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Aging, Exercise, Gerontology, home care aides, Medicaid

Exercise Program Improves Performance of Daily Activities for Frail Older Adults

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An exercise program comprised of gentle exercises and taught by home care aides can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published in The Gerontologist.

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Diet, Exercise, College, Health, Nutrition, Weight, Freshman 15, Freshman Fifteen, health habits, Junk Food, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA health

Home From College? Time to Fix Bad Health Habits

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For college students, summer can be the time for a new lesson: how to take charge of their health.

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Older Adults, Exercise, Lung Function, Lung Diffusing Capacity, Pulmonary Circulation, Physical Activity

Older Adults’ Lungs Remain Strong During Exercise

Highly active older adults experience no limitations in the lungs’ capacity to exchange gases (lung-diffusing capacity) during physical activity, researchers have found.

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yoga alternative medicine, yoga, Low Back Pain, Low Back Disorders, Chronic Pain, Physical Therapy

Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain

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UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.

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Education

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Sport, physical ac, physical edu, Physical Education

Physical Activity Within Physical Education: Time for a Rethink?

Research carried out at Leeds Beckett University suggests physical education (PE) in the United and United States may be failing both teachers and children.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Exercise, Rural Communities, Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, Cancer

Brownson Receives $2.9 Million Grant to Boost Physical Activity in Rural Communities

Ross Brownson, the Bernard Becker Professor and director of the Prevent Research Center at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a $2.9 million grant from National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute for a five-year project aimed at promoting physical activity in rural communities.

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Men's Health, men's health month

Men's Health Week Experts Available

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Cancer Prevention, ASCO 2017, Yale Cancer Center, exercise and cancer risk

Regular Brisk Walk May Help Reduce the Risk of Dying From Cancer: Study

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Walking is probably the simplest, easiest and the most inexpensive way to remain fit. Experts link a bevy of health benefits with regular walking.

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Sports Medicine, Compression, Running, Runners

Study Reveals Compression Tights Don't Help Runners Reach Finish Line

Despite the fact that distance runners swear by them, a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds compression tights don’t help runners go farther or faster.

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Cycling, Bicycling, Exercise, Fitness

The Medical Minute: The Many Health Benefits of Cycling

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Getting outside on two wheels can improve health and fitness, build muscles and boost your mood. Plus, for most people, it’s fun.







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