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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 […]

To Live Longer, Just Keep Moving
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To Live Longer, Just Keep Moving

Even for people who exercise regularly, just walking around for a few minutes instead of sitting down can give you a few extra years. We know this because researchers at the University of Pennsylvania studied data from 3,000 people aged 50 to 79, who wore ultra-sensitive activity trackers, called accelerometers, […]

Muscles Boost Leadership Image
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Muscles Boost Leadership Image

Want to be seen as a leader? Muscle up. That’s the message from researchers at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where experiments have shown that a muscular physique might just be an important attribute when it comes to judging a person’s leadership potential. A UC Berkeley news release reports […]

Exercise Protects Liver From Booze, Maybe
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Exercise Protects Liver From Booze, Maybe

It’s definitely good news for some readers: exercise appears to prevent the liver against alcohol-related inflammation and injury. We know that because researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine used rats bred for high activity, or “runner rats,” to test if increased metabolism protected the liver against fatty deposits […]

Exercise + Meditation Beat Depression
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Exercise + Meditation Beat Depression

Yes, exercise has been known to stave off depression–that’s not exactly news, but now comes research from Rutgers University indicating that exercise combined with meditation twice a week for only two months – reduced the symptoms of depression for a group of students by 40 percent. Rutgers Today reports that […]

The Fittest Fitness Trackers
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The Fittest Fitness Trackers

The Wall Street Journal offers its opinion of four popular fitness trackers with particular focus on which is good for what. For versatility, the Journal likes the Misfit Shine 2, which tracks steps, calories, distance traveled and sleep quality, and has an app that can log specific activities such as […]

Taking The 10-20-30 Workout To The Pool
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Taking The 10-20-30 Workout To The Pool

Gretchen Reynolds, writing in the New York Times, answers a reader’s question about the practicality of taking a runners’ 10-20-30 workout to the water. First a reminder: in the 10-20-30 program, she writes, “runners jog at a leisurely pace for 30 seconds, accelerate to a moderate speed for 20 seconds, […]