Short-bursts of exercise boost your self-control and could be used as treatment for ADHD and autism


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Short-bursts of exercise boost your self-control and could be used as treatment for ADHD and autism Review found short bouts of physical activity improved self-control in children, teenagers and young adultsMay increase oxygen flow to pre-frontal cortex in brain Other studies have found short bursts of exercise as effective at warding off heart disease as 90minute jogs , which looked at the impact of short bouts of exercise on brain function in 586 participants aged from six to 35 years old.

Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise


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Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise Vitamin makes no difference to couch potatoesBut in those who work out, it can HALVE the risk of a cold and help speed up recovery, say Finnish expertsChildren are more responsive to the vitamin than adults By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 14 February 2013 Taking vitamin C to ward off a cold only helps if you exercise regularly, new research suggests.

Walking "is better than the gym": Long periods of gentle exercise are more beneficial than a high-intensity workout


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Walking 'is better than the gym': Long periods of gentle exercise are more beneficial than a high-intensity workoutLow intensity exercise improves insulin sensitivity and blood lipid levels, which are indicators of diabetes and obesity By Jaymi Mccann PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:22 GMT, 14 February 2013 If you have just been to the gym, don't sit down, not for too long anyway.

Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are told


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Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are toldThe initiative could see obese people prescribed activity sessions by GPsThey would be penalised if they failed to turn up or rewarded if they doWestminster City Council will publish a report on the scheme today By Rosie Taylor PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 Obese benefits claimants who refuse to exercise could have their payments cut under plans being considered by a local council.

Cannabis makes pain more bearable rather than reducing it, say scientists


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Cannabis makes pain more bearable instead of reducing it, say scientists Patients took a combination of a placebo or a cannabis pill and had a normal cream or a painful chilli cream applied to the skin They felt same intensity of pain from chilli cream when taking cannabis rather than placeboHowever, they did report that the pain bothered them less after taking the cannabis pill Scans revealed cannabis reduced brain activity in areas linked to emotional reactions | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 24 December 2012 Cannabis can make patients feel less bothered about pain, according to a study.

I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair! 40% of black women admit avoiding exercise to keep their styles intact


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I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair! 40% of black women admit avoiding exercise to keep their styles intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 19 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.

I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact


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I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 13:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.

Is SALT making children fat? Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks


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Is SALT making children fat Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks Two thirds of children consumed sugar sweetened drink in the studyIn this group the more salt they consumed the more sugary beverages they drankThe children who consumed more than one sugary drink per day were 34% more likely to be overweight | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 11 December 2012 Sweetened: Those who consumed high amounts of salt were also the most likely to reach for sugary drinks Salty snacks could be fueling childhood obesity as they encourage youngsters to guzzle sweetened drinks to quench their thirst, say researchers.

Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by "rebuilding" the brain


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Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by 'rebuilding' the brain Drugs could promote the growth of new nerve cells in the brain or protect other cells damaged by strokeAnd by preventing depression, they may encourage more patients to be physically active | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 6 December 2012 Anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke – even in patients who are not depressed, research suggests.

Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death


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Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 6 December 2012 Most parents have claimed at one stage that their children will be the death of them – but the reverse could be true.