Exercise your legs for a healthy brain. It helps deal with stress too

Exercising your legs is necessary for a healthy brain and nervous system, said a new study that showed that neurological health depends on signals sent by leg muscles to the brain and vice versa. The results gave doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other…

Lower back pain? These 5 exercises fitness experts say help the most

Have your friends and colleagues started noticing your presence due the aroma of the excessive back pain cream or spray you apply? If that’s the case, and the pain isn’t getting any better, it’s time you started practising some essential lower back exercises. Lower back pain could be the result of an injury to a…

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

A new research suggests that moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, say the researchers. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow…

Arthritis pain, here’s why the cycle in the gym is your best friend

Over 180 million people in India are suffering from arthritis, says Arthritis-India’s website. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and it can affect one of multiple joints. While there are over 100 types of arthritis, the two most common kinds are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Though the condition is seen among people…

10 benefits of exercise that aren’t losing weight

The benefits of exercise are numerous and go well beyond simple weight loss. From mood boosting to bone building, there are plenty of reasons to lace up your trainers – beyond dropping a dress size. 1. Better bone health When it comes to your bones, exercise works on multiple levels. Weight-bearing exercise includes the day-to-day stuff such…