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  1. Even a Little Exercise Fights Obesity

    Nov. 6, 2009 -- While frequent exercise is known to fight obesity and improve mental health, as little as 30 minutes of physical activity one or two days a week can have benefits, according to the 2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The Well-Being Index is based on nearly 288,000 phone intervie

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  2. Doctors' Lack of Respect Weighs on the Obese

    Oct. 28, 2009 -- Heavier patients get less respect from doctors, raising concerns about the impact on the quality of care, new research indicates. Scientists reporting in the November issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine say they found that the higher a patient’s body mass index (BMI),

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  3. Decline in Fitness Accelerates After Age 45

    Oct. 26, 2009 -- Fitness levels decline with age and accelerate after age 45 in men and women, a new study says. But staying at a healthy weight and engaging in regular physical activity can help.    “The U.S. population is aging and is becoming more obese and sedentary,” Andrew Jackson, PED, from t

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  4. Limited Willpower Can Affect Your Workout

    Sept. 25, 2009 -- You want to exercise. You know you should be exercising more. But even though you up wake every morning committed to hitting the gym or taking a long walk after work, your resolve is gone by the end of a long day. Sound familiar? For some lucky people, exercise is second nature. Fo

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  5. Alcohol a Motivator for Exercise?

    Sept. 1, 2009 -- People who drink alcoholic beverages on a regular basis may be more likely than teetotalers to exercise -- and the more they drink, the more likely they are to work out, a new study shows. “A possible motivation is that people who consume alcohol recognize that it contains a fair nu

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  6. Rock Climbing Lands More People in ER

    July 24, 2009 -- As rock climbing gets more popular, emergency room doctors are seeing an increase in injuries from the sport. A new study shows a 63% increase in the annual number of injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 to 2007. The most common injury? Fractures (29%) and strain

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  7. Strenuous Exercise Linked to Memory Loss

    July 15, 2009 (Vienna, Austria) -- A warning to female marathoners: Long-term strenuous activity may lead to memory loss. In a new study, women who regularly engaged in exercises like running, swimming laps, or calisthenics for decades experienced a significant decline in memory, recall, and other b

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  8. 24 Hours of Fat Burning From Exercise?

    May 28, 2009 -- Many of us get through a tough workout by thinking about the fat burning that will occur during the exercise and for the next 24 hours or so. After all, that's the widely held belief: Regular workouts turn us into extraordinary fat burners. Not so, at least not for moderate-intensity

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  9. Which City Is America's Fittest?

    May 26, 2009 -- Washington, D.C., tops the American College of Sports Medicine's new list of America's fittest cities. The list is based on personal factors -- including the percentage of residents who smoke, are obese, get regular physical activity, eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetabl

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  10. Do Antioxidants Curb an Exercise Benefit?

    May 11, 2009 -- Taking antioxidant supplements -- specifically, vitamin C and vitamin E pills -- may dull one of the benefits of exercise, new research shows. The exercise benefit in question is better sensitivity to insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. The new study shows that when health

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