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10,000 steps a day? Largest fitness app study reveals why the US is fatter than Mexico
You must walk at least 10,000 steps a day to be in good health. Ever heard of that mantra? It might not be the most accurate way to measure activity, but the "10,000 steps" theory is built into the vast majority of fitness apps that use our smartphones as pedometers. Various researchers are now looking into the statement, and coming up with numbers smaller or larger, yet their overarching conclusion is that actually we have never had the ability to gain so much insight into people's moving habits as with the proliferation of iOS and Android phones, or wearables that have activity trackers built in.
July 12, 2017
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A 10-Minute Workout to Strengthen your Whole Body
Find it hard to squeeze in morning workouts? Lots of people can relate. While the mere thought of early-a.m. exercise can be enough to send anyone scrambling back to bed, it is possible to fit in a quick session and still make it out the door on time.
December 29, 2016
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A new tool to decipher evolutionary biology
A new bioinformatics tool to compare genome data has been developed. the program called 'ModelFinder' uses a fast algorithm and allows previously not attainable new insights into evolution.
May 9, 2017
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Adults Who Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years
Regular jogging and other pursuits delay cellular aging, study finds
May 26, 2017
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Aerobic exercise: 'A maintenance program for the brain'
A new study finds that aerobic exercise slows down decreasing brain size in older age, helping to maintain cognitive function.
November 16, 2017
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Are activity monitors fit for exercise research? Getting there, but further steps needed
Activity monitors or fitness trackers are fun and informative gadgets to help track daily physical activity. But as a source of objective data for research on the health benefits of exercise, they're not yet fully up to speed, reports a new paper.
June 26, 2017
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Are current exercise guidelines too demanding?
It is well known that regular physical exercise has a plethora of associated health benefits and has been shown to prevent and improve symptoms across all types of diseases, but are the current guidelines too challenging for the average person? We investigate.
June 26, 2017
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Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds?
The lack of exercise more evident among females than males, study says
June 16, 2017
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Astronauts' exercise capacity goes down during spaceflight due to decreased blood vessel function
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have decreased physical fitness because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves through the body, according to a Kansas State University kinesiology study.
May 9, 2017
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Battle of the sexes: Are women fitter than men?
A new study shows that when women exercise, their body processes oxygen a lot faster than men's. This indicates superior aerobic fitness, explain the researchers. In other words, women may be naturally fitter than men.
December 5, 2017
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Best fitness trackers for $50 or less
The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is the newest fitness tracker from the Chinese company, carrying on their tradition of offering high quality at a great price. Starting at around $49.00, it just makes the cut to be included in this article. Due to its stylish look and a wide range of features, it's also impossible to ignore.
June 12, 2017
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Best Replacement Bands for Fitbit Flex 2
What are the best replacement bands for the Fitbit Flex 2? Here are our current favorites!
May 29, 2017
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Bodybuilding Supplement Being Sold to Minors
Major medical associations advise against use of creatine by kids
January 3, 2017
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Brain stimulation is effective way to improve endurance performance, research shows
Research by the University of Kent into the effects of brain stimulation on athletes' performance has demonstrated that it is an effective way to improve endurance.
October 12, 2017
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Brains of children with a better physical fitness possess a greater volume of gray matter
Physical fitness in children may affect their brain structure, which in turn may have an influence on their academic performance, new research indicates.
November 22, 2017
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Breath instead of a blood test
Experts advise anyone looking to shed extra kilos to eat less and exercise more. One way is with endurance training, during which the body burns not only carbohydrates such as sugar, but also fat. When exactly the body begins burning fat can now be determined by analysing, for example, biomarkers in the blood or urine.
October 10, 2017
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Brief smartphone exercises can help uplift mood
Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our mood. this is the latest finding from psychologists at the University of Basel and their international colleagues, reported in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
July 29, 2016
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Brisk walk or other physical activity is crucial for better health, shows study
It is not the amount of time spent sitting still that matters. Instead, it is the extent of physical activity that is essential in reducing the risk of elderly women developing cardiovascular disease, as shown in a new örebro study published in PLOS ONE.
May 3, 2017
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Build Muscle and Gain Weight Fast Guide
Use this guide to help you diet, supplement and train for muscle growth and weight gain.
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Burning more fat, less glucose could lead to diabetes, mouse models indicate
Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists.
December 23, 2016
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Can you play 'Catch-Up' and be Healthy?
We're about a week into the new year, and for many of us, that means our resolutions to eat better, get more sleep, and exercise are probably running headlong into real life.
