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Exercise Is Good for Arthritis
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Exercise Is Good for Arthritis

No, arthritis is not a reason to stop exercising. In fact, according to researchers at Northwestern University, it’s a reason to start exercising. HealthDay reports that when researchers at the school studied more than 1,600 adults 49 or older who had arthritic pain or stiffness in their hips, knees or feet, […]

Weekend Warriors Reap Benefits
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Weekend Warriors Reap Benefits

Forget the cynical comments and warning of pulled muscles directed at weekend warriors, those of us who exercise only once or twice a week. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds significant mortality benefits for all manner of weekend warriors. The Washington Post reports on the study, which found […]

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Gym Members Are More Fit

OK, the researchers don’t suggest why people who belong to a gym exercise more and also happen to be more fit, but readers may be able to figure that out. What the University of Iowa study did find was that people who belonged to a health club not only exercised […]

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How Running Helps Your Knees

What if everything they told us about running and knees was wrong? That’s what New York Times fitness writer Gretchen Reynolds suggests, based on research at Brigham Young University, where scientists drew blood and synovial fluid (the stuff the lubricates joints) from 30 healthy volunteers before and after they either […]

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20 Minutes of Exercise Slows Inflammation

Just 20 minutes of exercise, and not even strenuous exercise, is all it takes to reduce the kind of inflammation that can eventually lead to heart disease and other long term ailments. HealthDay reports on research conducted at the University of California in San Diego that tested the blood of […]

Runners’ Brains Have More Connections
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Runners’ Brains Have More Connections

No, it doesn’t mean that runners are smarter than the rest off us, but research conducted at the University of Arizona has found that runners, overall, have greater functional connectivity — or connections between distinct brain regions — within several areas of the brain, including the frontal cortex, which is important […]