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Walking Upright Saves Humans 75 Pc More Energy Compared to Apes

...sity of California and University of Arizona, used treadmill trials to analyze walking energetics and biomechanics for adult chimpanzees and humans. The only other research study on chimpanzee locomotor cost, conducted in 1973, used juvenile chimpanzees, which have different locomotor mechanics and costs tha...

walk and Work Desk Could Help Obese Workers to Shed Weight

...rk at a computer while simultaneously walking on a treadmill at a speed of their own choosing. Designed by the authors, the steel frame of the device is shaped in the form of the alphabet H and held by four locking rubber wheels, so that it can be moved about easily. The frame has a Plexiglass panel on to ...

Patients Affected by Parkinsons may Be Benefited from Treadmill Exercise

...e and similar movement disorders may benefit from treadmill exercises. Dr. Michael Jakowec, Assistant Profe...he Keck School of Medicine, studied the effects of treadmill exercise between animal models with and without a loss of certain cells that are similar to what Par...

Aerobic Exercise Helps Maintain Muscle in Elderly: Research

...x of their 13 subjects to walk for 45 minutes on a treadmill quickly enough to keep their hearts beating at 70 percent of their maximum rate the same aerobic intensity level recommended to maintain cardiovascular fitness. The other seven subjects simply rested. On the following morning, the researchers sampl...

World's Oldest High-wire Artiste Hums Along at 98

... Oh, you know, I just run a few km every day on my treadmill at home.' In January 2006, Thurano had a farewell variety performance, his family says, but he puts up his hand to contradict, and insists that was not the end: 'It was no more variety, but I still go on stage.' He and Johnjohn, 62, do their own ...

Penguin: an Alternative Bio-indicator to Monitor Climate Change

...y expenditure of king penguins whilst walking on a treadmill and whilst swimming in a long water channel, and obtained relationships between these two variables. They then implanted heart rate loggers in penguins going to sea such that they could infer the energy expended by these birds from the recorded heart...

Switching Genes to Overdrive Improves Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms in Mice

...l PGC-1alpha. Both sets of rodents were run on a treadmill for one hour, then again 24 hours later. Normal mice completed the runs easily on both days, while untreated MDX rodents were exhausted halfway through each run. The MDX mice with increased PGC-1alpha activity performed almost as well as normal mice ...

Simple Solutions to Postpartum Weight Retention

...ing,” whether with your baby in a stroller or on a treadmill at a gym, Oken said. Soure-Newswise SRM...

Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary?

...use of MTWA testing, which is much like a standard treadmill “stress test” familiar to many heart patients. Sorce-Newswise SRM...

Activity Added to Video Games can Fight Fat, Shows Mayo Clinic

...ese children. Experts point out that, walking on a treadmill while watching TV also tripled expenditure for the lean group, but showed a nearly fivefold increase for the mildly obese group. While using a dance video game, both groups burned the most calories, but it was considerably more for the obese group --...

Lose Weight To Reduce Risk Of Diabetes – Says A New Researc

... recorded calories burned. "As they got fit, the treadmill could be speeded up. They could exercise on a steeper grade and they could burn more calories," Weiss says. "All of them learned very quickly the most efficient way to burn more calories was through cardio. If they pushed themselves, the numbers adde...

Home Is Where the Gym Is

...and nonmotorized models are available. A motorized treadmill allows for accurate speed adjustments in your walking pace. More durable operation requires at least a 1.5-horsepower, continuous-duty motor. Runners will need a version with 2 horsepower or higher. Stationary bikes: They can provide a low-impact a...

‘Obesity’ Acquires Permanent Resident Status in the US

...Carolina, and colleagues put a few kids on a basic treadmill test, and much to their dismay, found that kids simply tired out and couldn’t complete a simple cardiovascular test. This test led to the inference that nearly a third of kids are obese. Pate said "About half the overweight adolescents failed to m...

Four short walks better in keeping BP under control ...

...hours longer after the four 10-minute session on a treadmill with a break of an hour, than after a single 40-minute treadmill workout. In the study, after the shorter sessions, the systolic blood pressure remained low for 11...

Computer Assisted Neuro-Rehabilitation Devices Way of the Future

...restore quality of life.” A robotically-enhanced treadmill called AutoAmbulator is geared for patients who suffered strokes, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, as well as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. This advanced neuro-rehabilitation device offers robotic arms to move patients’ legs. An...

A Serving of Exercise After That Saturated Fat

...sically active and apparently healthy, walked on a treadmill for 45 minutes two hours after eating either a high-fat breakfast (940 calories; 50 percent fat) or a low-fat breakfast of comparable calories. The high-fat breakfast included eggs, sausage and hash browns. It included 48 grams of fat (16.5 grams sat...

Poor Fitness Might Increase The Risks After Obesity Surgery

...ed 109 patients who had their fitness estimated on treadmill tests before undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. The bypass surgery involves stapling of the stomach to create a small pouch, and then attaching a portion of the small intestine directly to the pouch so that food bypasses the rest of the s...

Exercise Important in Reducing Size of Abdominal Fat Cells

...d group walked at about 1 to 2 miles per hour on a treadmill for 50 minutes three times a week. A third group also walked three times a week, but at 3.5 to 4 miles per hour for 30 minutes. Both exercise groups burned 400 calories each week through walking. The women were provided food for their lunch and sup...

Physical Activity benefited Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) patients

...s in their legs,’ McDermott said. But supervised treadmill walking is good for patients with PAD, who usually don't participate because of associated costs and time required for regular travel to and from a supervised exercise center, McDermott said. The study involved 460 men and women (average age 72 yea...

Memory Loss and Amnestic MCI – Precursors of Alzheimer Diseas

...mory formation and retrieval. ‘It's like doing a treadmill test for heart patients, except this test puts your brain on a treadmill,’ Dr. Petrella said. The test required 40 patients to recall names of familiar faces and to learn and recall unfamiliar face-name associations. All patients showed brain activ...

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