Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • Five Exercise Benefits You May Not Know About

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    If someone tells you that it’s important to exercise more, the first question on your mind probably wouldn’t be, “why?” By now, you’re probably aware of several of the main exercise benefits – lose weight, gain muscle, battle depression, live healthier, and so on.

    However, it seems like with each passing day, we’re learning more and more about all the potential benefits of exercise. Here are a few exercise benefits you may not have heard of before, all backed by research.

    It Can Protect the Brain from Alzheimer’s

    The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease recently published a study that involved 93 adults who had at least one parent with Alzheimer’s, putting them at high risk for developing the disease. All participants wore an accelerometer for one week to measure their physical activity and received PET scans to measure their glucose metabolism. The goal was to find a relationship between brain activity and exercise levels.

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  • Five Benefits of Morning Exercise

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    We all know one person (or at least follow one on Instagram) who gets up every morning at 4:00 am to workout. If you’re not a morning person, this seems absolutely insane – especially when there are 12 more hours in a day to exercise!

    However, there are actually some major benefits of morning exercise. And while 4:00 am is a little extreme, giving yourself an extra 30-40 minutes each morning before work or school may become your new favorite way to wake up! As you work on crafting your summer body, the sun is rising earlier, and morning exercise might be something you should consider. Here are a few benefits, as well as a few tips for getting it done.

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