January 9, 2017
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Cancer-related fatigue: Exercise, psychological therapies best treatments
For patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect.
March 3, 2017
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ClassPass will let you live stream fitness classes at home for $15 a month
The boutique fitness class subscription service ClassPass will soon offer a more budget-friendly option after routine price hikes. The company announced today that it'll launch a new service called ClassPass Live in 2018. Instead of attending classes in-person, subscribers will be able to live stream workouts that are produced in-house at the company's Brooklyn-based studios.
December 6, 2017
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Could Tai Chi reduce the risk of falls in older adults?
A recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society investigates tai chi as a way to reduce the risk of falling among older adults. This ancient art could help to improve the lives of modern at-risk individuals.
July 27, 2017
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Could this compound boost the benefits of your workout?
A new study has identified a protein that is able to "sense" when the body is exercising and act on the blood vessels to influence circulation. Following this discovery, the researchers started to experiment with "Yoda1," which is a chemical compound that might be able to activate this protein.
August 23, 2017
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Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?
Maybe, but only for white men, study suggests
October 19, 2017
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Cycling Doesn't Harm Sexual Health
Any transient discomfort or numbness won't harm their sexual or urinary function, study finds
May 15, 2017
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Cycling to work could make your day less stressful
Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the main sources of stress in the United States is work. But according to new research, there may be a simple way to alleviate workplace stress: cycling.
June 22, 2017
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Cyclists perform better in open-ended laboratory tests, study finds
Open-ended laboratory tests for cyclists could help athletes train better
September 26, 2017
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Dancing may help to combat brain aging
Get your dancing shoes on - your brain will thank you for it. This is the take-away message from a new study, which found that physical activity in later life - particularly dancing - can help to reverse the signs of brain aging.
August 29, 2017
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Do you think the Fitbit Ionic is a smartwatch worth buying?
Fitbit, famous America maker of smart fitness bands, today announced its very first smartwatch: Fitbit Ionic. The new wearable device looks exactly as expected - it's got a sporty wrist band, and a rectangular, 1.42-inch touchscreen display with 348 x 250 pixels and an impressive brightness of up to 1,000 nits (for high readability in sunlight).
August 28, 2017
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Don't have time to work out during the week? That's actually OK
"Weekend warriors" and those who work out just a little still see death risk drops.
January 10, 2017
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Dual virtual reality/treadmill exercises promote brain plasticity in Parkinson's patients
Therapy effective even in later stages of the disease, researchers say
November 28, 2017
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Early babies more likely to have poor physical fitness throughout life
Babies born even a few weeks early are more likely to have poor physical fitness throughout life, University of Queensland researchers have found.
September 28, 2017
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Early life physical activity may prevent cognitive decline
Could early life physical exercise protect against age-related cognitive decline by creating a so-called cognitive reserve? A study in rodents investigates.
August 15, 2017
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Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluated
New research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over time.
May 8, 2017
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Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life
Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found
October 19, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Apple's GymKit, now out in the US
Pair an Apple Watch with a treadmill, get better data.
December 13, 2017
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Exercise alone alters our gut microbiota
It is well established -- and perhaps unsurprising -- that what we eat affects the microbes that live in our intestine, collectively known as the gut microbiota. According to two new studies, however, exercise has the same effect.
December 5, 2017
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Exercise and Vitamin D: a Heart-Healthy Combo
Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests
May 1, 2017
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Exercise at high levels increases risk of hardening of the arteries
A study comparing exercise patterns and indicators of heart disease over 25-years, has shown that white men who exercise at high levels were 86% more likely to develop plaques in the coronary arteries than men who exercise at lower levels.
October 18, 2017
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Exercise boosts brain power in over 50s, concludes latest meta-analysis
Over the years, there has been much research on the potential cognitive benefits of exercise on mental performance in older adults. Overall, results have been inconclusive, but a new review takes a fresh look at the data.
April 25, 2017
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Exercise can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'
Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds
April 27, 2017
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Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, study finds
A long-term study including more than 3,000 participants made an unexpected find: white men who spend more than 7 hours exercising each week are most at risk of developing coronary artery calcification.
October 18, 2017
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Exercise Helps Counter Cancer-Linked Fatigue
Psychological treatment and education can be useful, too, more so than drugs, study finds
March 2, 2017
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Exercise helps gastrointestinal cancer patients cope better with side effects of chemotherapy
Exercise as a therapy to complement chemotherapy has a positive effect on muscles, balance and tumor-related fatigue syndrome. Patients tolerate the therapy better and experience less disease recurrence (relapses) later on. this has already been substantiated by many studies in the past.
