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Want a new body? Get a new 'buddy'!
October 4th 2016

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have been investigating whether having an exercise companion increases the amount of exercise we do. The study reported that finding a n...More Details

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Health Determined by Social Relationships at Work
October 4th 2016

ExerciseDaily - Recent research shows higher social identification with one’s team or organization is associated with better health and lower stress. The meta-analysis covers 58 studies and more than ...More Details

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An hour of moderate exercise a day enough to counter health risks from prolonged sitting
September 26th 2016

Exercise Daily - The health risks associated with sitting for eight or more hours a day – whether at work, home or commuting – can be eliminated with an hour or more of physical activity a day, accord...More Details

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Work, pedal, and be healthy
August 11th 2015

ExerciseDaily! - A new study from the University of Iowa finds that inspiring office employees to be active at work could be as easy as pedaling a bike—and they don’t have to leave their desks. By ...More Details

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Exercise May Reverse Age-Related Bone Loss in Middle-Aged Men
July 15th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Men gradually lose bone mass as they age, which puts them at risk for developing osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones weak and prone to breakage. Nearly 2 million men in the U.S....More Details

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it’s not what you do, but how you get yourself to exercise that matters
July 10th 2015

ExerciseDaily -Developing any habit—good or bad—starts with a routine, and exercise is no exception. The trick is making exercise a habit that is hard to break. According to a new Iowa State Universit...More Details

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Taking the pain out of office work
July 7th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Office work will become much less of a pain in the neck if Julie Côté has her way. That`s because this kinesiology researcher who teaches at McGill University is interested in finding ...More Details

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Gym steroid use has impact on memory
July 7th 2015

ExerciseDaily - People using anabolic steroids to improve muscle growth and sporting performance are far more likely to experience issues with their memory, according to new research from Northumbria ...More Details

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Make no bones about it: The female athlete triad can lead to problems with bone health
July 2nd 2015

ExerciseDaily - Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have ...More Details

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Walking an Extra Two Minutes Each Hour May Offset Hazards of Sitting Too Long
May 4th 2015

ExerciseDaily - A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, ...More Details

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Exercise can outweigh harmful effects of air pollution
May 4th 2015

ExerfiseDaily - New research from the University of Copenhagen has found that the beneficial effects of exercise are more important for our health than the negative effects of air pollution, in relati...More Details

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Exercise Linked to Improved Erectile and Sexual Function in Men
May 4th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function, regardless of race, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. While past studies have ...More Details

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What is more rewarding: A soccer goal or prize money?
May 4th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Soccer fans hold their breath in situations like these: Two players on a team are in front of the opponent's goal with the attacking player having to make an important decision: Is it ...More Details

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Weigh-in Once a Week or You'll Gain Weight
December 17th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Stepping on the scale is common among dieters but how does the frequency of weigh-ins impact weight? A new study in PLOS ONE showed that the more frequently dieters weighed themselves ...More Details

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Weight influenced by microbes in the gut
November 11th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, according to a study by researchers at King’s College London and Cornell...More Details

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More Physical Activity Improved School Performance
October 19th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance. This has been shown by a study of approximately 2,000 twelve-year-olds carried out by scientists at ...More Details

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How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression
September 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Physical exercise has many beneficial effects on human health, including the protection from stress-induced depression. However, until now the mechanisms that mediate this protective e...More Details

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Exercise Boosts Tumor-fighting Ability of Chemotherapy, Penn Team Finds
September 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily - Study after study has proven it true: exercise is good for you. But new research from University of Pennsylvania scientists suggests that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer ...More Details

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Taking short walking breaks found to reverse negative effects of prolonged sitting
September 8th 2014

ExerciseDaily - An Indiana University study has found that three easy -- one could even say slow -- 5-minute walks can reverse harm caused to leg arteries during three hours of prolonged sitting. S...More Details

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Social networking can help people lose weight
September 8th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial ...More Details

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Lifetime of fitness: A fountain of youth for bone and joint health?
August 28th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Being physically active may significantly improve musculoskeletal and overall health, and minimize or delay the effects of aging, according to a review of the latest research on senior ...More Details

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Study suggests hatha yoga boosts brain function in older adults
August 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily - Practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults’ performance on cognitive tasks that are relevant to everyday life, researchers report. The fi...More Details

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Does your training routine really need to be that complicated?
August 5th 2014

ExerciseDaily -A new study just published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism investigated the value of the Pre-Exhaustion (PreEx) training method and found that that the various arrangem...More Details

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Exercise is the best medicine: QUT study
July 11th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in...More Details

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Less exercise, not more calories, responsible for expanding waistlines
July 7th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surve...More Details

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Physical fitness level affects kidney function in type 2 diabetes
June 23rd 2014

ExerciseDaily - Adults with Type 2 diabetes who improve their physical fitness lower their chances of getting chronic kidney disease (CKD), and if they already have kidney damage, they can improve the...More Details

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Exercising first, dieting later protects patients with metabolic syndrome from muscle loss
June 23rd 2014

ExerciseDaily - Younger and older women tend to lose lean muscle mass, along with fat, unless they engage in physical activity before they attempt weight loss, a new study from Israel finds. The resul...More Details

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Recreational football reduces high blood pressure in mature women
June 19th 2014

ExerciseDaily -The World Cup in Brazil may be attracting a global armchair audience of millions, but new research has shown that playing football could help lower blood pressure in women aged 35-50. ...More Details

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Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres, A Measure of Cell Aging
June 5th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect a...More Details

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Night owls may be more sedentary, less motivated to exercise
June 3rd 2014

ExerciseDaily - A new study suggests that night owls are more sedentary and feel that they have a harder time maintaining an exercise schedule. Results show that later sleep times were associated w...More Details

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Interval training may benefit men more than women
June 2nd 2014

ExerciseDaily - When it comes to reaping benefits of sprint interval training, it appears that men have won the battle of the sexes, if just barely. According to new research published in the June 201...More Details

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Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age
March 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily - Practising sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer, and this applies to women of any age and any weight, and also unaffected by geographical locat...More Details

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Positive memories of exercise spur future workouts
March 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Getting motivated to exercise can be a challenge, but new research from the University of New Hampshire shows that simply remembering a positive memory about exercise may be just what ...More Details

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Exercise is no quick cure for insomnia
August 19th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Exercise is a common prescription for insomnia. But spending 45 minutes on the treadmill one day won't translate into better sleep that night, according to new Northwestern Medicine® r...More Details

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Epigenetic changes to fat cells following exercise
July 3rd 2013

ExerciseDaily - Exercise, even in small doses, changes the expression of our innate DNA. New research from Lund University in Sweden has described for the first time what happens on an epigenetic leve...More Details

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Change diet, exercise habits at same time for best results, Stanford study says
July 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - Most people know that the way to stay healthy is to exercise and eat right, but millions of Americans struggle to meet those goals, or even decide which to change first. Now, resear...More Details

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Researchers explode the myth about running injuries
June 14th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Ordinary running shoes function perfectly well for new runners regardless of how they pronate, according to new research from Aarhus University If you are healthy and plan to start ...More Details

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Why your brain tires when exercising
May 9th 2013

ExerciseDaily - INGENIOUS MECHANISM For the first time ever, a research team at the University of Copenhagen is able to explain why our brains feel tired when we exercise. By mapping the mechanism beh...More Details

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Menu labels displaying amount of exercise needed to burn calories show benefits
April 24th 2013

ExerciseDaily - More restaurants are displaying calorie information on their menus than ever before. It's not a coincidence; by law, retail food establishments that are part of a chain with twenty or ...More Details

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Cash for weight loss? Works better when employees compete for pots of money, study finds
April 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - Do cash rewards for healthier habits work? Maybe, says a new study, if you add on one more condition – peer pressure. A growing number of companies are offering employees an opport...More Details

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Ability to sit and rise from the floor is closely correlated with all-cause mortality risk
January 9th 2013

ExerciseDaily - A simple screening test of musculo-skeletal fitness has proved remarkably predictive of all-cause mortality in a study of more than 2000 middle-aged and older men and women. The study,...More Details

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Why good resolutions about taking up a physical activity can be hard to keep
January 5th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Physical inactivity is a major public health problem that has both social and neurobiological causes. According to the results of an Ipsos survey published on Monday 31 December, the F...More Details

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Aerobic exercise boosts brain power
December 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The physical benefits of regular exercise and remaining physically active, especially as we age, are well documented. However, it appears that it is not only the body which benefits fr...More Details

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Strength training improves vascular function in young black men
December 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Six weeks of weight training can significantly improve blood markers of cardiovascular health in young African-American men, researchers report in the Journal of Human Hypertension. ...More Details

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Daily steps add up for midlife women's health
November 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Moving 6,000 or more steps a day—no matter how—adds up to a healthier life for midlife women. That level of physical activity decreases the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome (a d...More Details

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Dance boosts young girls' mental health
November 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Young girls can dance their way to better mental health. Symptoms like depression, stress, fatigue, and headaches are alleviated with regular dancing. This is shown in a study run by A...More Details

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HEALTHY LIVING ADDS 14 YEARS TO YOUR LIFE
November 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - If you have optimal heart health in middle age, you may live up to 14 years longer, free of cardiovascular disease, than your peers who have two or more cardiovascular disease (CVD) ri...More Details

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Physical exercise improves gait speed, muscle strength, fitness in patients with Parkinson's disease
November 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Physical exercise, including treadmill, stretching and resistance exercises, appears to improve gait speed, muscle strength and fitness for patients with Parkinson disease (PD), accord...More Details

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Lifting weights protects against metabolic syndrome
October 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - People who lift weights are less likely to have metabolic syndrome—a cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes, reports a study in the October issue of The Journal ...More Details

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Exercise the body to keep the brain healthy, study suggests
October 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - People who exercise later in life may better protect their brain from age-related changes than those who do not, a study suggests People who exercise later in life may better protec...More Details

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Exercise may trump mental activity in protecting against brain shrinkage
October 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Exercising regularly in old age may better protect against brain shrinkage than engaging in mental or social activities, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2012, pri...More Details

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High schools with athletic trainers have more diagnosed concussions, fewer overall injuries
October 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - High schools with athletic trainers have lower overall injury rates, according to a new study, "A Comparative Analysis of Injury Rates and Patterns Among Girls' Soccer and Basketball P...More Details

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Minutes of hard exercise can lead to all-day calorie burn
October 11th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Time spent in the drudgery of strenuous exercise is a well-documented turn-off for many people who want to get in better shape. In a new study, researchers show that exercisers can bur...More Details

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Exercise could fortify immune system against future cancers
October 11th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers may soon be able to add yet another item to the list of exercise's well-documented health benefits: A preliminary study suggests that when cancer survivors exercise for sev...More Details

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Weight training associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
October 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Men who do weight training regularly—for example, for 30 minutes per day, five days per week—may be able to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 34%, according to a new study ...More Details

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Melatonin and exercise work against Alzheimer's in mice
September 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The combination of two neuroprotective therapies, voluntary physical exercise, and the daily intake of melatonin has been shown to have a synergistic effect against brain deterioration...More Details

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Exercise Does a Body – and a Mind – Good
September 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - We’ve heard it time and time again: exercise is good for us. And it’s not just good for physical health – research shows that daily physical activity can also boost our mental health. ...More Details

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Simple routine could help athletes avoid choking under pressure
September 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Some athletes may improve their performance under pressure simply by squeezing a ball or clenching their left hand before competition to activate certain parts of the brain, according ...More Details

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Exercise may reduce motivation for food
September 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Research challenges assumption that you can 'work up an appetite. It is commonly assumed that you can “work up an appetite” with a vigorous workout. Turns out that theory may not be...More Details

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Even the very elderly and frail can benefit from exercise
September 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study carried out by Dr. Louis Bherer, PhD (Psychology), Laboratory Director and Researcher at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM), an institution affiliated w...More Details

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Traditional aerobic fitness training trumps pedometer-based walking programs for health benefits
September 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Benefits of aerobic training outclass those of lower-intensity walking programs What to do: walk around the block or work up a sweat in an aerobic workout at the gym? If you're look...More Details

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Is long-term weight loss possible after menopause?
August 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Many people can drop pounds quickly in the early phases of a diet, but studies have found that it is difficult to keep the weight off in the long term. For post-menopausal women, natur...More Details

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30 minutes of daily exercise does the trick
August 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - SAME EFFECT IN HALF THE TIME Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have shown that 30 minutes of daily training provide an equally effective loss of weight and body mass as 60 mi...More Details

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Even minor physical activity may benefit bone health in premenopausal women
August 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study to be published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) suggests that physical activity for premenopausal women is very effective in ...More Details

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Yoga proves to reduce depression in pregnant women, boost maternal bonding
August 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - It’s no secret that pregnancy hormones can dampen moods, but for some expectant moms, it’s much worse: 1 in 5 experience major depression. Now, new research shows that an age-old re...More Details

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Can thinking that you are fat make you fat?
August 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - They're everywhere -- in magazines, on the Internet, on television—people with super-thin bodies who are presented as having the ideal body form. But despite the increasing pressure to...More Details

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Study: Group yoga improves motor function and balance long after stroke
July 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Group yoga can improve motor function and balance in stroke survivors, even if they don't begin yoga until six months or more after the stroke, according to "Post-Stroke Balance Improv...More Details

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Yoga reduces stress; now it's known why
July 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Six months ago, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels of people who ca...More Details

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Study may explain how exercise improves heart function in diabetics
July 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A detailed study of heart muscle function in mice has uncovered evidence to explain why exercise is beneficial for heart function in type 2 diabetes. The research team, led by scientis...More Details

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Weight loss today keeps the doctor away
July 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Statistics show that today, almost one in four Canadians is obese. A deadly trend that has been on the rise for the last thirty years, obesity is associated with diabetes, heart diseas...More Details

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Exercise is key in the fight against Alzheimer's disease
July 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In a recent Journal of Biological Chemistry "Paper of the Week," research led by Ayae Kinoshita at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan reveals the benefits of exe...More Details

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Simple exercises are an easy and cost-effective treatment for persistent dizziness
July 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A professor from the University of Southampton has called on doctors around the world to give patients with persistent dizziness a booklet of simple exercises, after new research has s...More Details

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Cutting calories might help you live longer, but not without increased physical activity
July 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Dietary restriction can slow age-related diseases and extend the lifespan of all species tested to date. Understanding this phenomenon might help people live longer, preferably without...More Details

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Menopausal women could 'work out' their hot flashes
June 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Menopausal women who exercise may experience fewer hot flashes in the 24 hours following physical activity, according to health researchers. In general, women who are relatively inact...More Details

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Exercise, even mild physical activity, may reduce breast cancer risk
June 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new analysis done by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found that physical activity – either mild or intense and before or after menopause – may reduce brea...More Details

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Exercise with diet improves insulin sensitivity much more than diet alone
June 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Obese older adults can reduce their chance of developing the metabolic syndrome by losing weight through dieting alone, but adding exercise to a weight loss program has even more benef...More Details

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Don't feel like exercise? Scientists find compound that may help you work out harder
June 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - As science rushes to develop safe weight loss drugs, a new research report approaches this problem from an entirely new angle: What if there were a pill that would make you want to exe...More Details

