Senior Fitness: Gene Variants May Impact Exercise Benefits For Older Adults

Vigorous exercise ‘cuts chance of flu’ by around 10%

When variances occur in ACE genetic patterns, varying levels of the angiotensin-converting enzyme in the body develop which in turn can influence physiological adaptions. Those with genetic DD patterns are associated with higher levels of the enzyme compared to those with an II pattern, while those with an ID pattern are associated with intermediate levels respectively. Researchers followed 424 sedentary, mobility-limited seniors aged 70-89 for a year. Participants were randomly placed in one of two groups: a healthy lifestyle education only group, or a physical activity group which focused on strength and balance exercises as well as a walking program. The researchers then measured the results, comparing the changes in participant walking p90X3 results speed and ability to perform other physical tasks such as getting up from a chair.
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Maria Menounos

‘77% of flu infections’ had no symptoms, say experts Over three quarters of flu infections contracted last year did not have any symptoms, researchers found. Most of the infections (77%) didn’t have any symptoms despite one in five people contracting either seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Researchers found that on average, 18% of people who had not received a flu jab were infected with flu each season. And only 17% of those infected felt ill enough to visit their GP. Over the winter flu season, 4.7% of people were believed to have flu compared to 6% the previous year.
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Exercise Your Way to an Exciting Sex Life!

STEP 2: Maximize Production of Hormones Integrate high-intensity exercise training into your workouts. Using a variety of movements mixed with high intensity interval training is a sure way to boost hormones. When the human body is put under exercise stress for a period of 20 to 40 seconds, with a short designated rest period (two minutes or until the heart rate drops), this causes the bodys production of human growth hormones to increase, with the added benefit of developing better cardiovascular health. The better the blood flow through your heart, the stronger the circulation will be to the genitals.
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