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    Pregnant women who exercise deliver babies with better brains

    Researchers at the University of Montreal conducted a study on healthy pregnant women and found that those who were more physically active delivered babies with more mature brains.

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    Five hints to get better results from weight training

    To get best results from weight training, first warm up properly, then mentally concentrate on the specific muscle you are working, keep breathing and ensure your form and positioning is correct. Slowing down significantly on the negative (eccentric) motion helps protect against injury and leads to more rapid muscle growth.

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    Short walks after meals best to control blood sugar

    A small well-conducted research study showed that the best program to reduce blood sugar increases after meals was to take short 15 minute walks, at an easy to moderate pace, soon after finishing each meal. This program decreases the risk that pre-diabetics will advance to full diabetes.

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    How physical activity can decrease the risk of breast cancer

    Women who exercise (even by doing physical chores at home or walking) can lower their risk of breast cancer by up to 30%. Recent research suggests the reason is that exercise improves the ratio of “good” estrogen to unhealthy estrogen.

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    New research about breast pain during exercise

    The University of Portsmouth (England) has researched the problem of breast pain in women when they exercise, and they have published some online materials that should be helpful. Many women, especially those with larger breasts, note discomfort while exercising, but a well-fitted sports bra will help the large majority.

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    Exercise and memory

    Regular aerobic exercise (even brisk walking) seems to improve memory function, but some people, based on what genes they posses, get more of a boost from exercise than others.

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    Exercise seems to protect against prostate cancer

    In this study, men who were moderately to highly physically active were 53% less likely to have prostate cancer than more sedentary men, and the cancers in those who exercised tended to be less aggressive. Black men however did not seem to benefit from a decreased risk of prostate cancer with increased exercise levels.

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    Lazy about exercising every day? Read this.

    Women who worked out only two or four times a week (aerobic/ weight training) had the same overall fitness benefits as women who worked out six times a week. The best overall performers were the women who worked out four times per week.