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Excessive endurance training can be too much of a good thing, research suggests
June 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Micah True, legendary ultra-marathoner, died suddenly while on a routine 12-mile training run March 27, 2012. The mythic Caballo Blanco in the best-selling book, Born to Run, True woul...More Details

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Altitude training: Study puts some data behind conventional wisdom
June 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Altitude training is a popular technique among athletes preparing for a competition, especially expert runners. Much research has been conducted on how to do it, at what altitude to tr...More Details

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Long-term meditation leads to different brain organization
May 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - People who practice mindfulness meditation learn to accept their feelings, emotions, and states of mind without judging or resisting them. They simply live in the moment. Several st...More Details

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How Exercise Affects the Brain
May 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Exercise clears the mind. It gets the blood pumping and more oxygen is delivered to the brain. This is familiar territory, but Dartmouth’s David Bucci thinks there is much more going o...More Details

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Physical activity linked to reduced mortality in breast and colon cancer patients
May 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Physical activity is associated with reduced breast and colon cancer mortality, but there is insufficient evidence on the association for other cancer types, according to a study publi...More Details

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Men who do load-bearing exercise in early 20s may be shielded from osteoporosis
May 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Young men who play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for four hours a week or more increase bone mass and might gain protection from developing osteoporosis later in ...More Details

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Regular jogging shows dramatic increase in life expectancy
May 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen City Heart study presented at the Euro...More Details

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Exercise helps smokers to quit smoking, to remain smoke-free and to reduce the risk of death
April 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Exercise may help smokers to quit and remain smokefree, according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. Moreover, exercise increases life expectancy in smoke...More Details

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STUDY: WOMEN LACK EXERCISE; AT RISK OF DEVELOPING METABOLIC SYNDROME
April 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A national study shows that women are less likely than men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, resulting in greater odds of developing metabolic syndrome – a risky and incr...More Details

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Exercise and attitude may be thermostat for hot flashes
April 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Attitude may play an important role in how exercise affects menopausal women, according to Penn State researchers, who identified two types of women -- one experiences more hot flashes...More Details

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Get up, stand up: your life could depend on it
March 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Standing up more often may reduce your chances of dying within three years, even if you are already physically active, a study of more than 200,000 people published in Archives of Inte...More Details

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Exercise has benefits, even when it's done in space
March 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Astronauts have been taking part in short spaceflight missions since 1961. They have only recently begun to spend significantly longer times in space, with missions extending for month...More Details

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Exercise can lead to female orgasm, sexual pleasure
March 19th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Findings from a first-of-its-kind study by Indiana University researchers confirm anecdotal evidence that exercise -- absent sex or fantasies -- can lead to female orgasm. While the...More Details

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A simple, low-cost yoga program can enhance coping and quality of life for the caregivers
March 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - For every individual who's a victim of Alzheimer's — some 5.4 million persons in the United States alone — there's a related victim: the caregiver. Spouse, son, daughter, other relativ...More Details

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Aging, overweight people stay happy says new study
March 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Growing older and being overweight are not necessarily associated with a decrease in mental well-being, according to a cross-cultural study looking at quality of life and health status...More Details

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Researchers find yoga helps ease stress related medical and psychological conditions
March 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An article by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), New York Medical College (NYMC), and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (CCPS) reviews evidence...More Details

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No workout? No worries: Scientists prevent muscle loss in mice, despite disease and inactivity
February 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - New research in the FASEB Journal demonstrates that the Forkhead boxO family of transcription factors are key regulators of skeletal muscle mass and inhibition prevents muscle loss ...More Details

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Fitness Programs for Minority Adults Lack Cultural Relevance, MU Study Finds
February 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Many leading causes of death are linked to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, including inadequate physical activity. Adults in minority populations have lower levels of physical activity ...More Details

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Burning Calories at the Gym Avoids Burnout at Work
February 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Obesity can be a dangerous risk to our physical health, but according to a Tel Aviv University researcher, avoiding the gym can also take a toll on our mental health, leading to depres...More Details

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Motivation to exercise affects behavior
February 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - For many people, the motivation to exercise fluctuates from week to week, and these fluctuations predict whether they will be physically active, according to researchers at Penn State....More Details

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Physical activity yields feelings of excitement, enthusiasm
February 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - People who are more physically active report greater levels of excitement and enthusiasm than people who are less physically active, according to Penn State researchers. People also ar...More Details

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Exercise reduces anxiety symptoms in women
January 19th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Approximately 3 percent of the U.S. population suffers from excessive, uncontrollable worry that reduces their health and quality of life. The condition, known as Generalized Anxiety D...More Details

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Young women often fail to spot their weight gain
January 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Despite popular belief about women's weight concerns, young women commonly fail to recognize recent gain of as many as 11 pounds – putting them at risk for cardiovascular disease and o...More Details

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Height loss increases risk for fractures and death in older women
January 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Older women who have lost more than two inches in height face an increased risk of breaking bones and dying, according to a new study published in the January issue of the Journal of B...More Details

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Exercising harder -- and shorter -- can help Type 2 diabetes
December 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - egular exercise has proven benefits in preventing and treating type 2 diabetes, but many patients find it tough to meet the American Diabetes Association guidelines of 150 minutes of m...More Details

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Improving health will take a village
December 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Improving health is too multifaceted to be left solely in the hands of those working in the health sector alone, according to the latest Healthy People 2020 Objectives for the Nation. ...More Details

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IMPACTS OVERALL QUALITY OF SLEEP
November 22nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - People sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week, a new study concludes. A nationally representative sample o...More Details

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PHYSICAL FUNCTIONING DECLINES MORE RAPIDLY AMONG THE POOR, STUDY FINDS
November 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new national study shows that wealthier Americans and those with private health insurance fare better than others on one important measure of health – and this health gap only grows ...More Details

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Yoga eases back pain in largest U.S. yoga study to date
October 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Yoga classes were linked to better back-related function and diminished symptoms from chronic low back pain in the largest U.S. randomized controlled trial of yoga to date, published b...More Details

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Getting to the heart of exercise
October 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - How does exercise and being “physically fit” protect us from cardiovascular disease? A new study examining the effects of fitness on sympathetic nervous system activity (the part of th...More Details

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Exercise Before and During Early Pregnancy Increases Two Beneficial Proteins for Mothers-to-Be
October 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Although exercise is generally considered to be a good thing for people with high blood pressure, it has traditionally been considered too risky for women who are also pregnant. Some s...More Details

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Exercise just as good as drugs at preventing migraines
October 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Although exercise is often prescribed as a treatment for migraine, there has not previously been sufficient scientific evidence that it really works. However, research from the Sahlgre...More Details

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Exercise can produce healthy chatter between bone, fat and pancreatic cells
September 19th 2011

Exercise Daily - Cells in bone, fat and the pancreas appear to be talking to each other and one thing they likely are saying is, "Get moving." A small study of obese children enrolled in after-sc...More Details

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Have Brain Fatigue? A Bout of Exercise May be the Cure
September 19th 2011

Exercise Daily - Researchers have long known that regular exercise increases the number of organelles called mitochondria in muscle cells. Since mitochondria are responsible for generating energy, thi...More Details

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UCLA memory fitness program improves memory abilities of oldest adults
August 29th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Who hasn't forgotten someone's name, misplaced their glasses or walked into a room and not remembered why they entered? Normal age-related memory decline affects more than half of all ...More Details

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Foods rich in protein, dairy products help dieters preserve muscle and lose belly fat: study
August 29th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research suggests a higher-protein, lower-carbohydrate energy-restricted diet has a major positive impact on body composition, trimming belly fat and increasing lean muscle, partic...More Details

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Aerobic exercise bests resistance training at burning belly fat
August 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Aerobic exercise is your best bet when it comes to losing that dreaded belly fat, a new study finds. When Duke University Medical Center researchers conducted a head-to-head compari...More Details

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Want to keep your exercise resolutions? New research offers pointers
August 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Sticking with an exercise routine means being able to overcome the obstacles that invariably arise. A key to success is having the confidence that you can do it, researchers report. A ...More Details

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Exercise may help prevent brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease
August 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily -Regular exercise could help prevent brain damage associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, according to research published this month in Elsevier's journal Brain, Beh...More Details

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Get Off the Couch, Please!
August 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Being physically active is one of best ways people with arthritis can improve their health, but a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine shows that more tha...More Details

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Yoga boosts stress-busting hormone, reduces pain: York U study
July 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study by York University researchers finds that practicing yoga reduces the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia. The study is the ...More Details

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Exercise Has Numerous Beneficial Effects on Brain Health and Cognition, Review Suggests
July 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - It’s no secret that exercise has numerous beneficial effects on the body. However, a bevy of recent research suggests that these positive effects also extend to the brain, influencing ...More Details

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Studies evaluate the association between physical activity and lower rates of cognitive impairment
July 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Engaging in regular physical activity is associated with less decline in cognitive function in older adults, according to two studies published Online First by Archives of Internal Med...More Details

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'Love your body' to lose weight
July 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Almost a quarter of men and women in England and over a third of adults in America are obese. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease and can significantly shorten a p...More Details

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The secret to successful aging
July 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Whether we choose to accept or fight it, the fact is that we will all age, but will we do so successfully? Aging successfully has been linked with the "positivity effect", a biased ten...More Details

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Is meditation the push-up for the brain?
July 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Study shows practice may have potential to change brain's physical structure Two years ago, researchers at UCLA found that specific regions in the brains of long-term meditators wer...More Details

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Findings suggest that high levels of regular physical activity may be a useful intervention to prevent panic and related disorders
July 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Regular exercise may be a useful strategy for helping prevent the development of panic and related disorders, a new study suggests. People with an intense fear of the nausea, racing...More Details

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An unhealthy lifestyle is associated with sexual dysfunction
July 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that several unhealthy lifestyle factors, such as weight problems, physical inactivity, high alcohol consumption, tobacc...More Details

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Foot positioning during walking and running may influence ankle sprains
June 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The position of the foot just before ground contact during running and walking may put people at risk for ankle sprains, according to a new study published by a University of Georgia k...More Details

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Fidgeting your way to fitness
June 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Walking to the photocopier and fidgeting at your desk are contributing more to your cardiorespiratory fitness than you might think. Researchers have found that both the duration and...More Details

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Exercise produces positive effects on the intervertebral discs
June 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Physical exercise has a positive effect on the formation of cells in the intervertebral discs. This is shown by a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, presente...More Details

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Faster. Higher. Stronger.
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Tailored approach to athlete strength and conditioning training focuses on individual performance needs. Performance scientist Loren Chiu isn’t a patient man. Fact is, in the fast a...More Details

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Trying to lose weight? Lose the fat substitutes
June 22nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Fat substitutes used in popular snack foods to help people control weight may have the opposite effect, according to Purdue University research. "These substitutes are meant to mimi...More Details

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Exercise associated with longer survival after brain cancer diagnosis
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Brain cancer patients who are able to exercise live significantly longer than sedentary patients, scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute report. The finding, published online Monda...More Details

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Study points to health disparities in physical fitness
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - An Indiana University study examining disparities in physical fitness levels between older adults who are patients of safety net community health centers (CHC) and those who are member...More Details

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Strength training for grandma and grandpa
June 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - People lose 30% of their muscle strength between the ages of 50 and 70 years. However, maintaining muscle strength in old age is enormously important in order to maintain mobility and ...More Details

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Moderate to intense exercise may protect the brain
June 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Older people who regularly exercise at a moderate to intense level may be less likely to develop the small brain lesions, sometimes referred to as "silent strokes," that are the first...More Details

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Tai chi could be key to overcoming cognitive effects of chemotherapy
June 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - According to the American Cancer Society, more than 11.4 million Americans are currently living with cancer. While cancer treatments are plentiful, many have negative side effects. Pre...More Details

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Significant benefits of yoga in 2 conditions
May 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who practice yoga showed statistically significant improvements in disease activity, according to a small study presented today at the EULAR 2011 ...More Details

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Hips take walking in stride; ankles put best foot forward in run
May 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions – and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions – researchers at...More Details

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Exercise helps women fight smoking cravings, but effect is short-lived
May 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - For years researchers have found that exercise can curb nicotine cravings, but have struggled to show a practical benefit in trials. Newly published research suggests a reason: the eff...More Details

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Physical activity improves walking capacity in Chilean elderly
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Policies to promote healthy ageing often emphasize a healthy diet and maintaining physical activity. But currently there is little good evidence to support the benefits of improved nut...More Details

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Training to promote health
May 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Marianne has constant pain in her right knee at the moment – she hurt it when she took a tumble skiing in the Swiss Alps. Everything happened so quickly: The searing pain, the helicopt...More Details

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Night owls at risk for weight gain and bad diet
May 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Staying up late every night and sleeping in is a habit that could put you at risk for gaining weight. People who go to bed late and sleep late eat more calories in the evening, more fa...More Details

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Exercise Protects the Heart Via Nitric Oxide
May 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Exercise both reduces the risk of a heart attack and protects the heart from injury if a heart attack does occur. For years, doctors have been trying to dissect how this second benefit...More Details

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Simple exercise improves lung function in children with CF
May 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - A small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study of children and teens with cystic fibrosis (CF) shows that simple exercise, individually tailored to each patient's preference and lifesty...More Details

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Interval training + healthy eating = the solution to obesity
April 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A program which combines interval training and healthy eating practices seems to be perfectly indicated for those suffering from obesity, according to the results of a new study from t...More Details

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Changes in relative fitness and frailty across the adult lifespan
April 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily- Background: The prevalence of frailty increases with age in older adults, but frailty is largely unreported for younger adults, where its associated risk is less clear. Furthermore, les...More Details

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Tai chi appears to benefit quality of life for patients with chronic heart failure
April 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Tai chi exercise appears to be associated with improved quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy in patients with chronic heart failure, according to a report in the April 25 i...More Details

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Immediate treatment can alleviate future back problems
April 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Immediate treatment by a physiotherapist, bypassing a waiting list, can reduce problems with recurring low back pain, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Man...More Details

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Heart needs work after heart attack: U of A study challenges the notion that the heart must rest
April 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study by researchers at the University of Alberta shows that for best results in stable patients after a heart attack, early exercise as well as prolonged exercise is the key to ...More Details

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Following cancer prevention guidelines lowers risk of death from cancer, heart disease, all causes
April 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A study of more than 100,000 men and women over 14 years finds nonsmokers who followed recommendations for cancer prevention had a lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disea...More Details

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Obese individuals can suffer from social anxiety disorder due to weight alone
April 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily- A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers shows that obese individuals with social anxiety related only to their weight may experience anxiety as severe as individuals with soc...More Details

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Aerobic exercise may improve non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
April 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Walking on a treadmill for one hour a day may slow the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obese people with prediabetes by jump-starting their metabolism and slowing th...More Details

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Weight loss improves memory, according to Kent State researcher
April 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily- John Gunstad, an associate professor in Kent State University's Department of Psychology, and a team of researchers have discovered a link between weight loss and improved memory and co...More Details

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Large weight gain raises risk for recurrence among breast cancer survivors
April 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Breast cancer survivors who experience large weight gain have an increased risk of death after diagnosis, according to research scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research...More Details

