Archive for the ‘Exercise and Fitness’ Category

25 minutes of brisk walking a day adds 7 years to your life

October 18th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

The professor of cardiac diseases at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London, said gentle exercise can reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack in the average person’s 50s and 60s by half. This study is very relevant. It suggests that when people exercise regularly they may be able to retard Read the entire post…


The Importance of Exercise in Cancer Recovery

February 14th, 2014 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Cancer is not a new disease. While the types and instances of cancer have increased over the years the disease itself has plagued mankind for centuries. Even though our understanding of the disease has increased many times over throughout the centuries, some old habits and ideas have persisted. One of the most pervasive of these Read the entire post…


Exercise to Prevent and Heal Depression

November 5th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Physical activity is being increasingly recognized as an effective tool to treat depression. New research is finding that moderate exercise can actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term. This study analyzed over 26 years’ worth of research findings to discover that even low levels of physical activity like walking for 20-30 minutes a Read the entire post…


Exercising the Body to Benefit the Brain

May 20th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

We all know that exercising is important in maintaining the overall health of our bodies. By engaging in a regular exercise routine we can effectively manage our weight, boost our immune system, increase our lung capacity, and protect our heart and cardiovascular system from disease. In fact, exercising has been proven to be one of Read the entire post…


Strength Training and Exercises Stops Arthritis

December 30th, 2010 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Strengthening exercises for the legs may help slow the progression of knee arthritis, a study shows. Researchers found that among older adults with knee osteoarthritis, those who underwent lower-body strength training showed less narrowing in the knee joint space over 2.5 years — evidence that their arthritis was progressing more slowly. Osteoarthritis is the common, Read the entire post…


Physical Fitness Prevents Dementia

December 27th, 2010 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Older adults who keep their bodies in shape may be keeping their minds fit as well, according to a study published. In a study of 460 79-year-olds, UK researchers found that those who performed well on a series of fitness tests also tended to score higher on tests of cognitive abilities, such as verbal skills Read the entire post…