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Wednesday
Sep052012

Catch up on what you may have missed in Health E-Review

Health E-Review is a biweekly publication providing IHRSA members with the latest research on the health benefits of exercise. This summer, we released eight issues of Health E-Review, featuring 40 studies showing the benefits of exercise and good nutrition for overall health and well-being. When you subscribe to Health E-Review you receive a “ready to be customized” newsletter as well as posters that can be displayed in your club. All IHRSA members can read Health E-Review on ihrsa.org, and you can use tags to search specific topics, such as “obesity”, “child and adolescent health”, and “cancer”.

In addition, we are currently conducting a review of the publication to create a better, more useful product for you and your customers. For some of you, this may be the third health promotion survey you have received, and while this may seem like a lot, your input will enable us to create the best possible product. We plan to launch an updated, improved product in the next few months.

Please take a moment to fill out our brief survey here.

If you don’t currently receive Health E-Review, visit the subscription page on ihrsa.org to sign up.

We value your input as a key contribution as we lead the way in promoting health clubs and the fitness industry as a solution to the worldwide obesity and chronic disease epidemic.

Now, here’s  a recap of a few things you may have missed this summer from Health E-Review…

1. Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Several studies have indicated that higher levels of physical activity may be associated with reduced risk of cognitive decline and dementia, however most of these studies relied on self-reported levels of exercise. Last month, a study published in Neurology looked at the association between objectively measured physical activity and Alzheimer’s risk.

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2. Regular, Daily Exercise May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Previous studies have shown that maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce breast cancer risk and improve outcomes, but a new study at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill found that women who exercised daily had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer than women who got little to no exercise.

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3. Resistance Training as Medicine

Research has shown that over a ten-year period, inactive adults lose 3-8% of their muscle mass, experience a reduction in metabolic rate and gain more fat. But, luckily, a recent study found that resistance training is a great way to counteract these conditions.

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4. Breakfast and Physical Activity Improve Academic Performance In School Children

Previous research has said that greater physical activity may help children focus and improve school test scores, and children who eat breakfast perform better in school. Recently, a study in Health Education Research looked at the relationship between literacy and numeracy scores and health related factors such as nutritional quality of breakfast, physical activity, attitude and self-esteem.

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5. The Effect of Exercise on Fitness and Health of Pregnant Women

Previous research has shown that moderate exercise can be both safe and beneficial for mother and baby. An article recently published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise looked at the effects of an exercise regimen on maternal fitness and delivery outcomes in pregnant women.

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