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Diet-exercise combo best for obese seniors
April 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - For obese seniors, dieting and exercise together are more effective at improving physical performance and reducing frailty than either alone. The research, by a team at Washington U...More Details

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Frequency of fat talk associated with increased body dissatisfaction, regardless of waistline
March 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - College women who engage in "fat talk" (women speaking negatively about the size and shape of their bodies) face greater dissatisfaction with their bodies and are more likely to have i...More Details

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Nearly 1 in 4 postmenopausal women with fractures is obese
March 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Although less likely to suffer a hip or wrist fracture, obese women suffer from fragility fractures at other sites, partly due to poor mobility and increased risk of falls Obesity i...More Details

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Stroke patients benefit from family involvement in exercise therapy
March 6th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Your family's involvement in your exercise therapy could significantly improve your function and recovery after stroke, according to a study in the March print issue of Stroke: Journ...More Details

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Does exercise help patients with type 1 diabetes?
March 4th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Type 1 diabetes affects over 250,000 people in the UK and the incidence of type 1 is increasing by four per cent each year. A new study to assess the benefits of exercise for adults ...More Details

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Exercise and CBT best treatments for chronic fatigue
February 24th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Two effective treatments benefit up to 60 per cent of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), according to a collaborative trial funded by the M...More Details

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Stretching before a run does not prevent injury
February 18th 2011

Exercise Daily! - However, runners who typically stretch should continue, or risk injury Stretching before a run neither prevents nor causes injury, according to a study presented today at the 2011...More Details

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Beyond tender loving care: 'TLCs' promise health and happiness
February 17th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Lifestyle changes—such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others—can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an array of mental illnesses, according to a ne...More Details

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Self Defense: Steps to Survival
February 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Self-defense is often misunderstood as merely physical techniques like martial arts. Mattingly teaches that effective violence prevention requires not just physical methods, but verb...More Details

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Benefits of outdoor exercise
February 4th 2011

Exercise Daily! - A systematic review carried out by a team at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry has analysed existing studies and concluded that there are benefits to mental and physica...More Details

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Exercise may lower risk of death for men with prostate cancer
January 5th 2011

Exercise Daily! - A new study of men with prostate cancer finds that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer. The Harvard School of P...More Details

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Consistent exercise associated with lower risk of colon cancer death
December 31st 2010

Exercise Daily! - Consistent exercise is associated with a lower risk of dying from colon cancer, according to a new study led by researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University Scho...More Details

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How exercise grows a healthy heart
December 24th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Everyone knows that exercise comes with metabolic and cardiovascular benefits, but scientists understand surprisingly little about how physical activity influences the heart itself. ...More Details

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Which comes first: Exercise-induced asthma or obesity?
December 22nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - Obese people are more likely to report exercise as a trigger for asthma. Of 673 people evaluated in a new study whose results are published in the journal The Physician and Sportsmed...More Details

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We spend more time sick now than a decade ago
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Despite longer life spans, fewer years are disease-free Increased life expectancy in the United States has not been accompanied by more years of perfect health, reveals new resear...More Details

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Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
December 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease 9 out of ten of all primary care centers in Sweden prescribe physical activity Prescribing physical activity for th...More Details

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Physical fitness curbs frequency and severity of colds
December 5th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Upper respiratory tract infection is reduced in physically fit and active adults People who are physically fit and active have fewer and milder colds, indicates research published...More Details

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Light exercise may prevent osteoarthritis
November 29th 2010

Exercise Daily! - People at risk for osteoarthritis may be able to delay the onset of the disease or even prevent it with simple changes to their physical activity, according to a study presented toda...More Details

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New study reports effects of endurance running
November 29th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Using a mobile MRI unit, researchers followed runners for two months along a 4,500-kilometer course to study how their bodies responded to the high-stress conditions of an ultra-long...More Details

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Exercise may improve complications of deep vein thrombosis
November 22nd 2010

Exercise Daily! A pilot trial showed that a six-month exercise training program designed to increase leg strength, leg flexibility and overall fitness may improve post-thrombotic syndrome, a frequent,...More Details

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Study shows importance of exercise for those at special risk for Alzheimer's
November 18th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Physical activity promotes changes in the brain that may protect high-risk individuals against cognitive decline, including development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new stu...More Details

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Regular exercise reduces large number of health risks including dementia and some cancers
November 15th 2010

Exercise Daily! - People who take regular exercise could reduce their risk of developing around two dozen physical and mental health conditions - including some cancers and dementia - and slow down ho...More Details

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Can vigorous exercise curb drug abuse?
November 11th 2010

ExerciseDaily! - Can exercise reduce cravings for drugs? UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators are conducting a research study to find out. A $15.7 million award from the National Institute ...More Details

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Yale study tracks factors leading to physical decline in older adults
November 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - A study by Yale School of Medicine researchers reveals that the illnesses and injuries that can restrict the activity of older adults or land them in the hospital are linked to worse...More Details

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Building muscle doesn't require lifting heavy weights: study
October 26th 2010

Exercise Daily! Current gym dogma holds that to build muscle size you need to lift heavy weights. However, a new study conducted at McMaster University has shown that a similar degree of muscle buildi...More Details

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Healthy schools get kids moving
October 12th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Last month, first lady Michelle Obama launched "Let's Move," a new campaign to combat childhood obesity. The initiative seeks to improve school nutrition programs and promote physica...More Details

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Regular aerobic exercise is good for the brain
September 26th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Regular exercise speeds learning and improves blood flow to the brain, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine that is the fi...More Details

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Fitness expert creates MyActivity Pyramid to help adults exercise
September 26th 2010

Exercise Daily! - he MyActivity Pyramid, a new fitness guide developed by a University of Missouri Extension fitness specialist, provides physical activity recommendations for adults in a fun and easy...More Details

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Step into Fitness: Walking to a healthier lifestyle
June 7th 2010

Exercise Daily! -Step into Fitness, a nine-week self-guided walking program designed to help the Indiana University Bloomington campus community become more physically active, kicks off this Wednesday...More Details

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physical activity benefits some more than others
May 21st 2010

Exercise Daily ! - It may seem intuitive that greater amounts of exercise lead to less obesity, but an Indiana University study has found that this conventional wisdom applies primarily to white women...More Details

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ust 5 Minutes of 'Green Exercise' Optimal for Good Mental Health
May 21st 2010

Exercise Daily ! - How much "green exercise" produces the greatest improvement in mood and sense of personal well-being? A new study in the American Chemical Society's semi-monthly journal Environment...More Details

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Exercise may keep cancer patients healthier during, after treatment
May 20th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Breast and prostate cancer patients who regularly exercise during and after cancer treatment report having a better quality of life and being less fatigued, according to researchers ...More Details

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Can Exercise Prevent Disability?
May 17th 2010

Exercise Daily! -A new study will test if exercise can prevent or delay the declining ability to walk in older adults. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will be the Chicago site o...More Details

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Five Exercises Can Reduce Neck, Shoulder Pain Of Women Office Workers
November 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Strength training exercises using dumbbells can reduce pain and improve function in the trapezius muscle, the large muscle which extends from the back of the head, down the neck and ...More Details

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Exercise as Stroke Prophylaxis
November 13th 2009

Exercise Daily! - hysical exercise is one of the most effective methods of preventing disease. The current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106[40]: 713󈞇) i...More Details

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Playing sport up to the end of pregnancy is healthy for the baby and the mother
November 12th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Contrary to more conservative customs, exercising up to the end of pregnancy has no harmful effect on the weight or size of the foetus. This is what has been indicated in a study car...More Details

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Exercise keeps dangerous visceral fat away a year after weight loss, finds UAB study
November 9th 2009

Exercise Daily! - A study conducted by exercise physiologists in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Human Studies finds that as little as 80 minutes a week of aerobic or resis...More Details

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Vet says owners should exercise with their dogs based on specific needs to prevent obesity
September 22nd 2009

Exercise Daily! - People and their dogs both need physical activity to fight obesity, and there are many exercises that owner and pet can do together that can improve their health and their relationsh...More Details

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Exercise minimizes weight regain by reducing appetite and burning fat first, carbs later
September 22nd 2009

Exercise Daily! - Exercise helps prevent weight regain after dieting by reducing appetite and by burning fat before burning carbohydrates, according to a new study with rats. Burning fat first and sto...More Details

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Weight loss competitions produce encouraging results
May 5th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Statewide weight loss competitions appear to be a potentially successful weapon in the battle against obesity. These programs can produce weight loss in large numbers of people at mi...More Details

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Exercise Improves Quality of Life for Heart Failure Patients
April 13th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Heart failure patients who regularly exercise fare better and feel better about their lives than do similar patients who do not work out on a regular basis, say researchers at Duke U...More Details

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As Good As It Gets: Octogenarian Muscles Don’t Get Stronger With Exercise
March 31st 2009

Exercise Daily! - Octogenarian women were unable to increase muscle mass after a 3-month weight lifting program targeted at strengthening the thigh muscle, according to a new study from the Journal of...More Details

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Optimum running speed is stride toward understanding human body form
March 31st 2009

Exercise Daily! - Runners, listen up: If your body is telling you that your pace feels a little too fast or a little too slow, it may be right. A new study, published online March 18 in the Journal...More Details

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DEPRESSED PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE LEARNING “GOOD THINGS IN LIFE”
March 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - While depression is often linked to negative thoughts and emotions, a new study suggests the real problem may be a failure to appreciate positive experiences. Researchers at Ohio ...More Details

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Study shows moderate intensity walking means 100 steps per minute
March 17th 2009

Exercise Daily! - The benefits of moderate physical activity to general health and well-being are well known. It is recommended that people engage in 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physica...More Details

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Physical fitness improves spatial memory, increases size of brain structure
February 24th 2009

Exercise Daily! - When it comes to the hippocampus, a brain structure vital to certain types of memory, size matters. Numerous studies have shown that bigger is usually better. Now researchers have fo...More Details

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First brain study reveals benefits of exercise on quitting smoking
February 19th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Research from the University of Exeter reveals for the first time, that changes in brain activity, triggered by physical exercise, may help reduce cigarette cravings. Published in th...More Details

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Free exercise and nutrition program in Brazil could serve as model in United States
January 21st 2009

Exercise Daily! - What if free exercise classes were offered in public spaces such as parks, beaches and recreation centers? When a city government in Brazil tried such a program, it greatly increased...More Details

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Exercise helps prevent age-related brain changes in older adults
December 1st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Older adults who exercise regularly show increased cerebral blood flow and a greater number of small blood vessels in the brain, according to findings presented today at the annual m...More Details

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Exercise increases brain growth factor and receptors, prevents stem cell drop in middle age
November 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - A new study confirms that exercise can reverse the age-related decline in the production of neural stem cells in the hippocampus of the mouse brain, and suggests that this happens be...More Details

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Exercise and rest reduce cancer risk
November 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Exercise is good for more than just your waistline. A recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontiers in...More Details

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Eerobic exercise combined with resistance training improves glucose control in diabetics
November 3rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Patients with diabetes who participate in a program combining aerobic and high-force eccentric resistance exercise demonstrate improvements in glucose control, physical performance, ...More Details

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New study indicates that exercise prevents fatty liver disease
November 3rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - It's easy to go to the gym on a regular basis right after a person buys the gym membership. It's also easy to skip the gym one day, then the next day and the day after that. A new Un...More Details

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How much are you really exercising?
October 4th 2008

Exercise Daily! - People struggling with obesity often underestimate how many calories they are actually consuming, which can hinder weight loss efforts. It should follow that the same person would ov...More Details

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APPROPRIATE EXERCISE CAN HELP PREVENT
September 29th 2008

Exercise Daily! - The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging female athletes — particularly soccer players — to consider a new warm-up program to help lower their growing risk of anter...More Details

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Exercise effective in helping pregnant women kick the habit
September 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Exercise could be a useful tool in helping pregnant women to give up smoking, according to new research published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Despite the warn...More Details

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Eating disorder symptoms more common among female athletes and exercisers
July 28th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A recent study published by the International Journal of Eating Disorders reveals that university undergraduate women who actively participate in sports and exercise-related activiti...More Details

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Exercise could be the heart's fountain of youth
July 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but endurance exercise seems to make it younger. According to a study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, olde...More Details

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Weight Watchers Versus Fitness Centers
July 2nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - In the first study of its kind, using sophisticated methods to measure body composition, the nationally known commercial weight loss program, Weight Watchers, was compared to gym mem...More Details

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Exercise cuts cancer death in men
May 29th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Men who exercise often are less likely to die from cancer than those who don’t exercise, according to a new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. In the st...More Details

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New breathing exercises help manage asthma
May 28th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A presentation that demonstrates breathing exercises designed to help reduce the use of asthma inhalers is today available to the general public for free from the Cooperative Researc...More Details

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Combining exercise with hormone could prevent weight gain
May 27th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Once heralded as a promising obesity treatment, the hormone leptin lost its fat-fighting luster when scientists discovered overweight patients were resistant to its effects. But pair...More Details

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Arthritis Is a Potential Barrier to Physical Activity
May 12th 2008

Exercise Daily! - People with diagnosed diabetes are nearly twice as likely to have arthritis, and the inactivity caused by arthritis hinders the successful management of both diseases, according to ...More Details

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Gender-integrating sport helps improve men’s attitudes toward women, study shows
May 7th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Encouraging men and women to play sport together could help overcome sexist locker-room attitudes and bring wider benefits to society, according to the author of new research publish...More Details

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Exercise During Pregnancy Leads To A Healthier Heart In Moms- And Babies-To-Be
April 7th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Studies have shown that exercise has a positive effect on mothers-to-be, and no detrimental impact on their developing offspring. A new study further extends the knowledge of researc...More Details

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Low-intensity exercise reduces fatigue symptoms by 65 percent, study finds
April 2nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Sedentary people who regularly complain of fatigue can increase their energy levels by 20 percent and decrease their fatigue by 65 percent by engaging in regular, low intensity exerc...More Details

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Daily exercise dramatically lowers men's death rates
January 22nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Increased exercise capacity reduces the risk of death in African-American and Caucasian men, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The go...More Details

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Eat less or exercise more? Either way leads to more youthful hearts
January 22nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Overweight people who lose a moderate amount of weight get an immediate benefit in the form of better heart health, according to a study conducted at Washington University School of ...More Details

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Undiagnosed OSA patients have altered cardiovascular responses during exercise recovery
January 22nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - A study published in the January 1 issue of the journal SLEEP finds that people with untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have altered cardiovascular responses during recovery fro...More Details

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Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness
January 10th 2008

It’s only been a few weeks since you made that New Year’s resolution to exercise more, but already you’re finding reasons to skip days — maybe even weeks. You know all the benefits of a healthy lif...More Details

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Strength training of neck muscles relieves chronic pain
January 5th 2008

Neck pain has been steadily increasing over the past two decades and is now second to back pain, the most common musculoskeletal disorder. Women are more likely than men to suffer from persistent neck...More Details

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Exercise and body size influence ovarian cancer risk
October 1st 2007

ExerciseDaily! - A new study adds fuel to the debate over whether being fat or inactive affects the risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study, presented by Australian researchers today (Thu...More Details

