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  1. Too Much TV May Have Deadly Toll

    Jan 11, 2010 -- Watch out, couch potatoes!  A new study says that every hour of TV you watch daily may increase your risk of early death from cardiovascular disease. Australian researchers, reporting in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, studied the lifestyle habits of 8,800 adu

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  2. Exercise Program Lowers Knee Injury Risk

    Jan. 11, 2010 -- An exercise program aimed at young female soccer players seems to reduce the risk of knee injuries in the athletes, a new study says. Soccer, which has been gaining popularity for years, is a major cause of sports-related injuries, Swedish scientists report in the Jan. 11 issue of t

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  3. Running Shoes: Hazardous to Your Joints?

    Jan. 7, 2010 -- Compared to running barefoot, running in conventional running shoes increases stress on the knee joints up to 38%, according to a new study. ''There is an increase in joint torque that may be detrimental," says D. Casey Kerrigan, MD, the lead author of the study, published in PM&R: T

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  4. FAQ on Actovegin

    Dec. 16, 2009 -- Actovegin, a potentially performance-enhancing drug for athletes, is suddenly in the news after media reports that a Canadian doctor who has also treated Tiger Woods is under investigation by U.S. and Canadian authorities for possibly providing it and other substances to athletes. A

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  5. Molecular Proof: Exercise Keeps You Young

    Dec. 1, 2009 -- People who exercise regularly tend to stay healthier as they age, and now new research may explain why at a cellular level. Compared to people who did not exercise, elite runners in the study had cells that looked much younger under a microscope. Specifically, investigators measured

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  6. Cardiovascular Fitness May Sharpen Mind

    Nov. 30, 2009 -- A healthy body may be the first step to achieving a healthy mind and appetite for learning. A large new study links cardiovascular fitness in early adulthood to increased intelligence, better performance on cognitive tests, and higher educational achievement later in life. Researche

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  7. Wii Games Burn Calories Like a Brisk Walk

    Nov. 17, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) --  A new study shows that some Wii sports video games may burn as many calories as moderate-intensity exercises such as brisk walking. "It's a very easy and fun way to start a physical activity program," says study researcher Motohiko Miyachi, PhD, of the National Inst

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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