March 10, 2017
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Exercise May Extend Lives of People with COPD
Study seems to show a big benefit, and experts say activity can help lungs stay healthy
March 18, 2016
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Exercise May Help the Heart Survive a Heart Attack
Researchers suggest that people who work out might develop 'collateral' blood vessels in the heart
April 12, 2017
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Exercise may not be equally effective in males and females, research shows
Healthcare practitioners regularly prescribe diet and exercise as a method for patients to lose weight. But exercise might not be equally effective in males and females, according to new research conducted at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.
July 18, 2017
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Exercise may protect you from glaucoma
New research suggests that exercise -- particularly moderate- to vigorous-intensity, such as brisk walking or jogging -- may help to lower the risk of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness.
November 15, 2017
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Exercise program can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, study suggests
"Despite evidence proving the benefits of regular physical activity for all people, regardless of age and ability, our health care system and long-term care norms encourage dependent behavior in older adults," said corresponding author Naoko Muramatsu, associate professor of community health sciences in the UIC School of Public Health and fellow of the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy.
June 23, 2017
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Exercise prevents cellular aging by boosting mitochondria
It is common knowledge that exercise imparts a smorgasbord of health benefits. what is not yet understood is how physical activity manages to reduce aging on a cellular level. new research into mitochondria lifts the lid on the processes involved.
March 8, 2017
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Exercise right after learning improves memory in women
Whether you are cramming for an exam or simply want to give your memory a boost, doing some physical exercise straight after a learning session may be of great help - if you are a woman, that is.
August 29, 2017
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Exercise significantly increases size of hippocampus in humans, study finds
Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found.
November 13, 2017
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'Exercise-in-a-pill' steps closer with new study
It goes without saying that physical activity is crucial when it comes to improving and maintaining health. However, for individuals with limited mobility, engaging in regular exercise is not an easy feat. a new study may have brought us one step closer to a solution: "exercise-in-a-pill."
May 3, 2017
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Exercise: An Antidote for Kids' Behavioral Issues?
Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns
January 9, 2017
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Exercise: the Cellular 'Fountain of Youth'
Intense interval training seems to boost older cells, even reversing some of aging's effects, study finds
March 28, 2017
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Exercise, Weight Loss May Cut Heart Failure Risk
Link was stronger for common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure
February 27, 2017
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Exercises for improving bladder control
The main muscles responsible for holding the urine in when a person doesn't want to urinate are the pelvic floor muscles.
March 31, 2017
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Exercising burns fat in bone marrow to improve bone health, study shows
It's a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers evidence that this process improves bone quality and the amount of bone in a matter of weeks.
May 18, 2017
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Five of the best online yoga workouts
Yoga has been shown to pack a healthful punch when it comes to all the associated health benefits. However, in our busy lives, there is not always the time to pencil a yoga class into an already packed schedule. There is a treasure trove of yoga routines available online, all from knowledgeable instructors, that enable us to take part at our leisure. we have searched through the crème de la crème to bring you our top five online yoga workout choices.
May 5, 2017
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Free videos and information for workout routines
Form perfect butt, sexy abs and hot legs while workout online with real woman who recorded exercise videos at her apartment and put them online for all women.
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Garmin Vivosmart 3 review: Shots fired at Fitbit, but some don't hit
Rep counting in a $140 device is great, but that's not the whole story.
April 26, 2017
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Garmin's Vivosmart 3 looks like every other fitness tracker that's already on the market
When it comes to fitness trackers, room for innovation is quickly dissipating. all devices in this category serve the same general purpose of tracking your physical activity throughout the day, and while there's nothing wrong with this, it does create for a lot of similar-looking and feeling products.
March 10, 2017
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Garmin's Vívosmart 3 may give Fitbit a run for its money
If you've been keeping tabs on Garmin's Vívosmart line of activity trackers, you're probably aware that the original Vívosmart was followed by the Vívosmart HR and GPS-enabled Vívosmart HR+, which made it clear that the second-generation Vívosmarts included heart-rate monitors.
April 12, 2017
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Garmin's Vivosmart HR+ is still a fantastic fitness band
The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is a feature-rich fitness band that sports GPS tracking, a built-in heart monitor and more. After using the Vivosmart HR+ for the past six months, it has proven to be a solid replacement for the Microsoft Band.