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Muscle patterns in women may be linked to at risk positioning for ACL tears
September 19th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Research suggests that training programs for females to restore balance between hamstring and quadriceps muscles to better support knee joints could help reduce the disproportionatel...More Details

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SOME WOMEN BENEFIT MORE FROM EXERCISE WHEN EMPHASIS IS ON HEALTH, NOT APPEARANCE
August 9th 2007

Exercise Daily! - COLUMBUS , Ohio – A new study suggests that women with chronic issues with their body-image are more likely to benefit from an exercise class where the instructor emphasizes the heal...More Details

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Desk workout designed for ‘flex time’
August 8th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Finding time for a workout in the middle of a busy day can be a bit of a stretch - at least, that's what the designers of a new fitness program are hoping. The Alberta Centre for ...More Details

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Exercise and mental stimulation bothboost mouse memory late in life
August 6th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Exercise alone or exercise plus toys helped middle-aged mice, whereas exercise alone was enough to aid young animals Physical exercise is known to be good for the aging brain, but...More Details

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Caffeine and exercise can team up to prevent skin cancer
July 31st 2007

Exercise Daily! - A potential dynamic duo that may help avert sun-induced skin cancer Regular exercise and little or no caffeine has become a popular lifestyle choice for many Americans. But a new ...More Details

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Adult survivors of childhood leukemia exercise less, worsening high risk for obesity and illness
July 28th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Overcoming pediatric cancer may only mark the beginning of a young survivor’s lifelong battle to stay healthy. While survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) face an...More Details

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Research suggests fitness may reduce inflammation
July 18th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Although a number of studies have suggested that regular exercise reduces inflammation – a condition that is predictive of cardiovascular and other diseases, such as diabetes – it’s s...More Details

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Exercise, exercise, rest, repeat -- how a break can help your workout
July 18th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Taking a break in the middle of your workout may metabolize more fat than exercising without stopping, according to a recent study in Japan. Researchers conducted the first know...More Details

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Exercise in Elderly Proven to Improve Quality of Life
July 5th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - A new study appearing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society compares the efficacy of three programs designed for reducing falls and improving quality-of-life among the eld...More Details

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Exercise stimulates the formation of new brain cells
June 28th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Exercise has a similar effect to antidepressants on depression. This has been shown by previous research. Now Astrid Bj¯rnebekk at Karolinska Institutet has explained how this can hap...More Details

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Increasing physical activity with a little boost
June 26th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Simple personalized program delivered by mail more effective than one-on-one phone counseling As Americans struggle to become more physically active, simple programs that provide f...More Details

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Breast cancer survivors stepping towards health
June 24th 2007

Edmonton - Simple steps, like giving breast cancer survivors an exercise workbook or step pedometer, can improve their quality of life and fatigue levels, according to new findings from the University...More Details

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The perfect pull-up
June 20th 2007

Controversy surrounds the money-maker of the Marine Corps physical fitness test, the pull-up. The main question many male Marines have is which grip technique is better to achieve that perfect set of ...More Details

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Burning fat and carbohydrate during exercise
June 18th 2007

In a paper published in The Journal of Physiology, Helge, Stallknecht, Richter, Galbo, and Keins from Copenhagen shed light on fat oxidation during exercise and physical activity. Their observations s...More Details

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Runners: Let Thirst Be Your Guide
June 16th 2007

Washington, DC--Many people are drinking too much water, including sports drinks, when exercising, a practice that could put some individuals engaging in prolonged types of endurance exercise at risk ...More Details

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Exercise Helps People with Diabetes
June 14th 2007

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Diabetes is often called a lifestyle disease, and now a new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia verifies that a lifestyle change brings strong improvements. People with di...More Details

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Aerobic exercise is best fitness program for patients with stable heart failure
June 11th 2007

Walking and bicycle riding improve heart's size and pumping ability Countless exercise programs claim to trim the thighs, abs and buttocks, but how many offer to reshape a flabby heart" According t...More Details

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Diet and exercise key to surviving breast cancer, regardless of obesity, new UCSD study says
June 9th 2007

Breast cancer survivors who eat a healthy diet and exercise moderately can reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by half, regardless of their weight, suggests a new longitudinal study from the...More Details

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Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly
May 31st 2007

Why do older people tend to lose muscle mass and grow frail? One important factor identified by medical science is the reduced ability of the elderly to respond to the muscle-building stimulus of ...More Details

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EXERCISE MAY SLIGHTLY BOOST ìGOODî CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
May 31st 2007

Regular exercise appears to modestly increase levels of high-density lipoprotein, or ìgood,î cholesterol, according to a meta-analysis study in the May 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one o...More Details

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Natural compound and exercise boost memory in mice
May 29th 2007

A natural compound found in blueberries, tea, grapes, and cocoa enhances memory in mice, according to newly published research. This effect increased further when mice also exercised regularly. "Th...More Details

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Yoga and elevated brain GABA levels
May 22nd 2007

Yoga possible treatment for depression Boston, MA--Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and McLean Hospital have found that practicing yoga may elevate brain gamma-aminobuty...More Details

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Exercise may lead to improvement in patients with Parkinson's
May 16th 2007

USC study on dopamine effects shows potential benefits in balance and stability Los Angeles, Calif., May 15, 2007 -- A new study from researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of...More Details

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Vigorous Exercise Keeps People Thin with Age
May 3rd 2007

The old adage “use it or lose it” is truer than ever. People who maintain a vigorously active lifestyle as they age gain less weight than people who exercise at more moderate levels, according to a fi...More Details

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Exercise may lower risk for Parkinson's disease
April 24th 2007

The risk of developing Parkinsonís disease may be reduced with moderate to vigorous exercise or other recreational activities, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of N...More Details

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Practicing Tai Chi Boosts Immune System in Older Adults, UCLA Study Shows
March 26th 2007

Tai chi chih, the Westernized version of the 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art characterized by slow movement and meditation, significantly boosts the immune systems of older adults against the virus...More Details

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A short walk helps smokers quit
March 14th 2007

Smokers should do short bouts of exercise to help them resist the temptation to light up, say experts at the University of Exeter. A review, recently published in the international journal 'Addiction'...More Details

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Fitness has fallen since the days of Ancient Greece
February 12th 2007

We may not be as fit as the people of ancient Athens, despite all that modern diet and training can provide, according to research by University of Leeds (UK) exercise physiologist, Dr Harry Rossiter....More Details

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Exercise Pivotal in Preventing or Fighting Diabetes
February 12th 2007

One in three American children born in 2000 will develop type II diabetes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new study at the University of Missouri-Columbia sa...More Details

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Health message needs to exercise media muscle
January 6th 2007

As the last of the turkey hangover dissipates, hordes of North Americans are heading to the gym with one New Year's resolution in mind - to pump away the holiday pounds and live a healthier lifestyle....More Details

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Getting people to move -- challenges in promoting physical activity
December 19th 2006

Programs that discourage smoking have been reasonably successful. However, public health programs that encourage physical activity have not. While the benefits of regular physical activity are well do...More Details

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FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2007 FROM AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE
December 15th 2006

INDIANAPOLIS – Programs to address and combat the childhood obesity epidemic ranked number one in a survey of top health and fitness trends released today by the American College of Sports Medicine (...More Details

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EXERCISE RESPONSE VARIES WITH GENETICS
December 15th 2006

Your parents may be to thank—or to blame—for how your body responds to exercise, and the genes responsible are slowly being identified. That’s one of the conclusions of research published by the Ameri...More Details

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Gym membership not just a way to keep in trim
December 15th 2006

A University of Manchester researcher says the huge growth in the popularity of health clubs and gym membership is down to the human need for kinship and not just a way to keep fit. Professor Nick Cr...More Details

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Weight loss through calorie restriction, but not exercise, may lead to bone loss
December 11th 2006

Men and women who lose weight by cutting calories also may be losing bone density, but weight loss through exercise does not seem to produce the same effect, according to a report in the December 11/2...More Details

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Exercise Can Reduce a Smoker’s Lung Cancer Risk, but Quitting Smoking Is Still Most Important
December 10th 2006

PHILADELPHIA -- In a study of more than 36,000 women, researchers observed that smokers can reduce their risk of developing lung cancer by being physically active. However, they strongly caution that ...More Details

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Value of exercise for seniors shown in multi-center study with Stanford
December 3rd 2006

STANFORD, Calif. — On your mark, get set, go! Seniors who acquaint themselves with that well-known mantra may live more independent lives, according to new research. A study, which appears in the N...More Details

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Varying weight training intensity increases growth hormone in women
November 30th 2006

Women who undertake a long-term weight training program produce more biologically active growth hormone, a finding that allows physiologists to understand why weight training improves muscle tone and ...More Details

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Exercise helps elderly regain physical function and avoid major disability
November 17th 2006

Regular structured exercise may allow previously sedentary elderly people to attain significant improvements in their physical functioning and reduce the likelihood they will become disabled in the fu...More Details

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New study weighs benefits of exercise, diets
November 16th 2006

Both work for weight loss, but dieters also lose muscle ST. LOUIS -- Those in their 50s and 60s who want to lose weight might consider heading to the cardio workout room instead of counting calorie...More Details

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Losing weight and reducing risk of diabetes: Diet and exercise work equally well
November 8th 2006

ST. LOUIS -- Which works best in fighting the risk factors for diabetes ñexercise or diet? It's a toss up, according to a new study by a Saint Louis University researcher who is a member of a Washi...More Details

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New study indicates moderate exercise may protect against colds
October 26th 2006

A moderate exercise program may reduce the incidence of colds. A study published in the November issue of The American Journal of Medicine, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center...More Details

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FITNESS LEVEL AFFECTS BARIATRIC SURGERY OUTCOMES
October 23rd 2006

Morbidly obese patients with poor cardiopulmonary fitness may experience increased complications after bariatric surgery. New research published in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal...More Details

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Exercise During Pregnancy Safe for At-Risk Black Women, Study Finds
October 13th 2006

Exercise during pregnancy appears to be safe even for African-American women at high risk for pregnancy complications, a new study suggests. The study, which focused on poor, urban African-American...More Details

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Fitness and Childhood IQ Indicators of Cognitive Ability in Old Age
October 10th 2006

ST. PAUL, Minn – How well your mind works in old age depends on physical fitness and your IQ score as a child, according to a study published in the October 10, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientifi...More Details

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Exercise helps breast cancer patients avoid anemia
October 9th 2006

Women undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer benefit from moderate intensity, regular aerobic activity, according to a new study. Published in the November 15, 2006 issue of CANCER (http://w...More Details

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Everybody dance: The energy you use won't shorten your life
October 9th 2006

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, The theory that animals die when they've expended their lifetime allotment of energy may be reaching the end of its own life, according to a study presented at The American Physiol...More Details

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Regular exercise, keeping weight in check reduces breast-cancer risk in postmenopausal women
October 9th 2006

SEATTLE, Postmenopausal women who want to significantly decrease their breast-cancer risk would be wise to exercise regularly and keep their weight within a normal range for their height, according to...More Details

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Prescribe exercise for older adults for better health
October 6th 2006

Boston -- For many older adults, a visit to the doctor is not complete without the bestowal of at least one prescription. What if, in addition to prescribing medications as necessary, physicians also ...More Details

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Exercise May Be "Best Medicine" for Breast Cancer Survivors
October 4th 2006

University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists believe exercise may be a critical component of rehabilitation and recovery for more than 2 million women who have survived breast cancer. Beverly Reigle, ...More Details

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Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation
September 29th 2006

Osteoarthritis is increasingly common among aging Americans and is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Exercise is often used in treating osteoarthritis and is an important part in rehabilitat...More Details

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Weight training does not increase strength but may slow progression in OA patients
September 29th 2006

Moderate to severe osteoarthritis affects more than 22 million American adults between the ages of 25 and 74 and knee osteoarthritis (OA) can lead to disability in daily activities. Weakness in the qu...More Details

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FITNESS, CONDITIONING MAY REDUCE LEG INJURIES
September 28th 2006

INDIANAPOLIS – Physically active women with lower aerobic fitness and poorer overall fitness may be at greater risk for stress fractures and other lower-extremity overuse injuries. A new study release...More Details

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You can't scare people into getting fit or going green
September 26th 2006

New research published today by the Economic and Social Research Council shows that positive, informative strategies which help people set specific health and environmental goals are far more effectiv...More Details

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FITNESS, CONDITIONING MAY REDUCE LEG INJURIES
September 25th 2006

INDIANAPOLIS – Physically active women with lower aerobic fitness and poorer overall fitness may be at greater risk for stress fractures and other lower-extremity overuse injuries. A new study release...More Details

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Walking not enough for significant exercise benefits
September 20th 2006

Walking is a popular form of exercise, but may not be enough to experience significant health benefits, a University of Alberta study shows. "Generally, low-intensity activity such as walking alone...More Details

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"No time to exercise" is no excuse
September 18th 2006

A new study, published in The Journal of Physiology, shows that short bursts of very intense exercise — equivalent to only a few minutes per day — can produce the same results as traditional endurance...More Details

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Regular, moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise significantly reduces markers of increased colon-cancer risk in men
September 12th 2006

Regular, moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise significantly reduces a risk factor associated with the formation of colon polyps and colon cancer in men, according to a study led by researchers at Fre...More Details

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Exercisers may have better breast cancer survival
September 11th 2006

Women who reported the highest levels of physical activity in the year before they were diagnosed with breast cancer may have higher survival, according to a new study. Published in the October 15, 20...More Details

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More gym classes don't mean more exercise or weight loss, Cornell study finds
September 1st 2006

As childhood obesity has increased, many states are increasing their physical education (PE) requirements. Yet, increasing time spent in gym class does not appear to increase overall physical activity...More Details

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Being Overweight at Middle Age Can Be Harmful
August 23rd 2006

Being overweight during midlife is associated with an increased risk of death, according to a new study conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, in ...More Details

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Two strokes and you're out: Study looks at death risk and ethnic differences in stroke survivors who have a second stroke
August 22nd 2006

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Having a stroke is bad enough. But having another one after surviving the first one is especially bad, more than doubling a person's risk of dying in the next two years, a new stud...More Details

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Weight loss found to reduce cellulite in some overweight women
August 14th 2006

Arlington Heights, Ill. -- Weight loss may decrease the severity of cellulite for some women ñ but may worsen the condition for others, reports a study in August's Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryÆ,...More Details

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Exercise helps sustain mental activity as we age, may prevent dementia-like illnesses
August 11th 2006

Researchers will next zero in how much and what types of exercise keep us cognitively young New Orleans -- Based on a review of studies on exercise and its effect on brain functioning in human and ...More Details

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Exercise important in reducing size of abdominal fat cells
August 7th 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ñ Reducing the size of abdominal fat cells ñ which are a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease ñ takes more than cutting calories, according to new research from Wake Forest U...More Details

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Protein-added sports drinks don't boost performance during exercise, study finds
August 4th 2006

Adding protein to a sports drink won't make you race faster, suggests findings from researchers at McMaster University. "Sports drinks improve performance during prolonged exercise because of two k...More Details

