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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Lentils: the Forgotten Legumes

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Lentils may be the least well known members of the legume family. Like dried peas and beans, these plant-based foods are rich in fiber, protein, minerals and other nutrients with virtually no fat, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. They’re filling, …

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The Whole Truth about Whole Fruits

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fresh fruits are loaded with fiber, antioxidants and other great nutrients. And studies show that eating fruit whole gives you the most of this food group’s potential benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer. While drinking smoothies …

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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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5 Great Diet Breakfasts

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to losing weight, Simon says, “Eat breakfast.” Skipping breakfast to cut calories just puts you in starvation mode mid-morning, derailing your diet for the rest of the day. Eating breakfast, on the other hand, gets your metabolism going for the …

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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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The Family That Eats Together, Benefits

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — No doubt that work, school and outside activities can make it hard to schedule regular family dinners. But research has shown that eating together on a regular basis helps to bond families and build good communication. For children, the benefits range from better …

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