Photo: Female Participant doing Interval Walking Training; Copyright: Shizue Masuki, Shinshu University

Quality over quantity! Interval walking training improves fitness and health

11.11.2019

Interval Walking Training is a method that is effective in increasing overall fitness and decreasing healthcare costs associated with lifestyle-related diseases of the middle-aged and elderly. That's the result of a study of Dr. Shizue Masuki of Shinshu University.
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Photo: McMaster undergraduate student Ronald Perinpanayagam works with one of the seniors who participated in the study; Copyright: Paulina Rzeczkowska

Researchers find high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors

11.11.2019

Researchers at McMaster University who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults.
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Photo: Young man in the Icaros flight simulator; Copyright: German Sport University Cologne

Rehabilitation: Exergaming with Icaros

30.10.2019

Studies show significant correlations between periods spent sitting and the prevalence of chronic diseases. This also applies to children and adolescents. One of the major obstacles to people taking up physical exercise is a lack of motivation. The solution could be Icaros: a flight simulator with exergaming technology that promises the user an element of fun while at the same time keeping fit.
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Photo: An elderly couple petting their dog outdoors; Copyright: PantherMedia/Wavebreakmedia ltd

Dementia: Non-pharmacologic treatments more effective for psychiatric symptoms

18.10.2019

For patients with dementia who have symptoms of aggression and agitation, interventions such as outdoor activities, massage and touch therapy may be more effective treatments than medication in some cases, suggests a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Photo: Young man lying on a bed in a heatsuit; Copyright: Loughborough University

Heated suit simulates exercise benefits for people unable to take part in physical activity

16.10.2019

A team from Loughborough University is using the prototype device to help people with disabilities, elderly people, and those with chronic diseases that prevent them from taking part in exercise. It comes following a successful study into how hot baths can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes.
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Photo: Man with lower back pain; Copyright: PantherMedia/lightwavemedia

Study questions 'cross-transfer' benefits of special exercise technique

16.10.2019

A paper recently published by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine questions the effectiveness of a patented exercise system for relieving lower back pain.
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Photo: Patient in hospital bed during dialysis; Copyright: Fraunhofer IZI/Dr. Rainer Goldau

Affordable and mobile purification of dialysis water

14.10.2019

For patients who undergo dialysis, this artificial washing of the blood is a major burden. To remove toxins from the blood, large quantities of dialysis water for clearance are required. Until now there has been no solution so far to recover this dialysate cost-effectively. Therefore a cryo-purification method is being developed by Fraunhofer researchers that clears the water without loosing it.
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