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AFFECTS WALKING ABILITY
August 2nd 2006

Higher Blood Pressure Associated with Decline in Walking Ability in Older Persons According to Study by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (Chicago) – Decline in lower limb function is common i...More Details

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Message to older adults: embrace, don't fear the effects of sensible exercise
July 28th 2006

Stress from exercise does not threaten the heart, Hopkins study shows A Johns Hopkins study should ease the concerns held by many older adults with mild high blood pressure about the strain or harm...More Details

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Understanding what people with arthritis believe about exercise
July 27th 2006

Study of perceived exercise barriers, enablers and benefits suggests ways to increase the rates of regular exercise among arthritis patients Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the Unit...More Details

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Getting a Big Lift From Weights
July 25th 2006

Weight lifting can help overweight teens reduce risk of diabetes Teens at risk of developing diabetes can prevent or delay its onset through strength training exercise, a University of Southern Cal...More Details

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Slowing Alzheimer's disease by keeping mind and body active
July 24th 2006

Muenster, Germany -- Researchers have uncovered the pathways behind the protection offered by environmental stimulation in Alzheimer's disease, further confirming that enhanced mental and physical act...More Details

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An exercise of the will
July 19th 2006

Houston -- Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that exercise decreases pain and helps breast cancer survivors feel healthier and increase participation in da...More Details

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It's never too late to start exercising!
July 19th 2006

According to German researchers it's never too late to start exercising and even long time couch potatoes can reduce their risk of heart disease, by just getting off the sofa and going for a walk. ...More Details

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Moderate exercise improves survival rates for colon cancer survivors
July 14th 2006

People who have been treated for colon cancer can substantially reduce the risk that the disease will return and improve their overall chance of survival by engaging in regular exercise, according to ...More Details

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Physical activity extends life of patients with peripheral artery disease
July 5th 2006

Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who are physically active have death rates less than one third those in PAD patients who are inactive, according to research reported in the July issue of...More Details

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Research reinforces findings that Chinese exercises benefit older adults
June 29th 2006

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – New work by researchers at the University of Illinois lends strength to previous research documenting the health benefits of Qigong and Taiji among older adults who practice these an...More Details

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Step-by-Step, Cancer Patients Use Exercise to Feel Better
June 7th 2006

When individuals with breast or prostate cancer followed a moderate, home-based exercise program using resistance bands and walking, the patients had less fatigue during radiation treatments, greater ...More Details

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Exercise in childhood and adolescence may stave off osteoporosis
June 6th 2006

Recent studies indicate that exercise can help build and maintain healthy bones. But just how early should one start? At the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada this week, several st...More Details

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Breathing exercises can significantly cut inhaler use in mild asthma
June 1st 2006

Double blind randomised controlled trial of two different breathing techniques in the management of asthma] Online First: Thorax; 2006: doi.10.1136/thx.2005.054767 Breathing techniques can cut the ...More Details

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Exercise shown to have an anti-cancer effect
May 31st 2006

According to Australian researchers exercise appears to slow down the growth of cancer cells because it increases a protein that blocks cell growth and induces cell death. The study suggests the an...More Details

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Calorie restriction appears better than exercise at slowing primary aging
May 31st 2006

Investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that eating a low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet lowers concentrations of a thyroid hormone called triiodothy...More Details

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EXERCISE REVERSES UNHEALTHY EFFECTS OF INACTIVITY
May 30th 2006

DURHAM, N.C. -- Many of the detrimental effects of physical inactivity can be reversed, and in some cases improved, by a similar period of moderate exercise, Duke University Medical Center researchers...More Details

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Shin Splints Are a Repetitive Injury
May 24th 2006

DURHAM, N.C. – With the warm of spring drawing many people outside for exercise, sports medicine experts at Duke University Medical Center recommend some precautions to avoid what are commonly referre...More Details

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SUPPLEMENT USE BY YOUNG ATHLETES QUESTIONED
May 22nd 2006

ORLANDO, Fla – Dietary supplements and performance-enhancing drugs are unreliable and may, in some instances, be unsafe and ineffective, said sports medicine physician William O. Roberts, M.D., FACSM....More Details

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Exercise protects against skin cancer
May 16th 2006

While doctors and scientists have long agreed that physical activity has health benefits, Rutgers cancer researcher Allan Conney and his New Jersey colleagues have found that exercise can even protect...More Details

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Exercise, diet may protect against colorectal cancer
May 15th 2006

MADISON - Voluntary exercise and a restricted diet reduced the number and size of pre-cancerous polyps in the intestines of male mice and improved survival, according to a study by a University of Wis...More Details

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Exercise during dialysis enhances results and overall physical performance, Queen’s study
May 11th 2006

KINGSTON, Ont. - A new Queen’s study suggests that patients who exercise while hooked up to dialysis show better results in clearing toxins and increasing overall physical stamina. A five-month, lo...More Details

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Go figure: Weight loss one of the worst reasons to exercise
May 9th 2006

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Exercising to lose weight? Think of another reason or the odds are you won't be exercising for long, according to a University of Michigan study of baby boomer women. The study, re...More Details

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Study may explain why exercise helps heart failure patients
April 27th 2006

(BETHESDA, MD) ñ Aerobic training is associated with a reversal of abnormal hormonal patterns that underlie many of the debilitating symptoms of heart failure, according to a new study in the May 2, 2...More Details

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Work it out - finding the time to be active
April 19th 2006

Life is busy and many things can get in the way of being active ñ your kids, job, social demands, illness, excess weight or just being too tired. But finding the time to be active doesnít have to be s...More Details

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HEART EXPERT OUTLINES BENEFITS, RISKS OF EXERCISE
April 18th 2006

ORLANDO, Fla. – “Vigorous physical activity both protects against and provokes acute cardiac events,” a prominent authority told health and fitness professionals in Orlando for the American College o...More Details

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The Drive To Do It
April 17th 2006

It’s no secret that running a marathon is a grueling endeavor that requires months of preparation. Yet millions of people around the world – including a group of dedicated runners from Tufts - set out...More Details

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Fitness and Fatness: Both Associated with Higher Cardiovascular Risk in Women
April 12th 2006

Boston – Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found that obesity and physical inactivity are both associated with major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including C-reactive protei...More Details

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Abdominal fat more significant than overall weight in exercise-induced shortness of breath
April 7th 2006

When it comes to being short of breath during exercise, how fat is distributed on the body is a more significant factor than overall body fatness or lung function, say researchers at the Institute for...More Details

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Yoga is more effective than conventional exercise for back pain, Group Health study finds
April 6th 2006

Yoga appears to be more effective for low back pain than conventional exercise or getting a self-care book about the condition, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers at Group...More Details

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Researchers studying exercise to curb “chemo brain” with help from Lance Armstrong Foundation
April 3rd 2006

Researchers studying exercise to curb “chemo brain” with help from Lance Armstrong Foundation Researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are studying whether exercise can help curb memory a...More Details

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Exercise reduces menopausal symptoms and improves quality of life
March 22nd 2006

egular exercise can reduce severe symptoms in menopausal women and improve their quality of life, according to a study in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing. Researchers from the University of ...More Details

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Kegel Exercises Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Women, Study Confirms
February 4th 2006

Women suffering from urinary incontinence can benefit from pelvic floor muscle training, commonly known as Kegel exercises, according to a new review of studies. A supervised regimen of Kegel exer...More Details

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Three-week diet/exercise study shows 50 percent reversal in metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes
January 23rd 2006

Obese and overweight individuals suffering metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes showed significant health improvements after only three weeks of diet and moderate exercise even though the participan...More Details

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Exercise in moderation best for the brain
November 29th 2005

Exercise is good for your physical health. We have known this for a long time. We also know that physical activity is good for the brain and alleviates depression and stress. What's more, training ...More Details

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Exercise adds years to life and improves quality, researchers say
November 28th 2005

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Exercise is a lot like spinach Ö everybody knows it's good for you; yet many people still avoid it, forgoing its potential health benefits. But researchers at the University of Ill...More Details

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Prescribed walking can improve physical fitness
November 28th 2005

CHICAGO ñ Exercise counseling with a prescription for walking at either hard intensity or high frequency produces improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, according to a study in the November 14 iss...More Details

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Exercise is good for multiple sclerosis, but it must be done correctly
November 6th 2005

Aerobic exercise is thought to help persons with multiple sclerosis fight fatigue, the most common symptom of the disease. Yet MS also appears to cause the body to heat up more quickly, compromising t...More Details

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Exercise Improves Cardiopulmonary Fitness in Asthma
October 23rd 2005

Although exercise can trigger asthma attacks in some people, a new review of studies has found that exercise improved cardiopulmonary fitness in people with asthma. "It's safe for patients with as...More Details

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Exercise helps reduce pain in old age
October 5th 2005

People who exercise regularly experience 25% less muscle and joint pain in their old age than people who are less active. Research published in Arthritis Research & Therapy reveals that people who reg...More Details

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Space Cycle tests artificial gravity as solution to muscle loss
September 18th 2005

A bike-like centrifuge that creates artificial gravity may help astronauts combat muscle atrophy in space. Through a study at the University of California, Irvine, the National Space Biomedical Resear...More Details

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Exercise helps reduce pain in old age
September 18th 2005

People who exercise regularly experience 25% less muscle and joint pain in their old age than people who are less active. Research published in Arthritis Research & Therapy reveals that people who reg...More Details

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Electrical Exercise System Gives Paralysis Sufferers Power to Recover Strength
August 6th 2005

People affected by paralysis could enjoy more independence, better health and a higher quality of life thanks to an innovative system designed to improve fitness and increase arm strength. It uses ...More Details

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Electrical exercise system gives paralysis sufferers power to recover strength
August 2nd 2005

People affected by paralysis could enjoy more independence, better health and a higher quality of life thanks to an innovative system designed to improve fitness and increase arm strength. It uses...More Details

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WEATHER AFFECTS WORKOUTS, STUDY FINDS
July 5th 2005

Residents of cool, dry Montana are the most likely to get enough physical activity, and residents of hot, steamy Puerto Rico the least, according to a new research study that links climate conditions ...More Details

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Exercise Program and Special Weighted Back Support Improve Balance, Decrease Risk of Falls in Older Women
July 5th 2005

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- By wearing a unique weighted back support device and participating in a special exercise program, women over 60 with osteoporosis-caused curvature of the spine improved their balan...More Details

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Aerobic exercise helps find genetic regions linked to prediabetes
June 29th 2005

une 27, 2005 — People's bodies respond to exercise in different ways, and their genetic makeup is partly responsible. For one, people differ in how greatly exercise alters their blood sugar equilib...More Details

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Exercise Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
June 11th 2005

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University Medical Center researchers have shown that moderate exercise – without accompanying weight loss – can improve insulin sensitivity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome...More Details

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Exercise, weight control may help reduce risk of breast cancer, Meharry-Vanderbilt study suggests
June 9th 2005

Research highlights collaboration between historically black medical college, NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Women who exercise more and keep their weight under control may dramatically reduce the...More Details

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A few 30 second sprints as beneficial as hour long jog
June 7th 2005

Hamilton, ON - Just six minutes of intense exercise a week could be as effective as an hour of daily moderate activity suggests new findings from researchers at McMaster University. "Short bouts of...More Details

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Low back pain improves with exercise
June 2nd 2005

Low back pain is a common and uncomfortable aspect of daily life for many older adults. Two studies show that exercise can help. A small study of 8 people with chronic low back pain reported in the...More Details

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Bones Don't Pay A Price When Fat Is Lost Through Exercise
May 26th 2005

Debunking the myth that exercising to lose excess body fat, unlike dieting alone, comes at a cost to bone health, researchers at Johns Hopkins have determined that for those age 55 to 75, a moderate...More Details

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EXERCISE VARIETY - NOT INTENSITY - APPEARS TO REDUCE SOME ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RISK
May 26th 2005

The variety of leisure and physical activity one engages in -- and not its intensity in terms of calories expended - may reduce dementia risk in older people, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins...More Details

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Physical activity associated with improved survival for women with breast cancer
May 24th 2005

Women with breast cancer who engaged in an amount of physical activity equivalent to walking 1 or more hours per week had better survival compared with those who exercised less than that or not at all...More Details

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Exercise programme is as beneficial as spinal surgery in treating lower back pain
May 22nd 2005

The results of the MRC Spine Stabilisation trial, led by Mr. Jeremy Fairbank of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford were published online in today's BMJ. Chronic low back pain (LBP) is one of t...More Details

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Yoga takes a bite out of eating disorders
May 18th 2005

A study published in the latest issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly reports that mind-body exercise, such as yoga, is associated with greater body satisfaction and fewer symptoms of eating disorder...More Details

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Ageing and training
May 17th 2005

An elderly person is perfectly capable of undertaking a strength training programme and achieving a similar level as that of a younger, middle-aged person. This is one of the conclusions of the PhD, “...More Details

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Physical fitness and regular exercise reduces a major predictor of cardiovascular disease
May 16th 2005

Physical fitness and regular exercise reduces a major predictor of cardiovascular disease in adults with normal blood pressure or mild hypertension. Physical conditioning in the absence of medication ...More Details

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Fitness and strength decline during pregnancy, but recover in approximately six months
May 16th 2005

Fitness and strength decline during pregnancy and the early postpartum period, but improve by approximately 27 weeks postpartum regardless of the mother's body mass index (BMI), according to research ...More Details

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Study: Physicians need to be more vocal about encouraging diabetic patients to exercise
May 12th 2005

ST. LOUIS -- Diabetics are more likely to exercise if their doctors help them create and stick to a formalized exercise plan, according to new Saint Louis University research in the May issue of "Diab...More Details

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Work fatigue and working overtime are associated with weight gain
May 12th 2005

Based on a recent study, work fatigue, working overtime, job demands and dissatisfaction in combining paid work and family life are associated with weight gain. A recently published study is part o...More Details

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REGULAR VIGOROUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COULD SLOW PROGRESSION OF PROSTATE CANCER
May 10th 2005

CHICAGO—Men with higher levels of physical activity may reduce their risk of dying from prostate cancer and slow the progression of the disease, according to a study in the May 9 issue of the Archives...More Details

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Study says, 'Just do it!'
May 4th 2005

May 3, 2005 - When sports ads tell you to “Just do it” they are absolutely right, according to a new study from the University of Alberta. People who are successful at exercising regularly don't st...More Details

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Exercise in cold water may increase appetite
May 4th 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Exercise in cold water instead of warm water may increase people's appetites, making it harder for them to lose extra pounds, a University of Florida study finds. Results indica...More Details

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Exercise training in ordinary people affects the activity of 500 genes
May 2nd 2005

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm shows that hundreds of genes in the thigh muscle are activated in regular cycle training. The study also reveals that great differences in training ...More Details

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Attention full-time workers: Get off the computer and out to exercise in your free time!
May 2nd 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 2– Do you – like millions of full-time workers – surf TV channels, play video games or boot up the computer in what little free time you have? If so, there's a good chance you're...More Details

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Obese people - add yet another worry to the list
May 1st 2005

Dementia is now the latest scare factor to be added to an ever growing list of threats which so far includes diabetes, heart disease and stroke, which obese people are apparently more prone to. A...More Details

