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An idea to keep your bones strong

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Here’s something that might surprise you about the kind of exercise that may be best in helping bones stay strong. If you want to maximize the effort that will help your bones stay healthy, you should walk downhill rather than uphill. That’s the surprising (at least to me) conclusion of a study presented at the […]

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Another myth misses the mark

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Everyone knows that exercising at night makes it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep, right? Well, maybe not. In a very small study of 11 middle-aged healthy male volunteers, researchers found not only that afternoon and evening exercise did not interfere with good quality sleep but also that exercise later in the day actually […]

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Walk, walk, walk

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According to a lovely conclusion in a recent study that was published in the unbelievably-named International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (the publisher is clearly a person with one of those kids with three hyphenated last names, which many of them will eventually discard anyway), all you need to do to achieve the […]

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Stick with it

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Second day of the new year so studies suggest that lots of you are already wavering in your commitment to a healthy new lifestyle. And some of you have even moved beyond wavering – you’ve actually stopped working out or watching what you eat on this second day of the year. So here’s a common […]

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Exercise is like everything else in life

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A recent study among several thousand Australian women concluded that regular exercise during midlife led to a lower incidence of joint complaints later in life. In this study, the exercise did not have to be vigorous for its benefits to accrue: even light exercise done regularly in the middle years led to healthier joints later […]

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Dance, dance, dance

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This not news: falling is a huge huge health risk as we age. It starts kicking up in our forties and it gets progressively worse as we get older especially as we pass into our late 70s and 80s. Why? Because of all the complications that can ensure from a fall starting with the scariest, […]