In recent years, we have made incredible advancements in helping us understand how best to prevent the chronic diseases that cause us to live sicker and die quicker than most other industrialized nations. Source: How exercise keeps your brain healthy
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Sticking to a gym plan is hard. Like, really hard.
But if you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration (or a healthy dose of shaming) check out the story of Edna Shepherd.
The 94-year-old woman from Hume, Australia, who pumps iron a staggering ten times a week. Even on her one day off, she’s still getting the muscles moving with a weekly ballroom dancing class.
“I’m always on the go, I don’t like sitting around,” Shepherd says in the above 7 News clip.
The nutrition-savvy great grandmother also claims the exercise regime helps her socialise — particularly when it comes to chatting up the opposite sex. “I like hugging the men: I’m a naughty girl,” says the go-getter. Read more…
New research suggests that a short session of moderate physical activity can reduce inflammation by activating a response at the cellular level. Source: Just 20 minutes of exercise enough to reduce inflammation, study finds – Medical News Today
Just one moderate session creates a cellular response that can boost our immune system. Source: Exercise does a body good: 20 minutes can act as anti-inflammatory | University of California