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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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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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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Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People who were active and exercised regularly before their stroke were less likely to face disability after the attack, researchers say.But the amount of body fat a person had did not seem to be tied to post-stroke disability, the study found. Fitness was …

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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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Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia

THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Parking yourself in front of the TV may make you as likely to develop dementia as people genetically predisposed to the condition, a Canadian study suggests. In a study of more than 1,600 adults aged 65 and older, those who led a sedentary …

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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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3 Things You Must Have on Your Weight Loss Journey

When starting your journey towards a healthy lifestyle change for weight loss be sure to pack your optimism, determination and self-awareness. According to the transtheoretical model of change initiating the journey places you in the preparation stage. Within the past year you may have tested the waters in terms of …

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