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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 […]

Exercise, Plus The Right Genes, Boosts Lifespan
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Exercise, Plus The Right Genes, Boosts Lifespan

Sure, certain types of exercise are associated with longer lives, but now comes another factor, one that seems to work in concert with exercise: genes. When researchers at the University of Buffal0 studied the genes in the neurotransmitter dopamine to determine their impact on lifespan and behavior in mice, yes […]

Lift Weights, Live Longer
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Lift Weights, Live Longer

Strength training doesn’t just make you stronger: it may make you live longer. How do we know? Because researchers at Penn State studied the mortality effects of strength training on more than 30,000 people who were over 65 between 1997-2001. A Penn State news release reports that only 9 percent of that […]

Exercise May Help Control Prostate Cancer
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Exercise May Help Control Prostate Cancer

Researchers offer no guarantees, but it looks like regular exercise increases the chances that prostate cancer will not spread beyond the prostate. HealthDay reports on an American Cancer Society study that included more than 10,000 men, aged 50 to 93, who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 1992 and 2011. Researchers […]

Exercise Makes You Less Hungry
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Exercise Makes You Less Hungry

Want to work up a good appetite by running a few miles? Not gonna work. Yet another study, this one conducted at Loughborough University in the U.K., has found that exercise has the opposite effect, diminishing the appetite — at least temporarily. HealthDay reports on the research, which analyzed hormonal, psychological and […]

Secret To Elder Health Is Soccer
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Secret To Elder Health Is Soccer

Want to see some cardiovascular improvements that will keep you fit through age 75?  Play soccer. No, you are not too old. Just ask researchers at the University of Copenhagen, where scientists looked at the fitness in men between the ages of 63 and 75. Science Daily reports that the […]

The Ideal Interval Length
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The Ideal Interval Length

We’ve all heard of interval training, in which short bursts of high intensity activity are alternated with less strenuous stints. Now comes Gretchen Reynolds, fitness writer for the New York Times, with answers, kind of, to two important questions about interval training: how long should an intense burst last?, and […]