April 19, 2017
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Gear Fit2 Software Update Adds More Ways to Maximize Training
Samsung's Gear Fit2 allows users to 'sweat smarter' by accurately tracking a wide range of exercises and providing insights to help you take charge of your fitness. The GPS sports band's latest software update strengthens its heart-rate and exercise-tracking abilities and adds new ways for users to maximize their training.
May 31, 2017
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Gelatin supplement consumption plus intensive exercise can help build ligaments, tendons and bones
A new study from Keith Baar's Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport suggests that consuming a gelatin supplement, plus a burst of intensive exercise, can help build ligaments, tendons and bones.
December 21, 2016
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Get off the couch and into shape with these 5 workout and exercise apps!
Everyone can agree that working out is an essential part of having a longer, healthier, and ultimately more enjoyable life. However, the reality of today is that many of us lead a sedentary lifestyle, as we're no longer required to move that much in order to survive. we satisfy most of our daily needs by staring at our phones and computers, and while no one can deny the advantages of technology, this modern convenience is certainly not doing any favors to one's health.
March 16, 2017
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Getting fit with friends may boost life quality
Exercising with others may bring more benefits than working out on your own, a new study suggests.
October 30, 2017
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Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Longer
Underlying conditions could prolong recovery, researcher says
October 2, 2017
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Good news for cyclists: you might live longer
A recent study published in the BMJ finds that cycling or walking to work reduces the risk of death from all causes, when compared with non-active commuting. the biggest effect was seen in cyclists, so it might be time to get your bike back out of the garage.
April 24, 2017
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Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly
Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality. A four-year study showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical frailty in elderly people.
June 19, 2017
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Google Calendar helps you keep your workout resolution with Fit, Health integration
App update lets you keep your activity synced with your goals.
January 6, 2017
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Google Calendar update makes it easier to track fitness goals
By connecting the Google Fit or Apple Health app, Calendar will know when you've worked out and automatically mark your goal as "done."
January 5, 2017
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Guided self-help approach to exercise may benefit chronic fatigue patients
The finding comes from a trial of 200 people with CFS who were assigned either guided graded exercise self-help (GES group) in addition to specialist medical care or specialist medical care alone (control group). GES involves patients gradually increasing their level of physical activity, while being offered information and advice by a physiotherapist over the phone or using Skype™.
June 26, 2017
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Healthy lifestyle may help reduce individual's disabled end-of-life period
New research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that a healthy lifestyle may help reduce the duration of an individual's disabled period near the end of life.
September 1, 2017
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Heart disease patients could benefit from practicing both yoga and aerobic exercise
Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference October 19-21, 2017 in Dubai.
October 19, 2017
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High-intensity exercise improves memory, study finds
The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better memory.
November 22, 2017
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High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels
Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says
June 16, 2017
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How exercise rejuvenates cells, extending lifespan
New research provides a window into how, on a cellular level, exercise can improve muscle health and, ultimately, exercise capacity, which is "the best predictor of mortality in the general population."
September 25, 2017
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How to get an Adonis belt
The Adonis belt - sometimes called Apollo's belt - refers to two V-shaped muscular grooves on the abdominal muscles alongside the hips.
September 27, 2017
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iMore's favorite fitness accessories
When the iMore team wants to exercise, these are the go-to gadgets they love to help get them in shape.
July 17, 2017
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Jogging for 30 minutes per day could slow cellular aging by 9 years
New research further emphasizes the importance of physical activity, after finding that people who are highly active can knock years off their biological age.
May 11, 2017
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Just 1 hour of exercise per week could prevent depression
A new study that examined data from almost 34,000 people has found that as little as 1 hour of exercise each week, regardless of intensity, can help to prevent depression.
October 3, 2017
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Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Can Trigger Decline
Constant daily activity vital to optimal health, lifestyle experts say
May 17, 2017
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Just 25 minutes of yoga, meditation 'boosts brain function, energy'
Practicing Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation for just 25 minutes can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, compared with spending 25 minutes quietly reading, according to new research from Canada.
September 12, 2017
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Key role for microRNA in inflammatory bowel disease
An international team of researchers has discovered that a microRNA produced by certain white blood cells can prevent excessive inflammation in the intestine. the study shows that synthetic versions of this microRNA can reduce intestinal inflammation in mice and suggests a new therapeutic approach to treating patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
May 9, 2017
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Leg ulcers may heal faster with exercise, study suggests
A preliminary British Journal of Dermatology study suggests that ulcers in the legs may heal faster with exercise.