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Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
April 27th 2005

Physical activity appears to inhibit Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, slowing the development of a key feature of the disease, according to a new study. The research demonstrated that long-term...More Details

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YOGA SHOULD HEAL, NOT HURT, SAYS ACSM EXPERT Session emphasizes proper form to prevent strains, sprains and tears
April 24th 2005

LAS VEGAS – Yoga should heal, not hurt, according to Roger Cole, Ph.D. In his presentation at the ninth-annual American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition, Cole rev...More Details

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LOCATION OF BODY FAT ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIOVASCULAR RISK EVEN AT NORMAL BODY WEIGHT
April 12th 2005

CHICAGO – The distribution of body fat in older men and women is associated with metabolic syndrome, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, even in normal weight individuals, according...More Details

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ACP GUIDELINES TO TREAT OBESITY COVER DIET, EXERCISE, DRUGS AND SURGERY
April 5th 2005

PHILADELPHIA – (April 5, 2005) New guidelines for management of obesity from the American College of Physicians recommend diet and exercise for everyone and drugs and surgery only for obese patients w...More Details

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ALTERING STEROID RECEPTOR GENES CREATES FAT BURNING MUCLE
April 5th 2005

And it creates resistance to weight gain and lowered inflammation The Salk Institute scientist who earlier discovered that enhancing the function of a single protein produced a mouse with an innate r...More Details

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REGULAR EXERCISE HELPS PROTECT MUSCLES IN ELDERLY FROM SORENESS, INJURY
March 23rd 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers now have the physical evidence to show why it's important for older people to exercise. And it comes with the discovery that, in aging racehorses, regular aerobic workouts...More Details

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EXTREME EXERTION, EMOTION CAN SPARK REPEAT HEART ATTACKS
March 22nd 2005

Compelling evidence indicates that in people with a history of heart disease, physical exertion and emotional stress can trigger heart attacks, some of them fatal. Authors Philip Strike and Andrew ...More Details

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN MIDDLE AGE LINKED TO FITNESS LATER
March 21st 2005

Being physically active in middle age helps people maintain higher physical function later in life, according to a newly published study. “Participation in a physically active lifestyle appears ...More Details

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WAIST SIZE LINKED TO DIABETES RISK IN ADULT MEN
March 18th 2005

The circumference of a man’s waist is a better predictor of his risk of developing type 2 diabetes than his body mass index (BMI), which is a weight-to-height ratio, or waist-to-hip ratio alone.  This...More Details

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SHED POUNDS AND IMPROVE BLOOD LIPID LEVELS:McGILL RESEARCH
March 10th 2005

Overweight women who lose just 15 percent of their body weight may significantly decrease their health risks according to McGill researchers. Their study is the first to show that losing a small amoun...More Details

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HEALTH DISPARITIES BASED ON CLASS, NOT JUST RACE, SAY EXPERTS
March 9th 2005

Income, not just race, explains much of the health gap between groups of Americans, and a “health equity impact” statement should accompany government policy proposals, suggests a Harvard professor ...More Details

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URBAN GREEN SPACE LINKED TO WALKING, CYCLING LEVELS
March 6th 2005

The degree to which city people walk or ride bicycles for their daily transportation needs depends largely on how much green space there is, says a new study that examines the role of urban design in ...More Details

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THINK ONE-SET TRAINING IS ENOUGH? THINK AGAIN
March 2nd 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. The question of using single-set vs. multiple-set training remains difficult to solve even after years of extensive research. The final vote has yet to be determined due to...More Details

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IS IT EXERCISE OR DIETING THAT HELPS PREVENT CANCER?
February 23rd 2005

Scientists and health professionals have long believed that maintaining a healthy - or "ideal" - weight makes a difference in decreasing an individual's risk for cancer. But one lingering question is ...More Details

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LINKED TO PROTECTION FROM PARKINSON'S DISEASE
February 22nd 2005

Boston MA - In the first comprehensive examination of strenuous physical activity and the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found...More Details

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SIMILAR RESULTS FOUND IN BOTH OLDER AND YOUNGER PATIENTS UNDERGOING WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY
February 22nd 2005

CHICAGO—Elderly patients can safely undergo gastric bypass surgery and can be expected to experience similar benefits from the operation as younger patients, according to an article in the February is...More Details

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EXERCISE THERAPY BUILDS STRENGTH, MOBILITY IN MS PATIENTS
February 22nd 2005

Exercise therapy can improve muscle strength, mobility and other signs of fitness in people with multiple sclerosis, according to a recent review of studies. Nine high quality studies provide s...More Details

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EXERCISE FOR A HEALTHY HEART
February 20th 2005

Do you exercise every day?  If you want to live a long, healthy life, maybe you should.  A recent study by Timothy Wessel, a physician at the University of Florida, indicates one of the strongest ...More Details

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EXERCISE AND DIETARY CHANGES VITAL IN TAKING AND KEEPING OFF WEIGHT THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH MANY CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS
February 20th 2005

When the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine recently announced that Americans should exercise an hour a day to fight the country’s growing obesity epidemic, collective groans could be...More Details

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GROUND-BREAKING TRIAL TO TEST BEST PROGRAM FOR OBESE CHILDREN
February 17th 2005

More than 100 overweight young children from the Illawarra region are being sought to participate in one of the first randomised controlled trials of its kind in Australia that will help determine how...More Details

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STUDY ASSOCIATES ALCOHOL USE PATTERNS WITH BODY MASS INDEX
February 15th 2005

The body mass index (BMI) of individuals who drink alcohol may be related to how much, and how often, they drink, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health's Nationa...More Details

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MORBIDLY OBESE PAY NEARLY TWICE AS MUCH FOR HEALTH CARE
February 13th 2005

Health-care costs for morbidly obese adults are nearly twice those of people considered to be of normal weight, says a study led by UC researchers. The study found that medical expenditures for...More Details

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IS WHERE YOU LIVE HARMING YOUR HEALTH?
February 11th 2005

When was the last time you dusted off your bundle buggy and walked to the store to do your weekly groceries? How often do you walk or cycle through your neighborhood? Sometimes? Rarely? Never? If y...More Details

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HEALTHY HEART, HEALTHY MIND?
February 6th 2005

ANN ARBOR, MI -You know that watching your weight, quitting smoking, cutting back on fatty foods and exercising regularly will help your heart. But did you know that these steps might also help yo...More Details

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WEIGHT-LOSS AND EXERCISE STUDY COMPARES CENTER- AND HOME-BASED PROGRAMS
February 4th 2005

Joy Ungerer has improved her health and lost excess weight by walking on a treadmill at an exercise center. Janet Brewer walks, too - either at a mall or in her neighborhood - and has watched the read...More Details

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GREEN TEA EXTRACT BOOSTS EXERCISE ENDURANCE 8-24%
January 27th 2005

BETHESDA, Md. (Jan. 27, 2005) – Now that even baseball players may need to seek new, more natural performance aids, will Japanese green tea sets become standard in dugouts and athletic training tables...More Details

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EXERCISE HELPS REDUCE SYPPTOMS OF DEPRESSION
January 25th 2005

DALLAS – Jan. 25, 2005 – Jumping on that treadmill or bike is not only good for one's health, but also can help significantly reduce depression, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have foun...More Details

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INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY NOT LINKED TO ALS RISK
January 25th 2005

ST. PAUL, Minn. – There is no association between increased physical activity and the risk of developing ALS, according to a new study published in the January 25 issue of Neurology, the scientific jo...More Details

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COUNSELING ENCOURAGES EXERCISE; ENVIRONMENT CHANGES MAY HELP
January 25th 2005

Professional counseling and support can boost physical activity among adults, a new review finds, but researchers aren’t sure what kind of professional advice work best to encourage exercise or whe...More Details

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A NEW NEW YEAR'S REASON TO WORK OUT: EXERCISE IMPROVES THREE MEASURES OF HEART PROTECTION
January 20th 2005

BETHESDA, Md. (Jan. 20, 2005) – For decades, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was prescribed for postmenopausal women to protect them from cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, results from the Wome...More Details

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BORN TO RUN? CAPACITY FOR AEROBIC EXERCISE LINKED TO RISK OF HEART DISEASE
January 20th 2005

ANN ARBOR, MI - If your New Year’s resolution to exercise is now just a distant memory, there are some rats at the University of Michigan Medical School that may convince you to climb back on the ...More Details

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JEANS TOO TIGHT? 50 PERCENT OF ADULTS CAN BLAME THEIR GENES AND NOT JUST DIET AND EXERCISE
January 19th 2005

ST. LOUIS -- If you're a middle-aged guy who's packed on the pounds and now is battling to take them off, it's a 50-50 shot that your jeans are fitting tighter because of your genes, according to a Sa...More Details

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DIET, EXERCISE, STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT HELPS OLD DOGS LEARN
January 18th 2005

According to conventional wisdom, old dogs and new tricks aren't a good match. But a new study of beagles finds that regular physical activity, mental stimulation, and a diet rich in antioxidants can ...More Details

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STUDY SHOWS WEIGHT TRAINING GIVES MS PATIENTS PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
January 17th 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Lifting weights can improve muscle strength and quality of life for people afflicted with the degenerative disease multiple sclerosis, a new University of Florida study finds. ...More Details

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IS IT ALL IN THE MIND OR IS IT A MEDICAL CONDITION?
January 12th 2005

Leading psychiatrists and medical authorities in the field of sexual medicine are set to debate the topic: Premature Ejaculation – Psychological Therapy is preferable to Medical Therapy. Irwin Gold...More Details

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SLEEPING LESS MAY BE RELATED TO WEIGHT GAIN
January 11th 2005

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Lack of sleep could make you fat. In an editorial published in the Jan. 10 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, two Northwestern University researchers stress the need to bet...More Details

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WEIGHT, FITNESS AND LIFESTYLE ARE IMPORTANT FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO METABOLIC SYNDROME
January 11th 2005

The metabolic syndrome, a group of several abnormalities, including obesity and high blood pressure, in one individual was identified in 10.4 percent of 36-year-old study participants, according to an...More Details

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NEW RESEARCH SHINES A LIGHT ON WHY WOMAN LIVE LONGER THAN MEN
January 10th 2005

Research by exercise scientists at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) may have an answer to the age old question of why women live longer than men. On average, women live longer than men and ...More Details

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PHYSICAL INACTIVITY FOR TWO DAYS INCEASES RISK OF SERIOUS ILLNESS
January 7th 2005

COLUMBIA, Mo. - In as little as two days of physical inactivity, a body's efficient use of insulin may decrease, according to two University of Missouri-Columbia researchers in a study published recen...More Details

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EXERCISE-WISE, DON'T COUNT ON VITAMIN C TO BOOST PERFORMANCE
January 6th 2005

BETHESDA, Md. (Jan. 6, 2005) – Orange juice or other sources of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), may (or may not) benefit you in terms of health and exercise, but contrary to what many people thought previo...More Details

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EXERCISE COMBATS METABOLIC SYNDROME IN OLDER ADULTS
December 30th 2004

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have determined that in people age 55 to 75, a moderate program of physical exercise can significantly offset the potentially deadly mix of risk factors for heart disease ...More Details

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MAINTAINING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LINKED TO LESS COGNITIVE DECLINE IN OLDER MEN
December 27th 2004

St. Paul, Minn. – Longer and more intense physical activity may help people maintain their cognitive skills as they age, according to a 10-year study of elderly men published in the December 28, 2004 ...More Details

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OBESITY GROWING AS HEALTH CONCERN FOR PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY
December 27th 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI -After living with a spinal cord injury for 10 years, Mark Pascoe knows he needs to work hard to keep his weight down. “I continue to gain weight and have to be careful with my ...More Details

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OVERWEIGHT, BOOZY AND DEPRESSED: WHY WE NEED HEALTHY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
December 23rd 2004

With the time for New Year's resolutions uncomfortably close, latest data from a huge nationwide study shows that obesity is up, as is drinking by women. We are also getting more depressed and anxious...More Details

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LONG WALKS BEFORE EATING MAY BLUNT HARM OF FATTY MEALS
December 21st 2004

(BETHESDA, MD)—A 90-minute walk lowered triglycerides and improved blood vessel function in a small group of lean and obese men, and the benefits persisted into the following day, even after participa...More Details

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MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION STICK
December 21st 2004

The New Year is quickly creeping up on us. Do you have a New Year's Resolution? Well, if you're like most Americans (88 percent in 2001 according to a GNC poll), you have at least one resolution. And,...More Details

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NEW ACSM CREDENTIAL MEETS INCREASED PUBLIC DEMAND FOR QUALIFIED, CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS
December 20th 2004

INDIANAPOLIS – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the world leader in the science and medical aspects of sports and exercise, has developed a new examination and certification to review a...More Details

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FITNESS EXPERTS OFFER TIPS ON HOW OLDER ADULTS CAN BECOME ACTIVE IN 2005
December 18th 2004

VANCOUVER, B.C. (December 17, 2005) - It's the time of year when millions of people resolve to get off the couch and into the gym. While advice on how to become active floats around the airwaves or ap...More Details

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Sterols and exercise may reduce coronary risks
December 17th 2004

Just in time for the holidays, McGill researchers have identified a new way to reduce fat and cholesterol levels in the body. Their program, which combines consuming plant-derived sterols (or oils) wi...More Details

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Eating more, exercising less during the holidays deadly combo with diabetes
December 15th 2004

Athens, Ga. – Just about everybody eats more and exercises less during the holidays. And that's bad enough for anybody. But for people with diabetes, it can be dangerous. "High blood glucose in the...More Details

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FAT ATTACK: New Weapon in Fight Against Obesity
December 15th 2004

HOUSTON Dec. 15, 2004—A new weapon in the arsenal to combat obesity has been acquired by the University of Houston. Researchers with the UH Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) will use th...More Details

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Daily social/physical activity improves sleep and cognition in the elderly
December 14th 2004

More than half of adults over the age of 65 have trouble sleeping, characterized by both lighter sleep and frequent awakenings during the night. A decline in cognitive function is common with advanced...More Details

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Race may play an important role in determining a person's obesity and fitness levels
December 13th 2004

Race may play an important role in determining a person's obesity and fitness levels, shows a new study in the December issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physi...More Details

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New study reveals manipulation and exercise can help back pain sufferers
December 10th 2004

A new study of back pain treatments, co-ordinated by researchers at the University of York, has found that spinal manipulation, in the form of chiropractic, osteopathy, or manipulative physiotherapy, ...More Details

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UPMC SPORTS NUTRITIONIST SAYS GOOD DIET, MODERATE EXERCISE AND ENOUGH REST CAN BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM DURING FLU AND COLD SEASON
December 9th 2004

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9 – The flu vaccine is in dire supply this winter, but for young healthy people, there are ways to help boost the immune system through consistently proper nutrition, moderate exercis...More Details

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Is fitness your New Year's resolution? You need professional help
December 9th 2004

Hamilton, ON - If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to start a fitness regimen, you might want to seek professional help. A study by McMaster University’s Department of Kinesiology has found that ...More Details

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Men who maintain fitness, or become fit, are less likely to have physician visits or overnight hospital stays
December 7th 2004

