Category Archives: Exergaming

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Exercise Helps Cognition

A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise. The investigators found that both aerobic exercise and upright posture improved …

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Virtual Reality Increases Exercise Performance

Using Virtual Reality (VR) headsets while exercising can reduce pain and increase how long someone can sustain an activity, according to new research. The research, led by PhD candidate Maria …

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Strength Training Fights Childhood Obesity

Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises — such as squats, push-ups and lunges — could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. Taking part in exercises …

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American Obesity is Rising in 7 States

Seven states in America had obesity rates among adults at or above 35 percent. This record number is an increase from five states in 2016. In addition to the increase, …

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Back-to-School Fitness for Moms

The importance of improving fitness skills cannot be underestimated.  Many adults with low levels of interest in physical activity are often found to have decreased self-confidence.  The American Heart Association …

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ATP World Tour Workout

In honor of the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association’s Washington Citi Open being held in Washington, DC, this week, here are a few, athletic training tips to …

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You Don’t Need to Have a “Quarterback” Body to Be in Shape

Did you know that you don’t have to run wind sprints and complete athletic training for hours a day like a NFL quarterback in order to be in great shape …

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Depression and Obesity

Depression has long been linked to obesity and weight gain. In a review paper published in Translational Psychiatry, Professor Julio Licinio of the Department of Psychiatry at Flinders University in Australia …

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Exergaming May Help Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

It is inevitable. As your brain ages, memory loss is more common and sometimes can become a precursor to dementia. Although there is no strong scientific evidence that Alzheimer’s can …

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