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New Fitness Guidelines Include Short Workouts

Ten years ago, the federal government released its first set of exercise guidelines designed to keep adult Americans healthy. As Gretchen Reynolds reports in the New York Times, the feds recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise, 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, and some type of strength training twice a week, among many […]

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Now It’s 15,000 Steps

Remember the 10,000 step a day rule? Forget it. This year’s model, created by researchers at the University of Glasgow, calls for 15,000 steps a day. But wait, the study authors point out that walking 15,000 steps would take about three and half hours, no problem if you happen to […]

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Weight Training Lifts Spirits

Aerobic training has long been associated with a reduced incidence of depression. Now, thanks to a new study led by researchers at the University of Limerick, in Ireland, weight training has joined the depression fighting club. The New York Times reports that researchers at the school reviewed 33 studies of weight […]

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Aerobic Fitness Cuts Heart Risk in Half

OK, it’s unsurprising that fit people have fewer heart events than those who are out of shape, but a new study by researchers at Stanford University gives us the numbers: people with the highest aerobic fitness have half as much heart disease as less fit people, even if their genetic […]

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Exercise Makes Us Happy

Health experts have long known that exercise can help relieve depression, but what about people who aren’t depressed? Can exercise make them more happy or content? The short answer, from researchers at the University of Michigan, is yes. A U of Michigan news release reports that researchers at the school […]

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Best Exercises For Calorie Burn

Top calorie burning exercises, according to the National Institutes of Health: Running at 8 mph, jumping rope: 861 calories. Tae kwon do: 752 calories. Vigorous lap swimming: 715 calories. Stair-stepping: 657 calories. Running at 5 mph: 606 calories. Basketball, singles tennis, football: 584 calories. Rollerblading: 548 calories. High-impact aerobics: 533 […]