Age Like a Former Athlete

Being a world-class distance runner in your youth does not guarantee that you will be fit and healthy in retirement. But it helps, according to a new study that followed a group of elite American runners for 45 years. The study’s findings raise interesting questions about how we can and should age and the role […]

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Exercising in the Heat May Not Be Helping You Get Results

Here’s your excuse to forgo the sweltering weather and work out inside today. Not only is exercising in a hot climate unpleasant, preliminary research from the University of Nebraska at Omaha suggests that it might not be as effective as working out in cooler settings. Researchers are examining exercise’s effect on a person’s mitochondria ― […]

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Moving When Young May Strengthen the Adult Brain

Being active in youth may change the inner workings of brain cells much later in life and sharpen some types of thinking, according to a remarkable new neurological study involving rats. The study suggests that the effects of youthful exercise on the brain could linger deep into adulthood, potentially providing a buffer against the declines […]

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