November 8, 2017
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Losing weight via exercise alone may not protect your knees, study says
A new MRI study presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) stated that obese people who lose a significant amount of weight can slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only through exercise and diet or only by diet.
November 29, 2017
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Lungs of highly active older adults remain strong during physical activity
Highly active older adults experience no limitations in the lungs' capacity to exchange gases (lung-diffusing capacity) during physical activity, researchers have found.
June 19, 2017
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Marathons May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury
But recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, researchers find
March 28, 2017
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Mayo Clinic study: Increasing physical activity decreases risk of death from lymphoma
An observational study by researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that increasing physical activity not only decreased the risk of death from all causes but also decreased the risk of death specifically from lymphoma.
December 13, 2017
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Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk
Exercise is known to prevent or treat metabolic syndrome, which is a group of health conditions that raise the risk of heart problems and type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study suggests that less than 1 hour per week of resistance training, even without aerobic exercise, can be of benefit.
June 15, 2017
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Microsoft's Cortana assistant can now help you track your health and fitness with Fitbit
Microsoft has announced the launch of a new skill for Cortana, promising to make it "easier than ever to monitor your health and fitness goals" by using its digital assistant in conjunction with Fitbit's wearable devices.
July 27, 2017
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MMJ Labs to launch new wearable pain therapy device at runDisney Health and Fitness Expo
MMJ Labs, LLC, industry leaders in non-invasive pain relief, will debut their newest product, VibraCool® Massaging Ice Therapy, at the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo in Orlando, FL.
December 25, 2016
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Moderate exercise may benefit patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
As one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in young people, a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can push patients into sedentary lifestyles.
March 17, 2017
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Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can be safe therapeutic for non-dialysis CKD patients
A new study finds that moderate exercise does not impair kidney function in some people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study- the first to analyze the effects of exercise on kidney disease that does not require dialysis- is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-;Renal Physiology.
July 12, 2017
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Moov HR Sweat review: this heart rate-tracking headband will kick your butt
The device has a built-in heart rate sensor and a voice coach to push your workouts into overdrive.
February 10, 2017
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More TV, less physical activity ramps up risk of walking disability
Risk jumped three-fold for older people who watched more than five hours of TV per day and reported three or fewer hours per week of total physical activity, according to first-of-a-kind study.
August 31, 2017
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New Balance made an Android Wear running smartwatch, the RunIQ
Sports footwear and apparel giant new Balance unveiled its new RunIQ smartwatch on Wednesday at the annual CES trade show in Las Vegas. the watch, which was originally teased at last year's show, was built in collaboration with both Intel and Google.
January 4, 2017
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New drug mimics health effects of exercise, say researchers
The drug activated a genetic pathway that is triggered by running, which led mice to burn off more fat and increase their stamina levels, despite them being sedentary.
May 4, 2017
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New simple method determines rate at which we burn calories walking up, down, flat
A new way to predict the energy a person expends walking will help predict and monitor the physiological status of walkers, including foot soldiers. Researchers have developed the Army-funded method, which significantly improves on two existing standards, and relies on three readily available variables
October 18, 2017
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NIH-funded team uses smartphone data in global study of physical activity
Large-scale study reveals targets for obesity prevention, wisdom of walkable communities.
July 10, 2017
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No motivation to exercise? Focus less on intensity, and more on happiness
You join a gym with the intention of improving your fitness and losing weight, only to lose motivation and stop going within a matter of weeks. Sound familiar? You're not alone; 67 percent of us have gym memberships that we never use. But for women, focusing on exercise that makes them happy, rather than focusing on exercise intensity, may be key to maintaining motivation for physical activity.
May 29, 2017
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Only 20 minutes less sitting per day is enough to maintain good health and muscle mass
Researchers have conducted one of the largest and longest studies to find out if it is possible to reduce sedentary time and if the reduction will result in any health benefits during one year. A tailored counseling helped busy office workers with young children to decrease their sedentary leisure time 21 minutes per day, which was enough to improve some biomarkers and to maintain muscle mass during one year.
August 31, 2017
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Oregon, Texas are latest states to put down markers on abortion coverage
Federal health insurance rules are a moving target, and it's unclear whether Republicans will take another run at replacing the Affordable Care Act. In the meantime, some states are staking out strong positions on coverage of abortion, cementing their position regardless of how the federal landscape changes.
August 22, 2017
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Osteoarthritis could be prevented with good diet and exercise
Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review reports.