INDIANAPOLIS – Physically fit men had fewer overnight hospital stays and visited their doctors less frequently, according to the results of a long-term study published this month in Medicine & Science...More Details

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Study shows Internet use can lead to fitness
December 6th 2004

People using the Internet as a guide to getting active were just as successful as those using face-to-face briefings. That is according to CQU PhD student Rebekah Steele, who compared the approache...More Details

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Dancing towards youthfulness. The benefits of dance for older people
December 3rd 2004

With the current success of the BBC programme ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ you may be led to believe that only fit, young celebrities can get the most out of regular dancing, but research by Dr Sara Housto...More Details

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Family Health - Family trees bear the gift of health
December 3rd 2004

After the holiday dinner is finished, we often find ourselves sitting around talking with family. This is an excellent time – when everyone comes together – to think about creating a family health tre...More Details

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“Lighter Than Air” Breathing More Than Doubles COPD Patients’ Exercise Endurance .... Potential training effect could boost quality of life
November 29th 2004

 BETHESDA, Md. (Nov. 29, 2004) – It certainly makes sense: COPD sufferers have varying degrees of serious breathing difficulties, which keeps them from almost any kind of exercise, especially in advan...More Details

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More Muscle Means Better Regulation of Blood Pressure, Study Finds
November 27th 2004

People with more muscle than fat have increased ability to regulate their blood pressure in response to stress, according to a Medical College of Georgia study. “Fitness facilitates the ability t...More Details

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People with Metabolic Syndrome Can Lower C-Reactive Protein by Keeping Fit
November 24th 2004

However, marker for inflammation is still higher than in healthy participants (BETHESDA, MD)—In people with signs of metabolic syndrome, including high blood pressure, high triglycerides, high chol...More Details

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Don’t Let Winter Weather Derail Your Training Routine
November 24th 2004

(ARA) - For athletes in cold climates who run regularly, the onset of winter temperatures and icy, slippery surfaces means choosing one of two options: take their running indoors for the winter, or fi...More Details

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Hold the Stuffing: Low-Glycemic Diet May Help Keep Weight Off
November 23rd 2004

Dieters Have Higher Metabolism, Feel Less Hungry Preliminary data from Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital, published in the November 24 JAMA, suggest that weight-loss die...More Details

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Urban Trails Study Seeks Participants
November 17th 2004

The two-year USC project will examine paths used by joggers, bicyclists and pedestrians around the nation. Its goal: to provide data that will help planners manage multi-use trails and encourage physi...More Details

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Maintain a Healthy Weight - Weighing in on BMI
November 15th 2004

Is Body Mass Index (BMI) the only reliable method of determining whether you’re overweight? New Heart and Stroke Foundation research indicates that for most people, the humble measuring tape alone may...More Details

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LIFE-LONG STRATEGY TO HELP PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS
November 15th 2004

INDIANAPOLIS – Physical activity is presented as the only known intervention that can potentially increase bone mass and strength in the early years of life and reduce the risk of falling in older pop...More Details

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Never Too Old!
November 11th 2004

At age 47, Martina Navratilova returned to Wimbledon and represented the United States at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In September, seventy-three year old Ed Whitlock shattered his own world age clas...More Details

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New Insights into Muscle Adaptation to Exercise
November 8th 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University Medical Center researchers have identified the skeletal muscle changes that occur in response to endurance exercise and have better defined the role of vascular endothe...More Details

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You're Never Too Old to Exercise
November 5th 2004

A growing body of research shows the benefits of exercise are just as significant for those in their 70s and beyond as for younger persons, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers, who...More Details

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Exercise cuts early death risk
November 5th 2004

Regular light to vigorous exercise is important for everyone in their 50s and 60s, but especially for those with many heart risk factors ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A new study gives people in their 50s and ...More Details

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Obesity linked to another cancer - leukemia in older women
November 5th 2004

University of Minnesota cancer researcher says shedding excess pounds may be key in preventing often fatal disease A study from the University of Minnesota Cancer Center indicates that overweight and...More Details

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Breast Cancer Risk, Prognosis and Weight Gain Reduced with Physical Activity
October 30th 2004

New Haven, Conn. -- Designing physical activity programs and interventions geared to breast cancer survivors will increase well-being and may improve prognosis, Yale researchers report in a recent iss...More Details

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Inadequate physical activity worsens as teenagers become adults
October 26th 2004

CHAPEL HILL — While promoting physical activity and encouraging people to limit the time they spend watching television are important throughout life, those efforts are critical before adolescence, a ...More Details

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PHYSICAL INACTIVITY COSTS MILLIONS IN HEALTH CARE EXPENSES
October 26th 2004

Lack of physical activity is costly not just to people’s health but to their wallets as well, a new study suggests. Researchers found that sedentary lifestyles can lead to higher medical costs,...More Details

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Exercise protects brain cells affected by Parkinson's
October 25th 2004

In an animal model of Parkinson's, exercise prevents degeneration of nerve cells that are normally impaired or destroyed by the disease, according to University of Pittsburgh researchers. Based o...More Details

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A lifesaving prescription – in 30 minutes
October 25th 2004

CALGARY - Metabolic syndrome is a condition that is affecting thousands of Canadians and is putting them at risk of heart disease and stroke, especially those aged 50 and over. But the latest inf...More Details

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Exercise Role in Relieving Peripheral Arterial Disease
October 21st 2004

DURHAM, N.C. – While physicians often recommend exercise to help relieve the symptoms of peripheral arterial obstructive disease (PAOD) -- a potentially debilitating disorder that afflicts one in eigh...More Details

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Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say
October 19th 2004

Kinesiology professors Charles Hillman, left, and Darla Castelli, right, and graduate student Sarah Buck have been exploring the cognitive benefits of exercise in children. Their preliminary results i...More Details

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Stimulating Exercise leads to Fitter, Leaner Figures
October 18th 2004

Brisk walking allied to the use of an abdominal muscle stimulation machine can improve fitness and body appearance, according to a study carried out by researchers at the University of Ulster. Th...More Details

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Look Your Best on Your Wedding Day
October 16th 2004

(ARA) - When it comes to planning a wedding, there are a lot of things that can wait until the last minute; but losing enough weight to comfortably fit into your dress or tux is not one of them. Ti...More Details

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Resistance Training for Osteoporosis Prevention
October 13th 2004

The health of our bones is essential for movement and protection of our body. Exercise has generally been considered an integral component for maintaining bone health. There is evidence now that p...More Details

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McMaster University researchers find simple handgrip exercise lowers blood pressure
October 13th 2004

Hamilton, ON – In two studies at McMaster University’s Department of Kinesiology, researchers demonstrated that doing isometric handgrip (IHG) contractions three times a week for eight weeks led to lo...More Details

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DOCTORS MISS CHANCES TO PROVIDE DIET, EXERCISE COUNSELING TO PATIENTS AT RISK OF HEART DISEASE, STANFORD STUDY FINDS
October 12th 2004

STANFORD, Calif. – Physicians are missing opportunities to counsel patients already at risk of developing heart disease about the health benefits of improved diet and exercise, according to research f...More Details

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Turn Over a New Leaf
October 12th 2004

(ARA) - The cooler weather of the fall season is more than just a great time to enjoy being outdoors before cold weather sets in. For many of the 65 percent of overweight Americans, the changing seaso...More Details

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Exercise boosts recovery from breast cancer
October 8th 2004

Women should aim for half an hour’ gentle exercise three times a week t aid their recovery from breast canc r, according to early results revealed at a University of Bristol conference on Exercise a...More Details

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Short-Term Exercise Significantly Increases Insulin Action, While Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Trend Downward
October 7th 2004

Austin, Texas (Oct. 6, 2004) – Carefully controlling the amount of food and drink that formerly sedentary, overweight people ingest during and after short-term exercise has a significant impact on ins...More Details

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Exercise Increases Bone Mass: Start Early For Long-Lasting Effects; Running And Jumping In Childhood And Adolescence
October 6th 2004

Austin, Texas (Oct. 6, 2004) --  Mechanical loading through exercise builds bone strength and this effect is most pronounced during skeletal growth and development, according to Charles H. Turner, pro...More Details

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Exercise regularly to stay healthy
October 6th 2004

After Flu Exposure, Mild Exercise Protects Mature Mice From Dying, But Not From Developing Symptoms Austin, Texas (Oct. 6, 2004) – University of Illinois researchers report that four consecutive da...More Details

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Short-Term Exercise Significantly Increases Insulin Action, While Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Trend Downward
October 5th 2004

Austin, Texas (Oct. 6, 2004) – Carefully controlling the amount of food and drink that formerly sedentary, overweight people ingest during and after short-term exercise has a significant impact on ins...More Details

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New Genomic, Proteomic Tools Yield Clues To Exercise/Diet Effects On Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome And Diabetes Progression
October 5th 2004

Austin, Texas (Oct. 6, 2004) – Applying the latest genomic and proteomic techniques has given researchers new clues for the interaction between exercise and diet, glucose metabolism and improvement in...More Details

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Exercise Helps Breast Cancer Survivors
October 4th 2004

Physically active women report less bodily pain and better general health than survivors who remain more sedentary, says a USC study. Enhancing life quality is chief among researchers’ aims. Breast...More Details

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FALLS IN ELDERLY DECREASE WITH EXERCISE
September 30th 2004

A University of New South Wales researcher has found that targeted group exercise amongst the elderly reduces the risk of falls by over 20 percent. The study was the first to focus specifically on ...More Details

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The Baby Boomer Athlete Prevention and Self-Treatment for Minor Injuries
September 27th 2004

The Elliptical Trainer for a low-impact workout. Are you a Baby Boomer?  If you were born between the years of 1946 to 1964, you are part of the 79.1 million Boomers, comprising 29 percent o...More Details

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Winning Combination To Build Bone Density In Children: Calcium Intake And Vigorous Daily Exercise
September 27th 2004

BETHESDA, Md. – September 27, 2004 – Prepubescence is a critical time for building bone mass in children.  Strong bones are important for obvious reasons in growth and development.  It is widely accep...More Details

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USA TRACK & FIELD AND AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE ENCOURAGE KIDS TO"BE A CHAMPION" Health, fitness and fair play focus of new youth sports and health campaign
September 24th 2004

INDIANAPOLIS--USA Track & Field (USATF) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) today announced a new joint program, "Be A Champion," a health initiative for young people which promotes fit...More Details

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Females May Be More Susceptible To Overindulge “Sweet Tooth” Cravings Than Males While exercise decreases overeating in both sexes, less of a reduction is seen in females
September 23rd 2004

BETHESDA, Md. – It is well known that obesity has reached epidemic proportions.  As waistbands expand, so do the number of health gurus heralding the benefits of portion control and exercise to keep o...More Details

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REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, INCLUDING WALKING, ASSOCIATED WITH BETTER MENTAL FUNCTIONING IN OLDER WOMEN
September 21st 2004

CHICAGO—Women aged 70 years and older who participated in higher levels of physical activity scored better on cognitive performance tests and showed less cognitive decline than women who were less act...More Details

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Prolonged, sustained exercise prevents precursor to heart failure, UT Southwestern researchers report
September 14th 2004

DALLAS - Sept. 14, 2004 - Prolonged and sustained endurance training prevents stiffening of the heart, a condition associated with the onset of heart failure, according to researchers at UT Southweste...More Details

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Are You Getting the Most From Your Workout? Study finds weight-training beginners do not select enough weight to see results
September 13th 2004

Colorado Springs, Colo. The benefits of weight training are many (see list of benefits at www.nsca-lift.org/publications/posstatements.shtml#HealthAspects), but are you reluctant to pile on the weight...More Details

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“TALK TEST” A CONSISTENT GAUGE OF EXERCISE INTENSITY Simple guideline can help monitor exercise exertion
September 10th 2004

INDIANAPOLIS – People who are able to comfortably converse during exercise are likely working out at an acceptable intensity. This guideline, known as the “Talk Test,” has been shown to correctly gaug...More Details

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Fitness level may be more accurate than obesity in predicting cardiovascular disease risk in women
September 7th 2004

Women reporting higher levels of physical fitness have fewer coronary artery disease risk factors, less coronary artery disease, and a lower risk for cardiovascular events, whereas measures of obesity...More Details

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ESC Congress 2004: Effect of concentric and eccentric muscle training on glucose tolerance
September 1st 2004

Disorders in the metabolism of glucose and lipids have reached an epidemic dimension. Important reasons for this tremendous problem are overweight and a lack of exercise. There are plenty of data veri...More Details

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Regular Physical Activity Really Does Boost Immune System In Older Men
August 25th 2004

BETHESDA, MD (August 24, 2004) – As they get older, many older people, mostly men, are fond of saying something along the lines of, “I feel like a 25-year-old.” As it turns out, judging by the reac...More Details

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Old runners pick up speed quicker than younger runners
August 24th 2004

New Haven, Conn. -- Marathon runners 50 and older, and female athletes in particular, are showing greater improvement in running times than younger runners, according to a study by a Yale professor. ...More Details

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Of Course Your Knees And Quads Hurt More After Running Than Walking: You're Only Human
August 23rd 2004

BETHESDA, MD (August 23, 2004) – Your knees take the brunt of the increased demands on your lower body in terms of the amount of muscle mass used and joint flexion when you compare walking to running....More Details

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SHORT BOUTS OF EXERCISE REDUCE FAT IN THE BLOODSTREAM AFTER MEALS
August 17th 2004

Accumulated Exercise More Effective than Continuous Exercise on Triglyceride, Lipid Levels in Blood Following a Meal INDIANAPOLIS – Accumulated, short bouts of exercise are more effective than ...More Details

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Study To Explore Whether Weight Training Can Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
August 17th 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -- After leading one of the first large-scale clinical trials to demonstrate the benefits of aerobic exercise on weight loss and cholesterol levels, Duke University Medical Center researc...More Details

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7 Steps To Permanent Weight Loss
August 17th 2004

Today, there are thousands and thousands of diet books out on the market; all promising to help you loose weight if you follow their program specifics. Weather you count your calories, cut out fats, d...More Details

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Good health goes beyond diet, exercise and managing stress
August 16th 2004

MADISON - While pleasurable experiences may lift your spirits, the ones that leave you with a sense of purpose and meaningful relationships may do even more: protect the body against ill health. Wh...More Details

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Short bouts of exercise reduce the risk of heart disease
August 7th 2004

Accumulated, short bouts of exercise are more effective than continuous exercise for lowering fat and triglyceride levels in the bloodstream after eating. This new research, presented in the August...More Details

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Weight training tips for beginners
August 5th 2004

STARKVILLE, Miss.—While the health benefits of lifting weights are widely known, many people don’t know how to begin training. A Mississippi State University expert says it may be easier than you thin...More Details

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Exercise: It’s never too late to improve your fitness
August 3rd 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI -For many older adults, even a walk to the car tires them easily. A research program, sponsored by the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and the University of Michigan Health System, is m...More Details

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Surge of Atherosclerosis at Menopause Slowed by Diet and Exercise Study links menopause and lifestyle to measurements of disease progression in women.
August 3rd 2004

(BETHESDA, MD)—Thickening of artery walls accelerates as women enter menopause, but these signs of the progression of atherosclerosis can be slowed by a lower-fat diet and increased physical activity,...More Details

