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The Right Dose of Exercise for the Aging Brain

The Right Dose of Exercise for the Aging Brain by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, August 12, 2015 A brisk walk may be all it takes to help improve our ability to think as we age, but more may not be better, according to a new study of exercise and cognition.

Lack of Exercise Can Disrupt the Body’s Rhythms

Lack of Exercise Can Disrupt the Body’s Rhythms by Gretchen Reynolds  May 22, 2015  The New York Times   Dr. Frank A.J.L. Scheer and his colleagues suggest that exercise and movement affect circadian rhythms.

How Exercise Changes Our DNA

How Exercise Changes Our DNA by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, December 17, 2014   In a study in the journal Epigenetics, scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm found that the cells in the muscles of the legs of  volunteers, who exercised only one leg, showed changes in DNA.  According to the study, […]

Phys Ed Want to Be More Creative? Take a Walk

Want to Be More Creative? Take a Walk by Gretchen Reynolds, April 30,, 2014, The New York Times Researchers at Stanford University concluded that taking a walk increases creativity.

How Exercise Can Help You Live Longer

How Exercise Can Help You Live Longer by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, April 2, 2014 An Australian study in December 2013 in Plos One demonstrated that physical activity reduced peoples’ risk of dying from cardiac illness.

Tried and True: Don’t Let Exercise Myths Keep You Off the Couch

Tried and True: Don’t Let Exercise Myths Keep You Off the Couch by Jessica  C.Kraft, Esperanza, Winter 2014 This author debunks eight myths about exercise to motivate even the people who are most reluctant to exercise.

Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age

Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, January 29, 2014 This author points out that the February issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine published a study which confirmed that middle aged adults who have never exercised before and who begin to exercise in middle age have […]

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, September 18, 2013 Physically fit children absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape, a new study finds, raising timely questions about the wisdom of slashing schools’ physical education programs.

Ask Well: Sleep or Exercise?

Ask Well: Sleep or Exercise? by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, September 20, 2013 Balancing sleep, exercise and nutrition is important to a person’s health.

How Exercise Can Help Us Learn

How Exercise Can Help Us Learn by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, August 7, 2013 Is it better to exercise before you learn something new? What about during? And should the exercise be vigorous or gentle? Two new studies helpfully tackle those questions. “For now, though, there is some practical takeaway from the current […]