May 12, 2017
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Physical exercise during pregnancy provides benefits for both mother and baby
Spanish researchers have clarified doubts over the physical activity recommended during pregnancy. Their work highlights how exercise should be taken not only by healthy, previously active women, but that it is also a good time to adopt a healthy lifestyle. There are clear advantages for both the mother and baby.
September 4, 2017
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Physical fitness in children linked to greater volume of gray matter in brain regions
Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven, for the first time in history, that physical fitness in children may affect their brain structure, which in turn may have an influence on their academic performance.
November 21, 2017
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Physically active white men at high risk for plaque buildup in arteries
White men who exercise at high levels are 86 percent more likely than people who exercise at low levels to experience a buildup of plaque in the heart arteries by middle age, a new study suggests.
October 16, 2017
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Polar's new A370 premium fitness tracker targets Fitbit's Charge 2
Polar's new A370 premium fitness tracker has some small but important feature upgrades over the A360: It adds 24/7 continuous wrist-based heart-rate tracking and the company's Polar Sleep Plus analytics.
May 24, 2017
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Popular muscle-building supplements found to be ineffective when taken in isolation
Popular muscle building supplements, known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are ineffective when taken in isolation, according to new research from the University of Stirling.
July 14, 2017
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Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try
Study participants were fitter, felt better -- and were less bothered by hot flashes
February 16, 2017
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Protein Powder Can Provide Boost But At What Cost?
Americans spend billions of dollars a year on protein supplements to build muscle or lose weight, or because they think it's a healthy thing to do.
September 1, 2017
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Regular aerobic exercise beginning in middle age may lessen severity of stroke in old age
Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in life.
February 24, 2017
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Regular exercise linked to slower HRQL and mobility decline in PD patients
Exercising 2.5 Hours Per Week Associated with Slower Declines in Parkinson's Disease Patients. According to a new report published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease
March 23, 2017
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Relieving Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis with Exercise
Please give an overview of the role of exercise in cystic fibrosis (CF)
December 14, 2017
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Researcher proposes simple, cost-effective tools for monitoring aerobic fitness
Although this system is already being used by professional sportspeople and teams, it cannot always be extended to amateur sportspeople or patients with limited economic resources because it requires supervision by qualified professionals.
February 2, 2017
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Researchers discover that microRNA can prevent excessive intestinal inflammation
An international team of researchers has discovered that a microRNA produced by certain white blood cells can prevent excessive inflammation in the intestine. the study, "Myeloid-derived miR-223 regulates intestinal inflammation via repression of the NLRP3 inflammasome," which will be published May 9 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that synthetic versions of this microRNA can reduce intestinal inflammation in mice and suggests a new therapeutic approach to treating patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
May 9, 2017
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Researchers shed light on diverse effects of exercise on individuals
In Japan, due to the changes of lifestyle such as less physical activities than before, more and more people suffer from the lifestyle diseases like metabolic syndromes, type-2 Diabetes and hypertension. Regular physical exercise is recommended as 'exercise therapy' since it will lead to prevention and therapy of the diseases mentioned above. However, individual responsiveness to exercise is known to differ markedly.
March 28, 2017
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Resistance training promotes environmental quality of life and sense of coherence in older people
Resistance training can promote environmental quality of life and sense of coherence in older adults. This was observed in a study carried out at the University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Finland, in co-operation with the Gerontology Research Center and the Neuromuscular Research Center.
November 21, 2017
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Running for 1 minute per day may protect women's bone health
New research from the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester, both in the United Kingdom, suggests that a single 1-minute bout of high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity is associated with better bone health in women.
July 19, 2017
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Safe exercise guidelines for type 1 diabetes
The set of guidelines will help people with type 1 Diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar
January 24, 2017
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Samsung Gear Fit 2 gets a huge update: heart-rate zones, improved workout tracking and more
Samsung is bringing a massive update to its Gear Fit 2 fitness tracking wristband, introducing new features like heart-rate zone stats, improved automatic activity detection, as well as the option to customize the information you see on the screen while you workout.
June 1, 2017
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Scientists find common genes involved in muscle strength
For the first time, scientists have discovered common genetic factors that influence muscle strength. The discovery offers new insights into the biology of muscle strength and its role in age-related conditions such as bone frailty.
July 13, 2017
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Scientists show how muscles request more energy from fat storage tissues
Muscles require energy to perform all of the movements that we do in a day, and now, for the first time, researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine have shown how muscles "request" more energy from fat storage tissues in fruit fly models. They also discovered that this circuit is dependent on circadian rhythms, which could have implications for obesity in humans. Their findings published today in the journal Current Biology.
