Moving Just 1 Hour a Week May Curb Depression Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Career couch potatoes, take heart: Just one hour a week of any kind of exercise may lower your long-term risk for depression, new research suggests. The finding comes from a fresh analysis of a Norwegian survey that tracked exercise habits, along with depression …

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Dog Walking a Treat for Pet and Owner Alike

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Why do people walk their dogs? A new British study suggests it’s not for the exercise. Instead, dog owners appear to like to take their pups for walks because it makes them happy. “It’s clear from our findings that dog walking is used …

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Starting a diet the right way.

If you’re just starting out on a diet for the first time, there are certain things you should know in order to ensure that you not only get the best results from your diet but also that you maintain your health during the process.

One of the first things you should do, ideally before you even start on a diet, is to see your family physician. This is especially true if you have not had a check-up within the last year or if you experience any type of health condition such a…

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Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Your dog may be more than your furry companion — new research suggests it may also be an effective personal trainer. The study found that dog walking gives a significant boost to older adults’ exercise levels year-round. Researchers looked at more than 3,000 …

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Walking Rates Are Key to A Country’s Obesity Levels

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People of the world, step it up! A new global study finds that countries that have large differences in walking rates among citizens have higher levels of obesity than countries that don’t see such a spread, a new study finds. It included 717,000 …

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What Is ‘Moderate’ Exercise Anyway?

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You’ve probably heard the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s recommendation for most adults to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days to stay fit. But what exactly is moderate? And how do you know if you’re working hard or hardly working? …

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Working Workouts into Your Life

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Weekly fitness guidelines can seem like a laundry list of to-do’s that you just can’t get done — 30 minutes of cardio at least five days, resistance training two or three times and at least two flexibility sessions. Yet each type of exercise …

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Getting Back on Track with Exercise

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sometimes life gets in the way of your workout plans. Maybe an illness or an injury got you off track or you took a break from the gym that lasted a little too long. Getting moving again can be challenging, but it’s certainly …

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7 Common Exercise Errors

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Are you sabotaging your exercise goals? Avoid these common mistakes. Mistake No. 1: Not keeping an exercise chart or journal. A record tells you how far you’ve come and when it’s time to go to the next level. Noting improvements in your heart …

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Walking vs. Running — Which Is Better?

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Running and walking are both popular ways to get a great cardio workout. But is a brisk walk really as good an exercise as a sweaty, heart-pounding run? Research reported by the American Heart Association finds that walking is just as good as …

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