There's a new reason to encourage your kids to exercise: Turns out, it can give a boost to their brains as well as their bodies. Researchers have found that cardiovascular fitness as a teen can lead to higher scores on intelligence tests, more education and even a higher income as an adult:
Exercise provides a terrific brain boost, as a number of studies have shown. But cardiovascular fitness may trump strength training, according to new research.
The study found that having better cardiovascular health as a teenager was linked to not only higher scores on intelligence tests, but more education and a higher income years down the road.
Good news for guys: Two new studies have found that common substances found in coffee and hops in beer may help to lower the risk of prostate cancer. That's a good excuse to have another round:
Two common substances — a hops compound and coffee — may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. In addition, exercise may reduce the risk of death in prostate cancer patients, according to research presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research's Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held from Dec. 6 to 9 in Houston.
And, if you have trouble remembering those last two stories, try drinking a glass of purple grape juice. Scientists say that the antioxidants and juice of the fruit can reduce or even reverse memory loss:
Drinking purple grape juice can reduce or even reverse memory loss, scientists claim.
In a study, those who drank a pure variety for 12 weeks saw their performance improve in a series of mental tests.
Experts believe antioxidants in the skin and juice of the fruit are behind the results.