Physical activity

33 articles

Intense physical activity could promote respiratory infections

30 November 2023
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A multi-omics analysis in forest firefighters suggests that strenuous physical activity may increase susceptibility to respiratory infections.

Physical activity, exercise and brain health!

Exercise can prevent or slow the cognitive decline associated with aging if done regularly at a moderate intensity.

Exerkines : Mediators of the health benefits of exercise

Exerkines are molecules released in response to exercise, which have the potential to improve cardiovascular, metabolic, immunological, and neurological health.

Preventing cardiovascular disease also means preventing cancer!

1 June 2023
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

One study reports that people who have cardiovascular disease are at much higher risk of developing several types of cancers in the years that follow.

A moderate amount and frequency of walking are associated with health benefits

6 April 2023
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

The results of a recent study suggest that it is possible to obtain substantial health benefits from walking only a few days a week.

Living a healthy lifestyle could slow memory decline

According to a study in China, memory decline was slower in older people who had a healthy lifestyle, even in those who had a genetic risk factor (APOE4) for Alzheimer’s disease.

The benefits of walking outside on the brain

A 15-minute walk outdoors improves cognition, according to a Canadian study.

Gut microorganisms boost motivation to exercise

25 January 2023
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

In mice, certain species of gut bacteria produce molecules that activate nerves that are connected to the brain, thereby stimulating reward circuits associated with exercise.

Is exercising late in the morning associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease?

14 December 2022
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

For the same amount, physical exercise performed in the late morning rather than at another time of day was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study carried out among 86,657 participants from the UK-Biobank cohort.

Walking associated with reduced risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease and cancer

The amount (number of steps/day) and the intensity (number of steps/min) of walking are associated with a reduced risk of dementia, premature mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a prospective study among a large cohort from the United Kingdom.

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