Moderation as the Sweet Spot for Exercise - For people who exercise but fret that they really should be working out more, new studies may be soothing. The amount of exercise needed to improve health and longevity, this new science shows, is modest, and more is not necessarily better.
Sold on the Feeling, if Not the Benefits to Health - Almost everyone has gotten the message that exercise is important for health. Yet most who start exercise programs stop. Perhaps, researchers say, the way to persuade more people to exercise is to study those rare individuals who love it.
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Hard-Wired to Hate Exercise? - When it comes to exercise, many people seem to fall into two distinct camps: those who love a vigorous, sweat-soaked workout and those who view it as a form of torment
Exercise Benefits vs. Joint Concerns - Overweight and obese people shouldn't put off regular physical exercise because of worries it could lead to osteoarthritis of the knees, according to a report in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. A study of overweight and obese people found their risk of knee osteoarthritis was significantly higher than normal-weight individuals but exercise didn't increase that risk.
Everyone over the age of 50 should be given statins because they reduce the risk of a heart attack even in healthy people, a study has found.
Go - Fetch - Run! - DOGS may be our best friends, but that doesn’t necessarily make them the easiest exercise partners. The fitness trainer Angi Aramburu thinks otherwise, though, and this spring she started Go Fetch Run, an exercise class in which owners and their dogs can work out and play together.
Get Moving for National Senior Health & Fitness Day! - May 30th marks the 19th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day celebrating the theme: “Get Moving…Start Improving!” On National Senior Health & Fitness Day, hundreds of local organizations host a variety of health and fitness events including walks, health screenings, health information workshops, and much more!
Is Marathon Running Bad For the Heart? - When word circulates that a runner has died of a heart attack, like ultramarathoner Micah True did last month during a solo wilderness trail run, people begin to wonder about the healthiness of prolonged strenuous activity. Could marathon training and racing have damaged the heart muscle of the 58-year-old Mr. True, a lead character in the book “Born to Run”? Shouldn’t marathon training have made him-and, by extension, all runners-immune to heart disease?