement to your life and the life of your loved one’s.
- Regular moderate to vigorous exercise in youth was linked to significantly superior academic standing, particularly for girl’s performance in the sciences. (British Journal of Sports Medicine, October 2013)
- In a review study that encompassed over 26 years of research findings, regular physical activity, including lighter activities like walking and gardening, was clearly linked to less depression over the lifespan for all age groups. (American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2013; 45 (5))
- In a first-of-its-kind animal study felt to be an accurate approximation for human physiology, the offspring of pigs that exercised regularly during pregnancy displayed improved blood vessel function throughout adulthood. (In other words, regular exercise during pregnancy translated to lifelong heart health benefits for offspring.) (Experimental Physiology, October 2015)