July 6, 2017
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Serious Yoga Injuries Are Rare, But on the Rise
Problems requiring ER care up about 70 percent, even more in older people, study finds
December 22, 2016
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Simple physical activities may help prolong life for older women, study finds
Folding your laundry or doing the dishes might not be the most enjoyable parts of your day. But simple activities like these may help prolong your life, according to the findings of a new study in older women led by the University at Buffalo.
November 16, 2017
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Sitting Could Be Big Health Risk for Frail Folks
Being sedentary not linked to early death in people who are generally healthy, study finds
August 21, 2017
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Smartphone-based game like Pokemon GO may promote exercise
Today marks the one year anniversary of Pokemon GO's worldwide release that sent crowds hiking through parks, meandering into streets and walking for miles in search of Pokemon, those cute little digital characters that appear in real locations on your smartphone.
July 6, 2017
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Smartphone data analysis reveals country-level differences in physical activity
US researchers have used people's smartphones to amass large-scale physical activity data and measure activity patterns across populations worldwide.
July 13, 2017
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Sore Spots: 5 Ways to Ease Post-Workout Muscles
If yesterday's workout is making your muscles scream today, take it as a good sign. you most likely have "delayed onset muscle soreness" (DOMS), and it means you worked hard enough to create tiny tears in your muscle fibers.
March 8, 2016
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Staying Active May Lower Odds for Glaucoma
You probably know that exercise benefits your heart and waistline. But how about your vision?
November 15, 2017
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Strategy Analytics: Xiaomi sells more wearables than Apple or Fitbit
For the calendar second quarter that started in April and ended in June, Xiaomi took over the top spot and now is the leading seller of wearable devices on a global basis. Over the last year, Fitbit's top-ranked share of the global wearable market has plunged to 15.7% from 28.5%, a stunning 45% decline. Xiaomi now has 17.1% of the market putting it on top for the very first time. Last year at this time, Xiaomi had 15% of the wearable market.
August 3, 2017
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Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart
Regular exercise is considered an important form of treatment for heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.
August 18, 2017
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Study assesses effect of combining exercise, dietary supplements on muscle mass and function
Although progressive muscle loss is a natural part of ageing, sarcopenia is generally identified when muscle mass and muscle function falls below defined thresholds. Sarcopenia's impact can be enormous as it affects mobility, balance, risk of falls and fractures, and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living. Given the ageing of populations worldwide, public health and clinical recommendations to prevent and manage sarcopenia are urgently needed.
March 7, 2017
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Study finds no link between exercise in mid-life and cognitive fitness in later years
A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers that tracked activity levels of 646 adults over 30 years found that, contrary to previous research, exercise in mid-life was not linked to cognitive fitness in later years.
August 23, 2017
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Study tries to measure fitness trackers' actual accuracy, Apple Watch wins first round
Fitness trackers and smartwatches have somewhat merged over the past 18 months. Having discovered that the niche for wearables is just way too tight, manufacturers started bonding features from the two platforms, ultimately ending with devices that function pretty similarly.
May 25, 2017
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Study underscores importance of physical activity for developing bone strength in adolescents
A large prospective study in 309 adolescent boys and girls underscores the importance of physical activity for developing bone strength during growth. Adolescents who participated in moderate to intense physical activity during growth spurt years exhibited greater bone mass in areas that contribute to superior bone strength. the study also found mixed effects of sedentary time.
March 22, 2017
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T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds
A new study finds that late-stage type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) weakens the autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, impairing circulation, nerve function and exercise tolerance. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-;Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
October 19, 2017
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Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee
A 10-minute climb can increase fitness and motivation, researcher says
April 28, 2017
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Teens get as much physical activity as 60-year-olds, study shows
Lack of physical activity is a risk factor for many serious conditions. The fact that neither adults nor teenagers get as much exercise as they should is, perhaps, not very surprising. But new research shows that the situation might be a lot more worrying than previously believed.
June 19, 2017
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The 10 best fitness apps
If you are trying to be more physically active, up your daily steps, or burn more calories, fitness apps can help you on your way. We have trawled through fitness apps galore to bring you the best based on usability, design, user ratings, update frequency, and their capacity to get you moving.
