Older Americans Need to Do More Exercise According to CDC

It is a well-researched fact that sedentary behavior and lack of physical activity is bad for our health. Despite this, older Americans are still not getting the recommended amount of physical activity. A recent report has revealed that one in four Americans aged 50 and above are putting themselves at risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes due to physical …

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Americans Better on Exercise and Smoking, Worse on Dieting

When it comes to American’s smoking, exercise, and dietary habits, there’s good news and there is bad news. A Gallup survey reveals that exercise and smoking habits have improved, but eating habits have gotten slightly worse over the past eight years. According to the survey, 21.1 percent of Americans smoked in 2008. That number has dipped to 18 percent. Americans …

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Is Pokemon Go Making Us Healthier?

Pokemon Go has become a worldwide phenomenon and people playing the game are beginning to reap the health benefits.  Already there are reports of weight loss and previously sedentary folks becoming more active.  It’s even leading some health professionals to advocate for the creation of more of these augmented reality games to make us healthier. Despite receiving some considerable criticism …

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For years, health food gurus have advocated the benefits of organic foods within our diets.  In fact, the constant barrage of organic foods has led to several misconceptions about just what “organic” means.  Many take it to mean food grown without chemicals.  This may not be exactly the case. Foods with the USDA Certified Organic label are required to have …

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More Exercise Doesn’t Necessarily Burn More Calories

Losing weight is a concern for millions of Americans.  When it comes to losing weight, the general wisdom says it is all about calories in versus calories out.  In other words, you have to burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. Many people will tell you that a diet limiting calories is the best route to losing weight. …

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You May Need Less Exercise Than You Think

There is no doubt that whether you want to lose weight or just get healthier that exercise needs to be a part of your daily routine.  However, there have always been arguments over just how much exercise is needed.  Science may not have a definitive answer. In a study published in the viewpoints section of JAMA, existing evidence was reviewed …

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Socialization just as Important as Exercise

There’s little doubt that regular physical activity can go a long way in the prevention and reversal of certain diseases.  Studies show that people who engage in regular exercise have fewer instances of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.  Now, studies are linking regular exercise to a decrease in cognitive decline as you age.  There’s a catch, …

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Too Much Exercise can Hamper Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, common practice is to combine exercise and diet to achieve weight loss goals.  However, many people may believe that exercise allows them to consume more calories.  Some also believe that exercise alone will promote weight loss. Researchers have found that exercise alone will not necessarily aid in weight loss.  This is due to the …

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Exercise Proven to Reduce Risk of at least 13 Cancer Types

It comes as no surprise that exercise can help to lower the risk of certain diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. However, a new study shows that exercise can also help lower the risk of getting cancer. Exercise can lower the risk of many different types of cancer, but did not affect or heightened the risk of other kinds. …

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Could 10 Minutes of Intense Exercise be all you need?

Few people can deny the importance of exercise to overall health. However, when it comes to intensity, there are differing schools of thought as to which is best. One study seeks to determine if shorter, intense workouts are more beneficial than longer, moderate workouts. In a sophisticated new study of interval training, results indicate that just 60 seconds of strenuous …

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