Tag: exercise

Fitness Spotlight: Do “Weekend Warriors” Have the Right Idea?

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A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine says that packing the recommended amount of weekly exercise into just one or two workout sessions may lower your risk of death close to risk levels that regular exercise offers. Though WHO (the World Health Organization) and most doctors recommend that adults should get at…


New Study: Vitamin D & Light Exercise Prevents Falls For Elderly

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Researchers at the School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University in Japan studied 91 elderly subjects who were fragile and institutionalized in nursing homes for a three month period. One group received counseling on falls, and was given two individualized and one group exercise class each week, and had objects that were hazards for falling…


“Talk Test” to Determine Your Moderate Physical Activity

Moderate Physical Activity

More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. With that number on the rise, the risk of developing obesity-related conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes is on the rise, as well. Your doctor has told you to start following a healthy diet and to begin exercising. But what types…


New Study: Exercise May Reduce Cancer Risk Brought on by Alcohol

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According to the CDC, nearly 90 percent of Americans report drinking alcohol during their lifetimes, and more than half of adults say they have consumed alcohol in the past month. However, more than half of American adults also do not exercise. A new study suggests exercising regularly (moderately or vigorously) may offset some of the…


Brain’s Blood Flow: Significant Decreases when Older Adults Stop Exercising

It’s no secret that even being moderately physically active can benefit your overall health, wellness and fitness and may reduce your risk for numerous chronic and preventable diseases. But what happens if you are a fit and active older adult and decide to stop exercising? A new study shows a strong, direct link between physical…