June 1, 2017
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The Honor Band 3 is an entry-level fitness tracker with a sleek look
Today, Huawei's budget brand Honor is holding a press conference in Berlin at which it's showing off its latest flagship, the Honor 9, to the Western market. But together with it, we're also getting our first look at another interesting device from the company: the Honor Band 3. Well, not exactly the first, really: just like the Honor 9, it was initially shown off to Chinsese consumers, but this is the first time it has been detailed outside the People's Republic.
June 27, 2017
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The HTC Vive Tracker is not a fitness tracker, but it lets you shoot dinosaurs in the face!
A few weeks ago, we heard that HTC is working on a Vive-branded tracker. of course, no one ever said it was a fitness tracker, but such a possibility did come close to mind. So we are surprised by the turnout, but very pleased nevertheless!
March 28, 2017
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The Problem With Fitness Studies Based On Activity Apps
Every year, 5 million people die from causes associated with one of the most mundane scourges of the modern era: sitting around. That's like losing one Norway-sized country every 365 days to the likes of heart disease, diabetes, and bowel cancer--illnesses linked to a lack of exercise. Norwegians though, aren't falling victim to inactivity nearly as much as elsewhere in the world. At least according to the largest human movement study ever undertaken, brought to science by the ubiquitous smartphone.
July 11, 2017
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Too much sitting doesn't cause weight gain, says study
I spend around 12 hours per day sitting down -- 8 at my desk, 3 on the train, and possibly another watching TV. I am well aware of the risks that this poses to my health, but according to a new study, weight gain isn't one of them.
December 11, 2017
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Tracking nutrition and VR biking get easier with new Works with Fitbit partners
Workouts get way more interesting when a pegasus is involved.
January 5, 2017
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Track your fitness progress with My Workouts
My Workouts is a Windows 10 app designed to help you track your exercise sessions. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, My Workouts lets you log your workouts, create training plans, monitor your weight loss/gain and provide statistical charts to evaluate your progress. Data can be synchronized between devices through your Onedrive account.
December 30, 2016
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UBC researcher recommends exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury
For decades, the main message to keep the general population healthy was for everyone to get active.
October 26, 2017
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Under 2 hours of walking per week may considerably prolong life
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity.
October 19, 2017
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Walking versus Running -- Which is Better?
What to consider when making a cardio choice
May 4, 2017
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Wayne State researchers receive NIH grant to mimic benefits of exercise in sedentary patients
A team of researchers led by Robert Wessells, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for the project, "Octopamine mediates benefits of endurance exercise in Drosophila."
June 30, 2017
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'Weekend warriors' have lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease
One or two exercise sessions per week may be enough to reduce health risks in men and women
January 9, 2017
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When Ouch Comes With the 'Ahh' -- Yoga Has Risks
Still, two-thirds feel better from this ancient form of exercise, study finds
August 3, 2017
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Which Fitbits are best for kids?
A Fitbit tracker can make fitness fun for your kids, but which one is the best fit for your child?
July 13, 2017
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Why does the same exercise exert effects on individuals differently?
Selenoprotein P, a kind of hepatokine hormone secreted from the liver, has been found, through experiments with cultured muscle cells and mice and through clinical studies, to cause pathology named 'exercise resistance,' which prevents health promotion by physical exercise. the present results elucidate one of the reasons why individual responsiveness to exercise differs markedly as well as shed lights on development of therapy for lifestyle diseases due to lack of exercise, obesity and type-2 diabetes.
March 28, 2017
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Working out in group lowers stress by 26% and improves quality of life, study finds
Researchers found working out in a group lowers stress by 26 percent and significantly improves quality of life, while those who exercise individually put in more effort but experienced no significant changes in their stress level and a limited improvement to quality of life.
October 30, 2017
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Yoga + Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits
Combined, these exercises are better than either alone, study suggests
October 20, 2017
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Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factors
Study shows significant improvement in heart health when patients practice both activities
October 19, 2017
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Yoga benefits veterans with chronic low back pain, study shows
In a study including 150 military veterans with chronic low back pain, researcher Dr. Erik J. Groessl and his team from the VA San Diego Healthcare System found that veterans who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a disability questionnaire, improved pain intensity scores, and a decline in opioid use.
July 25, 2017
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Yoga just as good as physical therapy for low back pain
Traditional therapies for chronic low back pain are often ineffective. New research shows that yoga may be a good alternative for treating this condition.
June 19, 2017
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Your next fitness tracker: what to do -- and not do -- before you buy!
Thinking about getting a new fitness tracker? Here's what you need to do -- and not do -- before you buy!
May 15, 2017
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