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10 Extra Minutes of Exercise Saves Lives

For years, health experts have preached the perks of taking the stairs instead of the elevator and parking farther away from the grocery store. Now, researchers have calculated new numbers showing even short bouts of physical activity can dramatically improve health. If every U.S. adult ages 40 to 85 increased their amount of exercise by […]

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Bike Your Way to Better Health

Talk about the cycle of life: You could save money and cut pollution while getting a workout. Biking has long been popular for recreation, but the surge in gas prices over the years has fueled spikes in commuter cycling around the country. Since 2000, there’s been a 60 percent increase nationwide in the number of […]

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Find Cool Ways to Break a Sweat This Summer

There’s nothing like stepping outside to enjoy summer’s warmth and sunshine. Now is the perfect time to get out in the great outdoors while improving your fitness and overall health. Exercise is important for everyone, no matter your age or health status. Even if you have a condition such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, or […]

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What’s Your Healthy Weight?

In today’s society, the media focus on celebrities and whether they lose or gain a pound, so it’s hard to grasp the idea of a healthy weight. Obesity is determined by percentage of body fat and weight, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Having a large percentage of body fat, regardless of how […]