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Inclusive Fitness Coalition Launches New Partnership for Inclusive Health

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Today, the Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC) launched a new charge focusing on building inclusive health communities that provide the 54 million people living with disability in the United States equal access and opportunities for healthy living.

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Want to Be a Better Runner? Start Lifting Weights

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Finding time for strength-training exercises can be difficult for runners with busy schedules. Luckily, lifting weights doesn’t have to be time consuming, and runners can follow workout routines that take less than 20 minutes to complete. And, says Chris Kolba, a physical therapist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the results are well worth the time.

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Exercise, Obesity, Obesity and Adolescents, Recess

Modest Increases in Kids’ Physical Activity Could Avert Billions in Medical and Other Costs

Increasing the percentage of elementary school children in the United States who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week from 32 percent to 50 percent would avoid $21.9 billion in medical costs and lost wages over the course of their lifetimes, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Erin Michos, Cardiology, Heart, Blood

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

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Johns Hopkins researchers report that an analysis of survey responses and health records of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years suggests a “synergistic” link between exercise and good vitamin D levels in reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke

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food journals, Instagram, food photography, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, Personal tracking

Food Photos Help Instagram Users with Healthy Eating

People are turning to Instagram as a place where they can log food intake and healthy eating behaviors by posting photos of everything they eat - and being held accountable by followers for sticking to their goals, a new study finds.

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Obesity, Exercise, Weight Loss, Myostatin

One Step Closer to an “Exercise Pill”

Studies show obese people produce elevated levels of a protein called myostatin. A new study shows suppressing myostatin enhanced muscle mass and dramatically improved markers of heart and kidney health in mice, suggesting a promising avenue for new drugs to counter obesity.

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Diet, Sugar, Obesity, low-fat foods, High-fat food, Health, Fitness, Weight Control

‘Diet’ Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows

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High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden “diet” foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as well.

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Exercise, Brain

How Walking Benefits the Brain

Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) found that the foot’s impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain. The research will be presented today at the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago.

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Aging, senior citizens health, Senior Citizens, Exercise, Geriatric, Strength Training

Exercise Sparks New Life in Aging Adults

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Rutgers Center for Exercise and Aging celebrates 15 years of bringing students and seniors together in a quest for better health

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Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Survivors, low mobility, Obesity, cancer and obesity, Cancer, Exercise

Breast Cancer Survivors Walking on Thin Air

A new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.







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