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Next Up: Walking Meetings
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Next Up: Walking Meetings

First came standing desks. Now comes walking meetings. HealthDay reports on research conducted at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine suggesting that converting a single weekly meeting to a “walking meeting” may raise work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes, a good thing, and one […]

Exercise Does More For Some Than For Others
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Exercise Does More For Some Than For Others

Life isn’t fair, and neither, apparently, is exercise: it appears to help some people more than others. Researchers at Brown University analyzed the results of 160 clinical trials of the cardiometabolic benefits of exercise showing which health indicators improve most with physical activity and for whom. Who were the winners? Men, […]

Exercise May Protect Liver From Booze
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Exercise May Protect Liver From Booze

No, it’s not OK to drink more if you exercise more, but it is a good idea to exercise, particularly if you like a drink or two. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have reason to believe that aerobic exercise may protect the liver against alcohol-related inflammation […]

Exercise Improves Memory of Breast Cancer Survivors
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Exercise Improves Memory of Breast Cancer Survivors

Many breast cancer survivors have trouble remembering things, a problem that researchers attribute to stress, rather than to chemotherapy or radiation. Now comes research from Northwestern University linking physical activity to higher levels of self-confidence, lower distress and less fatigue, which in turn is associated with lower levels of perceived […]

For Strong Bones, Run, Don’t Bike
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For Strong Bones, Run, Don’t Bike

When it comes to strengthening bones, running has it over cycling, according to researchers at the Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan. Science Daily reports that the scientists measured two vital bone constituents as well as hormones associated with energy regulation in two groups of athletes: endurance cyclists and marathon runners. Here’s […]

America’s Fittest Cities, 2016
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America’s Fittest Cities, 2016

The verdicts are in, and for the third year in a row the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has declared Washington D.C. the fittest city in the United States, based on a mix of personal health indicators (exercise, diet, healthful habits) and community environmental indicators (parks, bike commuters, farmers […]