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  1. Exercise Could Help Disabled People, But Too Few Are Active: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Half of the 21 million Americans who have a disability don't exercise, and that lack of exercise is jeopardizing their health, federal officials reported Tuesday. Among these 11 million inactive adults are people who have

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  2. Poor Fitness in Middle Age, Early Death Risk?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged people who do poorly on simple tests of physical ability may be at increased risk of early death, according to a new study. Another study found that light-intensity physical activity every day may reduce th

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  3. Aerobic Exercise and Women at Risk for Dementia

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study. It included 86 women, aged 70 to 80, who had mild memor

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  4. Sitting Too Much: How Bad Is It?

    April 7, 2014 -- The studies just keep coming. Sitting our life away, it seems, may be very bad for our health and even our life expectancy. Just since January, researchers have reported that sitting for long hours is linked to: Worse mental health A higher risk of death from heart disease and other

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  5. The Morning Light May Help You Stay Slim

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in the bright morning light may help you slim down, new research suggests. The small study found that people exposed to more light earlier, rather than later, in the day tended to be leaner than their peer

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  6. Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Life Span

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Running regularly has long been linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol. However, recent research suggests there may a point of diminishing return

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  7. Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The formula doctors use to evaluate treadmill stress tests, and thereby assess heart health, doesn't account for important differences between men and women, a new study contends. A revised formula would better determ

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  8. Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obese women get just one hour of vigorous exercise a year, while obese men don't do much better at fewer than four hours. The findings startled the researchers, whose main focus was finding bett

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  9. Scientists Make Artificial Muscles

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fishing line and sewing thread can create powerful artificial muscles that could be used to help disabled people or to build incredibly strong robots, a new study says. Compared to human muscle of the same weight and len

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  10. Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much sitting has been linked to increased risk for health problems such as heart failure and earlier death. Now, a new study finds older adults who sit too much are more likely to be disabled -- regardless of thei

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