In the past week wide range of scientific finds have been published and some might be very helpful to personal training clients. Like the advice from long-term weigh-loss maintainers, what undernourishment in kids can cause down the line or how exercise can help older adults to retain their memories.
Weight-loss maintainers share strategies for success
Over 6,000 study participants, who lost more than 50 pounds and kept the weight off more than three years, offer tips to succeed
The first large-scale study in which weight loss maintainers could self-identify what helped them succeed reveals some secrets of how people lose weight and keep it off: persevering despite setbacks; regularly looking back at what their life was like before the weight loss; and remaining focused on their health.
Source: California Polytechnic State University
Undernourished infants at risk for lung restriction, weaker health as adults, study finds
Researchers examined 40 years of respiratory studies from three countries and found that poor childhood nutrition and growth increase the risk of lung disease as an adult.
Source: University of Arizona Health Sciences
New clues in the brain linking pain and food
Researchers may have found an explanation in a new study that suggests that circuitry in the brain responsible for motivation and pleasure is impacted when someone experiences pain.
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center
The immune system also helps a healthy body
Were you also under the impression that the immune system only kicks in when you get sick? In fact, new research shows the immune system is also busy when you're perfectly healthy. For instance, it helps you convert fat into energy when you're fasting.
Source: University of Southern Denmark
Middle-aged men see weight gain as inevitable
Weight gain produces feelings of despondency and low self-worth among middle-aged men, but it is also seen as an inevitable consequence of family and career responsibilities, according to a new study.
Source: Anglia Ruskin University
Exercise can help older adults retain their memories
Pooling data from dozens of experiments let researchers show whose brains benefit the most from exercise.
Conducting a meta-analysis of 3,000 patients over 36 studies (carefully vetted from more than 1,200 studies in all), psychologists were able to find that specific exercise helps episodic memory -- 3 times a week for 4 months, with greater improvements among those who are age 55 to 68 years.
Source: University of Pittsburgh
Well-functioning fat may be the key to fewer old-age ailments
Fat tissue plays an important role in human health. However, our fat tissue loses function as we age, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer and other ailments. High levels of lifelong exercise seem to counteract this deterioration.
Source: University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science
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