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Women Get More Health Benefits From Exercise Than Men
- Yoga May Be Even Healthier Than You Thought. Here’s Why
February 6, 2024 — More and more research links this ancient practice to an almost ridiculous number of benefits. What makes it so healthy?
- Too Exhausted or Busy to Hit the Gym? Check Out These Tips
February 5, 2024 — If you’re too exhausted to get up for your scheduled workout, or maybe you’re avoiding a costly gym membership, we can help.
- Extra Exercise May Offset Early Death Risk From Sitting All Day
January 26, 2024 — A new study recommends 15 to 30 more minutes of exercise to make up for the higher risk of early death for those who sit all day at work.
- Want a Better Workout? Just Add Gravity
November 15, 2023 — Incline training – indoors or out – can improve your heart health and calorie burn in less time. Try this sample workout and see.
- Exercise: The Surgery Secret Weapon More Doctors Recommend
November 9, 2023 — Physical activity is proving to be one of the best ways to prepare the body for going under the knife.
- Just 22 Minutes of Walking Can Offset Health Risks of All-Day Sitting
October 25, 2023 — To combat the health risks of sitting at a desk all day or indulging in an all-day Netflix binge, head out for a brisk 22-minute walk.
- Just 4,000 Steps Per Day Translates to a Longer Life: Study
August 9, 2023 — A new study suggests that it takes far less than 10,000 steps a day to have a profound impact on your health. The minimum number is actually less than 5,000 steps per day to start reducing the risk of early death.
- As Injuries from Pickleball Surge, Here's How to Play Safely
July 24, 2023 — The adage “it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt” readily applies to pickleball, as research shows medical costs of pickleball will top $377 million this year alone.
- Your Heart Benefits Even If You Exercise as a ‘Weekend Warrior’
July 19, 2023 — A new study has encouraging news for weekend warriors: It’s the amount of exercise, not the pattern of exercise, that counts, even if the workouts aren’t evenly distributed over the week.
- Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Breaking a Sweat
July 14, 2023 — New research suggests that light physical activity -- like washing dishes or slow walking -- could be key to good health.
- Rethinking the Goal of 10,000 Steps a Day
April 21, 2023 — A new study rejects the idea that you need 10,000 daily steps to lower all-cause and cardiovascular death. Instead, people who walked at least 8,000 steps 1 to 2 days per week were less likely to die within 10 years.
- Exercise Is Even Better in Nature, Research Says
April 12, 2023 — Take exercise outside to nature if you want greater benefits, including mental clarity and motivation, new research into “green exercise” suggests.
- Study Suggests the Least Exercise People Can Do for Health
March 29, 2023 — A new study found that people who take 8,000 steps a day once or twice per week get almost all the cardiovascular health benefits as people who do it almost every day.
- People Took Fewer Steps After Pandemic Started, Study Shows
March 20, 2023 — People took fewer daily steps after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and haven’t gotten back up to their old numbers yet, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Open Network.
- Extra 20 Minutes of Daily Exercise Cuts Hospitalization Risk: Study
February 27, 2023 — An extra 20 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise per day helps keep middle-aged and older people out of the hospital for serious medical conditions, a study published in JAMA Open Network says.
- Midday Exercise More Beneficial Than Morning Workouts: Study
February 22, 2023 — People who engaged in midday exercise lowered their risk of premature death more than people who exercised in the morning or in the evening, a new study shows.
- Exercise Training Reduces Liver Fat, Even Without Weight Loss
February 13, 2023 — Exercise training can lead to a significant reduction in liver fat for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is a leading cause of liver disease worldwide, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
- Cardiac Arrest Risk Low for Active Seniors During Sports
January 30, 2023 — Adults ages 65 and over who engage in regular physical activity are at low risk of sports-related sudden cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.
- Nearly Half of Americans Don’t Get Enough Physical Activity: CDC
January 27, 2023 — Most American adults are not meeting physical activity guidelines, the CDC said this week.
- Climbing Back: One Woman's Triumph After Near-Fatal Injury
January 26, 2023 — After a near-fatal accident left Melissa Strong's fingers a mangled, charred mess, the climber was told her days on the rock were over. Her story is a testament to determination in the face of grievous injury, and the importance of physical activity and mindset in any recovery.
- Belly Bulge Linked to Being Frail Later in Life: Study
January 24, 2023 — Managing belly bulge earlier in life could help prevent becoming medically frail, which is a major health risk for the elderly, according to a new study from Norway.
- Little-Used Fitness Measure Could Be Key to Exercise Results
January 6, 2023 — Crafting exercise programs around a long-ignored measure of fitness could help us more accurately predict health outcomes, enabling doctors to prescribe exercise as medicine.
- The Real Reason You’re Not Motivated to Exercise
January 4, 2023 — The difference between an active person and a sedentary one could come down to the microbes that live in our gut.