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ACE Study Finds Fitness Benefits of Wearing Casual Clothing to Work
August 2nd 2004

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 12, 2004 – Does wearing casual clothing to the workplace affect the physical activity levels of workers? Yes it does. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s non-pro...More Details

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Yale researcher finds pattern in maintaining weight loss
July 29th 2004

New Haven, Conn. -- Eighteen women who maintained a weight loss of 15 to 144 pounds for at least one year and as long as 27 years followed similar patterns leading to consistent behavior change, acco...More Details

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STUDY SHOWS VITAMIN E CAN PREVENT METABOLIC DAMAGE
July 29th 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new study by researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University found that ultramarathon runners who used supplements of vitamins C and E for six weeks prior to...More Details

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Largest diet and exercise trial for type-2 diabetes
July 22nd 2004

A massive grant of almost a million pounds has been awarded to the University of Bristol to carry out a major trial that will assess the effects of diet and exercise on people with type 2 diabetes. Th...More Details

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Exercise Is Undervalued in Treating Arthritis
July 21st 2004

Despite the stiffness and swelling that accompany rheumatoid arthritis, a regimen of regular physical activity and nutrient-conscious eating will improve physical function and help stabilize weight, a...More Details

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WOMEN AT LEAST TWICE AS LIKELY TO GET SOME MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS
July 20th 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Women are at least twice as likely as men to develop some musculoskeletal disorders of the upper body. That’s the finding of scientists at Ohio State University who re-analyzed da...More Details

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Heat And Exercise Alone May Not Determine How Much We Sweat
July 19th 2004

Fine tuning your loss of body fluids may be more problematic now that researchers find receptors have an active role in our sweat rate (July 20, 2004) - Bethesda, MD - For most of us, hot weathe...More Details

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ACSM TO TACKLE OBESITY AND INACTIVITY CRISIS BY ENSURING PERSONAL TRAINERS HAVE NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY
July 14th 2004

Leading sports medicine and exercise science organization will soon test personal trainers without college degrees INDIANAPOLIS – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has developed an exa...More Details

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Self Hypnosis or Shelf Hypnosis?
July 12th 2004

Self hypnosis is usually thought of as a person listening to an audio tape, mp3, or other mass-produced media, intended to induce a willingness to absorb suggestions centered around a specific topic s...More Details

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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR HEALTHY AGING PROVIDES TIPS FOR HEALTHY DIET AND EXERCISE AS WE AGE
July 1st 2004

PITTSBURGH, July 2 - Prevention of such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure and adult-onset diabetes become a concern for many of us as we age. Learning ways to decrease the risk for thes...More Details

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EVEN OCCASIONAL EXERCISE CAN EXTEND LIFE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
July 1st 2004

Modest physical activity — even less than once a week — can increase the longevity of people over 65, according to a Swedish study. However, leisure-time physical activity once or twice a week impr...More Details

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Endurance Exercise Found To Be Equally Effective As Diuretics In Improving
June 28th 2004

Sustained walking, jogging, or cycling, can equal medications in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart (June 28, 2004) - Bethesda, MD – Only recently was a type of diuretic known as...More Details

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A single good night's sleep can rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Here's how to get one tonight:
June 28th 2004

- A regular exercise routine will help you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling more refreshed, but experts don't recommend vigorous exercise fewer than three hours before bedtime. Instead, schedu...More Details

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UA Study Asks Whether Walking is Best Exercise For Older Women
June 24th 2004

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - While walking is one of the healthiest and most popular exercises, it also results in more trips to the emergency room for women than any other non-equipment exercise, a Universit...More Details

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EXERCISE CAN BE LIFE-SAVER
June 23rd 2004

COLLEGE STATION – You've heard the experts' advice about how exercise, when combined with a healthful diet and other positive lifestyle choices, can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, firm up mu...More Details

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WEIGHT LOSS, LIFESTYLE CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVED SEXUAL FUNCTION IN OBESE MEN WITH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
June 21st 2004

CHICAGO—Obese men with erectile dysfunction may be able to improve their sexual function with exercise and weight loss, according to a study in the June 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medi...More Details

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CUTTING BACK ON CIGARETTES: WHEN LESS IS MORE
June 20th 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Smokers who pride themselves on successfully cutting back as a step toward quitting tobacco altogether may be caught in a haze of self-deception. New research shows smokers who slash ...More Details

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Exercise more critical than calcium for adolescent bones
June 8th 2004

HERSHEY, PA–Exercise is more influential than calcium intake in determining bone strength in young women, a Penn State College of Medicine study suggests. "Although calcium intake is often cited as...More Details

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YOGA REDUCES FATIGUE IN MS PATIENTS, OHSU STUDY FINDS
June 7th 2004

But cognitive function not affected by popular mind-body medicine technique PORTLAND, Ore. -- Just six months of yoga significantly reduces fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis, but it has no ...More Details

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The Most Effective Fat Burning And Muscle Building Workout That Takes Just 13 Minutes And Can be Done Anywhere!
May 31st 2004

by Jesse Cannone CFT, CPRS, CSPN Most people who want to burn off some excess pounds and tighten and tone their bodies simply don't have 2 hours each day to spend in the gym performing the bodybuil...More Details

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EXERCISING AFTER MENOPAUSE MAY HELP REDUCE BONE LOSS
May 23rd 2004

CHICAGO—Early postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who participate in an intense exercise program may experience reduced bone loss, reduced back pain, and lower cholesterol levels, according to an a...More Details

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Customize Exercise Level to Individual Health Needs
May 10th 2004

Exercise is one of the best things a person can do for themselves. Regular exercise can help manage weight, reduce stress and reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. But what level of exercise will yi...More Details

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The Fitness Facts
May 4th 2004

by the American Institute for Cancer Research Exercise brings many benefits. Active people tend to feel better and look better. Over a long period, regular physical activity can help prevent diseas...More Details

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Exercise Helps Heart Attack Patients Who Are Depressed, Without Social Support
May 3rd 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -- Heart attack patients who are depressed or without social support are more than twice as likely to die of a second heart attack if they do not exercise, according the results of a larg...More Details

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'USE IT OR LOSE IT' WARNING RINGS TRUE WHEN IT COMES TO EXERCISE
May 2nd 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Use it or lose it, fitness experts tell us. Now a new study offers evidence that the adage really does ring true – that a lack of exercise can not only cause physical setbacks, but a...More Details

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EXERCISE CRUCIAL IN BREAST CANCER REHABILITATION
April 15th 2004

Survivors need three-component exercise course to aid in restoring health ORLANDO – Breast cancer survivors need an exercise program to regain and improve flexibility, strength and endurance as pa...More Details

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"EXERCISE HYPERTENSION" OCCURS WHEN CELLS CAN'T "RELAX," HOPKINS RESEARCHERS FIND
March 31st 2004

-- Same mechanism may be at work in developing heart disease So-called "exercise hypertension," an abnormally high spike in blood pressure experienced by generally healthy people during a workout, ...More Details

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Active lifestyle reduces risk of endometrial cancer
March 28th 2004

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Women and teen-age girls have yet one more reason to become more physically active – reduction of their risk of developing the most common gynecologic malignancy, endometrial cancer, ...More Details

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LESS ABDOMINAL FAT PRESENT IN FITTER MEN, INDEPENDENT OF BODY MASS INDEX
February 3rd 2004

INDIANAPOLIS – Men with higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness have significantly less abdominal fat, regardless of their body mass index (BMI), according to a study published in the February 2004...More Details

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PEDOMETER-BASED WALKING PROGRAMS CAN HELP ACHIEVE
January 11th 2004

Health and fitness professionals should help walkers set activity, not just step goals INDIANAPOLIS – Step-counting pedometers should help walkers meet daily physical activity guidelines rather tha...More Details

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Modest Exercise Can Prevent Weight Gain
January 11th 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -- The results of a Duke University Medical Center randomized controlled trial strongly suggests that not only can 30 minutes of daily walking prevent weight gain in most sedentary people...More Details

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FIT AMISH LIFESTYLE CONTRASTS WITH MODERN SOCIETY’S INACTIVITY AND OBESITY
January 4th 2004

Old Order Amish Surveyed are Six Times More Active than Average Adults; Only Four Percent Obese INDIANAPOLIS – A recent study of physical activity and body composition in an Old Order Amish communi...More Details

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BINGE EATING IS FOCUS OF STANFORD STUDY; RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
December 29th 2003

BINGE EATING IS FOCUS OF STANFORD STUDY; RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED STANFORD, Calif. – Gorging oneself with turkey and Christmas cookies may be an annual ritual for some, but for millions of Americ...More Details

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How to Get the Benefits of Exercise without Exercising
December 29th 2003

IS IT POSSIBLE? As a rule of thumb, we usually advise, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association compare...More Details

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OHSU STUDIES SPECIALLY DESIGNED EXERCISE PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS SENIORS TO REMAIN ACTIVE, INDEPENDENT
December 29th 2003

OHSU STUDIES SPECIALLY DESIGNED EXERCISE PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS SENIORS TO REMAIN ACTIVE, INDEPENDENT PORTLAND, Ore. -- Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University are evaluating an exercise pro...More Details

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Promoting Better Health:
December 29th 2003

Promoting Better Health: A Report to the President Overview Our nation's young people are, in large measure, inactive, unfit, and increasingly overweight. Physical inactivity threate...More Details

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Getting fit starts with changing frame of mind
November 22nd 2003

Now that colder weather is chasing weekend warriors indoors to work out, it's important to exercise health club etiquette as well as your body, says a Purdue University fitness expert. "Many novice...More Details

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OHSU RESEARCHERS STUDY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL INPACT OF EXERCISE ON THE BRAIN
November 5th 2003

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Exercise appears to allow for better blood vessel development in the brain and allow a person to be more mentally engaged. Those are the conclusions of a study partially conducted ...More Details

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The bottom line on fitness
November 2nd 2003

VANCOUVER, B.C. (November 3, 2003) -- Would people become physically active if they knew it would save them on average more than $2,200 per year in healthcare costs? Colin Milner, CEO of the world'...More Details

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The bottom line on fitness
November 2nd 2003

VANCOUVER, B.C. (November 3, 2003) -- Would people become physically active if they knew it would save them on average more than $2,200 per year in healthcare costs? Colin Milner, CEO of the world's l...More Details

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'GOOD' CHEMICAL, NEURONS IN BRAIN ELEVATED AMONG EXERCISE ADDICTS
September 26th 2003

PORTLAND, Ore. - Exercise enthusiasts have more reasons to put on their running shoes in the morning, but an Oregon Health & Science University scientist says they shouldn't step up their work-outs ju...More Details

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'GOOD' CHEMICAL, NEURONS IN BRAIN ELEVATED AMONG EXERCISE ADDICTS
September 25th 2003

But OHSU researcher says jump in BDNF, neurogenesis may not be beneficial PORTLAND, Ore. - Exercise enthusiasts have more reasons to put on their running shoes in the morning, but an Oregon Health ...More Details

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New Reason for Heart Failure Patients to Exercise
September 10th 2003

Training may counteract muscle-wasting effects of inflammation related to heart failure. (BETHESDA, MD)—Exercise reduces the levels of inflammatory factors that are linked to skeletal muscle loss ...More Details

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MODERATE EXERCISE AS EFFECTIVE AS VIGOROUS EXERCISE IN INITIAL WEIGHT LOSS WHEN COMBINED WITH DECREASED CALORIE INTAKE
September 1st 2003

CHICAGO—Exercising longer or with greater intensity will not significantly increase the amount of weight lost for women who are dieting and exercising, according to an article in the September 10 issu...More Details

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TROUBLE SLEEPING? A LITTLE EXERCISE MIGHT HELP
May 29th 2003

SAN FRANSISCO - Insomnia may be among the many adverse health conditions that can be treated with increased levels of physical activity, according to an expert on the effects of exercise on sleep pres...More Details

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Beneficial effect of exercise on cholesterol levels persists after exercise cessation
May 29th 2003

SAN FRANCISCO -- Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that the positive effects of exercise in reducing levels of potentially harmful cholesterol in the blood can persist weeks after ...More Details

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SIMPLE STEPS FOR COMBATING AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE KILLER
April 10th 2003

Contact: Christa Dickey cdickey@acsm.org Jim Gavin jgavin@acsm.org SIMPLE STEPS FOR COMBATING AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE KILLER Experts summarize and promote scientific evidence that regular br...More Details

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Jane Brody offers healthy do's and don'ts: fiber, exercise and no fad diets
February 12th 2003

Following her Statler Auditorium lecture, Feb. 5, New York Times Personal Health columnist Jane Brody '62 signs a copy of one of her books for Meghan Fitzpatrick '05. Robert Barker/University Photogra...More Details

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Study: 'Can do' attitude helps women shed pounds after giving birth
June 5th 2002

Study: 'Can do' attitude helps women shed pounds after giving birth By Susan Lang Overweight mothers who exercise daily a year after the birth of their first child are, on average, 12 pounds li...More Details

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Exercise Program Aimed at Reducing MS Patients' Fatigue Also May Boost Immune Function, UB Study Finds
May 5th 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- While many persons with multiple sclerosis struggle to perform normal daily activities, an exercise program appears to have a positive effect on MS by bolstering the immune system and...More Details

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UB Researchers to Study Exercise as Treatment for Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Patients
January 16th 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo researchers will test the somewhat counterintuitive concept that exercise can lessen tiredness in persons with multiple sclerosis, a group especially susceptible...More Details

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'Pill' may cancel some bone-building benefits of exercise
June 20th 2001

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Young women who take oral contraceptives and exercise may have increased risks of bone loss, according to recent research at Purdue University. A two-year study headed by Con...More Details

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Aerobic Exercise Improves Cognitive Functioning of Older Men and Women
January 15th 2001

DURHAM, N.C. - The team of Duke University Medical Center researchers who demonstrated in late 1999 that aerobic exercise is just as effective as medication in treating major depression in the middle-...More Details

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Effect of Exercise on Reducing Major Depression Appears to be Long-Lasting
September 20th 2000

DURHAM, N.C. - After demonstrating that 30 minutes of brisk exercise three times a week is just as effective as drug therapy in relieving the symptoms of major depression in the short term, Duke Unive...More Details

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University At Buffalo Study Shows Exercise Training Helps Aging Muscles Resist Injury, Could Postpone “Frailty”
June 5th 2000

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Regular exercise helps aging muscles retain their flexibility and protects them from injury, one of the few studies of the effect of exercise training on muscle function in aging anim...More Details

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Research Shows Exercise to be a Viable, Cost-effective Treatment for Depression and May Help in the Treatment of Other Mental Disorders
June 12th 1999

EXERCISE HELPS KEEP YOUR PSYCHE FIT APA Public Communications APA News Release Research Shows Exercise to be a Viable, Cost-effective Treatment for Depression and May Help in the...More Details

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Lack of Exercise, High Intakes of Sugar And Saturated Fat: A Recipe For Gallstones, UB Study Shows
February 22nd 1999

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Western lifestyle of little exercise, lots of saturated fat, loads of refined sugar and little fiber is a major risk factor for the development of yet another chronic medical cond...More Details

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