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More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers, study finds

More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers, study finds

A new study explored whether meeting the American Academy of Pediatrics’ food and physical activity guidelines is related to toddlers’ ability to remember, plan, pay attention, spend from task to task and to regulate their own thoughts and behaviors, a suite of skills called executive skills. function. Reported in The Journal of Pediatrics, the study …

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An experiment reveals that an hour-long nature walk reduces amygdala activity, which may protect mental health

An experiment reveals that an hour-long nature walk reduces amygdala activity, which may protect mental health

A new study published in the journal Molecular psychiatry offers evidence that a simple nature walk can reduce activity in stress-related brain regions. The experiment found that participants who walked for an hour in a forest showed decreased amygdala activity during a stressful task, unlike those who walked for an hour in a city. Natural …

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Combining strength training with another activity could lower your risk of premature death, study finds |  CNN

Combining strength training with another activity could lower your risk of premature death, study finds | CNN

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Fitness, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide will help you adopt a healthy routine, backed by experts. CNN — Aerobic activities and strength training have health benefits on their own, but their combination could have an even greater effect when it comes to preventing disease and risking early …

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Carolyn Hansen: Happiness comes from within and exercise helps

Carolyn Hansen: Happiness comes from within and exercise helps

Endorphins are natural “feel good” hormones and are produced in the brain during intense physical activity. Photo / 123rf OPINION Happiness is almost a global obsession these days. The self-help shelves of bookstores and online websites are full of offers that promise to help you find or achieve happiness. We could define happiness as just …

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Researchers found that intense exercise may be better for a person's spatial memory, but more moderate activity helped a person's episodic memory (file photo)

More intense activity is not always better for a person’s memory

Intense exercise is not always better! More rigorous trainers have a harder time remembering specific events than those who do more moderate exercises, study finds People who train harder don’t always do better on memory tests despite existing medical literature, new study finds A study found that those who participate in more rigorous exercise have …

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