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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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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Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Can a new exercise regimen boost your brain health if you’re over 50? Possibly, suggests a new research review that found middle-age folks can improve their thinking and memory skills by adopting regular moderate-to-vigorous routines involving aerobic and resistance exercise. “When we combined …

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Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson’s Progression

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease can cause tremors, stiffness and trouble with walking. But a new study suggests that regular exercise can slow the progression of the disease. Even those with advanced Parkinson’s can benefit from activity, the study authors said. The research included more than …

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More Exercise, Fewer Pounds: Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Getting regular exercise and staying slim can lower the risk for an especially hard-to-treat type of heart failure, new research shows. This specific type of disease is called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Ejection fraction is the amount of blood that’s …

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Healthy Snacks Can Be Smart Part of A Diabetes Diet

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Healthy snacks are a part of managing diabetes, and it’s best to avoid the vending machine, says the American Diabetes Association. There are plenty of energy-boosting snacks that aren’t loaded with sugar, salt and fat, the group advises. For someone with diabetes, choosing …

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Pokemon Go, Pokemon Gone

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For a short while, Pokemon Go seemed to capture everyone’s attention. And this left public health experts wondering if the game that encouraged players to “Catch ’em all” actually got people moving more. Researchers from Harvard University did find that the virtual reality …

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Mind and Body for the New Year

The New Year is quickly approaching and so many are thinking of what their 2017 resolution will be. Finally join the local gym? Complete a couch to 5k? Finish the “honey do” list you received at the beginning of 2016? Change your lifestyle by making healthier choices all around (quit …

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Standing or ‘Easy’ Walks May Help Type 2 Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For people with type 2 diabetes, better blood sugar control may be as easy as getting up off the couch and standing every so often, or taking a leisurely walk, a new study shows. Dutch researchers noted that “moderate to vigorous” exercise is …

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