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Exercise and nutrition research on longevity and quality life
Pierluigi Vagali
90Life Research    2019, 2 (3): 119-123.   https://doi.org/10.12032/life2019-0725-601
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Exercise and Nutrition are complementary parts of a preventive and curative process to improve the quality of life, longevity and compress the life phase subject to disability. Physical activity and nutrition play an essential role both for the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases and for their treatment. Nutraceuticals and exercise constitute the new frontier for healthy aging. We therefore motivate people by teaching them a new "life style", a delicate balance of adequate physical exercise and correct food hygiene, ensuring an unusual and surprising well-being and well-being, to which it will not be easier to give up.

Revealing the unseen human energy-- scientific understanding of Qigong
Life Research Editorial Group
90Life Research    2019, 2 (1): 45-47.   https://doi.org/10.12032/life2019-0125-001
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According to the earliest historical book in China (Shangshu), during the reign of Emperor Yao more than 4,000 years ago, people in central plains suffered from diseases such as joint pain due to the bad weather. So, they created some unique movements to regulate and improve the bodily functions, such as stretching the body to dissipate heat, curling up the body to keep out the cold. A large number of records in ancient Chinese books showed that Qigong practice was quite popular in ancient times. In particular, the book "Huangdi Neijing" describes in detail the requirements of practicing Qigong and the effect that can make people live longer, which is also known as "Daoyin". In modern age, various types of Qigong are still very popular around the world, such as Taiji Quan (Tai Chi), Baduan Jin, Wuqin Xi, and Six-character Formula in China, Yoga in India, Heka in Egypt and so on.


Is Taijiquan a martial art or a dance?
C.P. Ong
90Life Research    2019, 2 (1): 48-51.   https://doi.org/10.12032/life2019-0125-006
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After Xiaodong Xu, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, summarily crushed Wei Lei, a self-proclaimed Taijiquan grandmaster, in 10 seconds, he mocked Taijiquan, as well as other traditional kungfu arts as mostly fake and ineff ective in combat. The humiliation of the defeat and the put-down of the traditional arts touched a raw nerve. The wushu community was thrown into a convulsion and the Chinese social media went viral. The cultural comfort of the sacred belief of kungfu's superiority was shaken at the very core. The furor raged on for days and so consumed the cyberspace that the Chinese authorities shut down the debate and deactivated Xu's Weibo account.


Depression and the ending of depression: tradition, science and subjectivities
Christopher Anthony David, Peter Gerard Coan
90Life Research    2018, 1 (2): 68-72.   https://doi.org/10.12032/life2018-0811-006
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What is depression? What causes it? How many people suffer from it? Why does it affect some people and not others? How can we test objectively whether a person is depressed or not? How can we best help depressed people? In this brief comment paper, we show that answers to these questions found in the current medical research literature are far from conclusive. We also point to existing research on alternative and complementary approaches to these questions, and call for more research in all these areas, especially incorporating ideas from Asian traditional medicine and religious traditions. Many successful approaches to the treatment of depression have originated outside the scientific community, and high quality unbiased research investigating the effectiveness of such methods has a significant contribution to make to scientific knowledge in this area.

Whether Chinese physiognomy has scientific basis?
Life Research editorial group
90Life Research    2018, 1 (1): 30-31.   https://doi.org/10.12032/life2018-0711-006
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