New research shows that playing soccer can improve bone development in adolescent boys. In a study comparing adolescent soccer players to swimmers, cyclists and a control group of boys not involved in regular sport, scientists found soccer led to significantly better bones after one year of training.
In a recent study involving 23 breast cancer survivors, 12 weeks of aerobic training was found to improve sleep, pain and general health.
A new study has found that as little as 12 weeks of aerobic walking exercise improves brain function in patients with mild cognitive impairment, an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease,
Three months of core stability exercises reduced pain and improved functional status in chronic low back pain suffers. Patients doing core stability exercises experienced improved functional status versus the general exercise after 3 months.
Want to lose weight but don’t have the time to exercise everyday? In a study recently published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, duration is more important than frequency when exercising for weight loss. Women lost more weight over a 24 week period if they exercised 100 mins for 3 days per week compared to 50 mins for 6 days per week.