An impressive new study from researchers at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging has found mice given supplements of an endogenous metabolite display significant healthspan improvements. The research follows on from other similar animal studies with the same compound, and a clinical trial in middle-aged humans is set to get underway.
We know exercise is a good thing. It improves everything from cardiovascular disease to one’s cognitive health. Observational studies have also seen physical activity lessen age-related vision loss, but until now it hasn’t been clear how causal that relationship has been. New research from the University of Virginia (UVA) is offering the first experimental evidence to show how exercise can directly slow, or even prevent, macular degeneration.
There’s no question that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but there remains a lot to discover about the ways physical activity positively influences the human body. A new study has delved into the mechanics of muscle maintenance, finding that even short stints on a bike can boost the activity of the “death marker protein,” which clears out damage to keep things healthy and in working order.
In calling for sharp hand-eye coordination, alertness and quick reflexes, pingpong (or table tennis to its more serious practitioners) has come to be seen as a useful therapy for a number of ailments, in particular Alzheimer’s, dementia and those associated with the brain. Researchers in Japan have turned their eye to its potential to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, with a six-month preliminary study pointing to significant improvements in the participant’s ability to carry out a variety of everyday tasks.
It’s about time that least a few State lawmakers take the lead on this politically correct nonsense. What ever happened to the term “Girl Power?”
It is the height of unfairness and hypocrisy that lawmakers allow guys, dressed up as girls, to compete in athletic events, knowing full well that the REAL females don’t have a prayer of prevailing.
Unlike guys, girls and young women play sports for the love only. Unlike guys, there is little to no hope of parlaying athletic talent into a professional career of merit. There is no NFL, NHL, MBA and the WNBA is for a very select few.
But now that love of the sport is being sullied and ruined for many young women. However, there may be an awakening and some help on the horizon – at least for some.
from the College Fix:
State Lawmakers Push To Protect Girls From Competing Against Biological Males In Sports
Legislation is for ‘every dad who’s got a daughter’
The Democrat-controlled U.S. House wants to force schools to let biologically male students compete in girls’ sports.
A new UT Southwestern study has offered yet more evidence affirming the value of exercise in slowing the brain degeneration associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The research is suggesting aerobic exercise may be more effective than mild flexibility training in directly reducing hippocampal deterioration.
To all my loyal readers – I’d like to apologize in advance. I, the Common Constitutionalist, sustained a sports-related injury yesterday.Turns out I’m not invincible after all. Who knew? I’ll tell you who knew. Everyone but me.
I won’t detail it, but it’s a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament or PCL. It’s the largest of four knee ligaments, and the least known. Anyone who follows sports, especially football, knows the other three – the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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Liberals are supposed to be all about the children and children’s health. We’re constantly bombarded with ads telling us to get the kids out of the house and get some exercise – run around.
The NFL sponsors a Play60 program, where they encourage children of all ages to get out play football and other physical activities. They even have a program called Fuel Up to Play 60, where they partner with schools.
According to cdc.gov/healthyschools:
“Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. … helping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight… building strong bones and muscles… improving cardiovascular fitness. Children and adolescents should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily. Aerobic: Most of the 60 or more minutes a day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week.”
School districts across the country understand the importance of physical fitness, for the betterment of the children.
Welcome to Part 2 of Workin Out with the Common Constitutionalist. I continue my departure from the standard run-of-mill gym fare. I suggest you pull out your core sliders if you have them.
If you wish to review Part 1, click on this link.