Hot off the press, is the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report, building on the evidence for exercise training and health benefits from 2008.

It has been well documented that exercise is beneficial in the prevention of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity and certain cancers such as breast and colon. This update now extends those benefits to include: improved sleep quality, better cognitive function, assisting in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, reducing fall rates in the elderly, helping to prevent more cancers including, kidney, stomach, breast, lung and bladder.

There has never been a better time to start exercising.

2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report

This article reveals some cutting edge research into the link between exercise and brain function. To briefly summarise, this research shows that moderate intensity exercise affects brain systems involved in working memory processes.

Brain function improved with cardio.

The Exercise Is Medicine initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine is continually gaining traction around the world and this article ties into that initiative  exploring the optimum dose of exercise.

Optimum dose of exercise