Tag Archives: Exercise

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

Bursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests. The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed results from 36 earlier studies. Although all the participants lost weight, those doing Hiit saw a 28.5% greater weight loss. The researchers… Read More »

Catherine O'Mahony: 'Sex ed in the 80s was a box-ticking exercise for nuns – this generation has a chance for enlightenment'

I remember it well. The nuns wanted nothing to do with it, back in the day. From memory they faded deliberately into the background on the day the Sex Talk was due to take place. We girls – 15 and fairly ignorant on the workings of the flesh – were ushered into the geography room… Read More »

The Exercise Hormone Irisin May Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s

According to a study, exercise produces the irisin hormone that could help in improving memory and protecting against Alzheimer’s. It’s known that physical activity improves memory, and research has suggested that it could also help to reduce Alzheimer’s risk.[1] The irisin hormone that’s released into circulation when performing physical activity was discovered by scientists several… Read More »

How exercise may protect against Alzheimer's

Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: “feel-good” hormones that boost mood. Now there’s evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study co-led by Ottavio Arancio, MD, PhD, a researcher at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and… Read More »