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  1. After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular daily exercise appears to improve children's attention and multi-tasking skills, according to a new study. Elementary school-age students who participated in an after-school program with plenty of physical activity

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  2. Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking nature walks with other people may lower your stress levels and reduce your risk of depression, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 2,000 participants from the Walking for Health program in England, w

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  3. Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People tend to drink more alcohol on days when they're more physically active, a new study finds. "Monday through Wednesday people batten down the hatches and they cut back on alcohol consumption. But once that 'social w

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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