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  1. Adults Over 45 Fall Short On Muscle Strengthening

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don't engage in this type of exercise, according to new resear

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  2. Walking, Biking to Work May Benefit Mental Health

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Trading the gas pedal for foot power or bike power to get to your job can also improve your mental health, British researchers report. Daily commuters who stopping driving to work and started walking or riding a b

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  3. Physical Activity May Boost School Performance

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the activity levels and reading and math skills of 186 Finnish children in grades 1 to 3. The study author

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  4. Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending less time sitting might increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA young, Swedish researchers say. More time spent on your feet appears to lengthen bits of DNA called telomeres. Telomeres, which protect the e

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  5. Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For relief of shoulder pain, physical therapy and steroid shots provide similar results, a new study finds. Researchers compared the two nonsurgical approaches in a group of 100-plus adults suffering from shoulder pain c

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  6. Heatstroke in Endurance Runners

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study. The researchers pointed out that endurance athletes participating in events in warm climates

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  7. Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for

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  8. Young Pro Pitchers & Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pitchers who start playing Major League Baseball at a young age may be at increased risk for requiring elbow surgery later in their career, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 168 pitchers who spent at least

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  9. There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is there a limit to the benefits of exercise? Two studies suggest that, for certain people, keeping to a moderate physical activity regimen may be best for heart health. One study found that a schedule of intense workout

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  10. 40 Isn't Too Old To Start Intensive Exercise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who begin endurance exercise after age 40 may get similar long-term heart benefits as those who start training before age 30, new research finds. The study included 40 healthy men, between the ages of 55 and 70, who had

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