“I’ve been working out, which I feel happy about. That’s been a good thing — not something that I thought I’d be able to do because you just feel like you have to be careful with yourself, so that’s been great.” Pregnant Jennifer Love Hewitt exercises in Los Angeles, California on August 8, 2013 Credit: Deano/Splash News Us Weekly broke the news of Hewitt’s pregnancy and engagement in June. Since then, the bubbly brunette has been relaxing at home in California. “Life is good — it’s busy! Lots of big changes and things going on,” she said. “It’s a really happy, positive time, which I’m grateful for.” PHOTOS: Jennifer Love Hewitt’s body through the years Hewitt has already begun asking her fellow mommy friends for parenting advice. Their best tip?
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Exercise Could Slow Memory Loss Among People At Risk For Alzheimer’s
“No study has shown that a drug can do what we showed is possible with exercise.” The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease , included 17 people with mild cognitive impairment and 18 people who still had normal cognitive functioning, all with an average age of 78. Researchers had all the study participants undergo 12 weeks of of a trainer-guided exercise program, that involved regular walks on a treadmill. By the end of the 12 weeks, both those with mild cognitive impairment and those with healthy brain functioning had improved cardiovascular fitness by 10 percent. Plus, both groups had improved performance on memory tests, as well as improved neural efficiency, after the program. This is hardly the first time research has highlighted the brain-boosting effects of exercise. A study from the University of California, Irvine, showed that short bursts of exercise improved memory consolidation among older people both with and without memory deficits.
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Daily Exercise Helps Prevent Flare-ups of Low Back Pain, from the August 2013 Harvard Men’s Health Watch
Jeffrey N. Katz, professor of orthopedic surgery and medicine at Harvard Medical School and editor of Low Back Pain : Healing your aching back, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School. “It is a good time to make a commitment to exercise when you are starting to feel a bit bettertypically in a few weeks.” Exercise is a good choice for low back pain due to muscle strain or muscle spasm. Daily gentle exercises will stretch and strengthen the muscles that support the lower spine.
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Exercise not only changes your look, it changes your physiology
This is the whole theory behind aerobic exercise exercise at a level that you can breathe deeply and burn fat preferentially. New research completed in Sweden has found that even deeper within the cell, way down at the gene level, is also impacted by aerobic exercise and diet. Genes are those part of your genetic make-up that express various proteins that fire a range of physiological actions. Many people are aware that genes are made up of DNA and are the working subunits of DNA that code proteins. One of the most powerful methods of affecting gene activity is a process called methylation. Methylation can either make genes more or less responsive to bodily reactions, and therefore can change the way the gene acts or expresses proteins.
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