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How Sleep and Exercise Encourage Healthy Aging

Jul 23, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Getting enough sleep and doing moderate-to-vigorous exercise can help with healthy aging, according to a study published today in the journal JAMA Network Open.

The study’s recommendations may sound like common sense, but the research adds more weight to the idea that a combination of movement and good sleep, even into later years, helps make for a longer, healthier life.

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Is Exercise More Effective Than Medication For Depression And Anxiety?

May 14, 2024 by Total Access Medical

An expansive analysis of existing research concludes that physical activity should be viewed as a first-choice treatment for people living with mental health issues. The analysis distills the conclusions of nearly 100 meta-reviews of randomized controlled trials. The study is published in BJM Sports Medicine.

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Study Confirms the Mental Health Benefits of Weight Training for Older Individuals

May 07, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Weight training can help reduce body fat and increase muscle strength and mass in older people, contributing to functional autonomy and avoidance of falls and injury. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that it can also benefit the mental health of older people, especially those who suffer from anxiety and depression.

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Exercise Can Be The Cure To Your Insomnia

Apr 26, 2024 by Total Access Medical

In a recent study published in the journal BMJ Open, a team of researchers conducted a longitudinal study over 10 years to understand the association between physical activity and sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and current insomnia symptoms in adults. 

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A Guide to Low-Carb Diets for Diabetes

Jan 18, 2024 by Total Access Medical

A low-carb diet can help people with diabetes better manage their blood sugar levels. A person’s doctor or dietitian can provide them with a low-carb food list or eating plan recommendations.

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Reduce Alzheimer's Risk With A Plant-Based Diet

Jan 16, 2024 by Total Access Medical

In today's fast-paced world, the focus on health and longevity has never been more critical. Recent research sheds light on a compelling strategy to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease: embracing a plant-centric diet while moderating meat consumption.

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What Are The Best Exercises For Overall Health and Fitness?

Jan 11, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Embarking on a fitness journey can feel like diving into an ocean of exercise options, leaving many unsure where to start. If you're seeking a streamlined guide to elevate your fitness routine, look no further. From cardiovascular workouts to strength training and mindful practices, discover top exercises tailored to suit all fitness levels and preferences.

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Does Morning Exercise Reap The Most Benefits?

Mar 28, 2023 by Total Access Medical

There are potential benefits to exercising in the morning, as it can help set the tone for the rest of the day and improve overall energy levels.

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How Long To Workout To See And Feel A Difference

Mar 02, 2023 by Total Access Medical

The amount of time it takes to see and feel a difference in your fitness level can vary depending on factors such as the type of exercise, the intensity of the workout, and the individual's starting fitness level.

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Exercise Is Best For Reducing Breast Cancer Recurrance

Oct 18, 2021 by Total Access Medical

New research highlights key recommendations that breast cancer survivors can incorporate into their lifestyle to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. 

The research was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

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