Asthma In 2010 the Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences published a study in which 24 asthma patients were either assigned to a control group or a yoga group which practiced yoga daily for 50 minutes for a 4-week period. After the intervention the yoga group reduced albuterol inhaler use by


General Health In 1996 the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published a study based on the walking habits of 1,645 older adults, which found that walking more than 4 hours per week was associated with a significantly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in both men and women when compared

Resistance Training

Rest intervals – Testosterone and Growth Hormone In 2010 the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research published a study in which different rest intervals between weight training sets were evaluated for effects on serum testosterone and growth hormone levels in 10 resistance-trained men. Immediately post training, 60-second rest intervals increased growth


Improved circulation in cardiac patients In 2013 International Heart Journal published a study involving 32 patients receiving cardiac rehabilitation after acute heart attack, which found that 30-second stretching exercises followed by 30 seconds of rest improved vascular endothelial (inner lining of blood vessels) function and peripheral (legs, arms, hands and

Lower Body Exercise

Effect of lower body aerobic exercise before resistance training In 2014 the Journal of Strength and Conditioning published a crossover study in which 14 men completed 30 minutes on an elliptical machine and subsequently completed back squats or bench press. Results showed that, compared to control settings in which the

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