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UPDATE: Video Q and A with Researchers | Study Proves Physical Activity Helps Maintain Mobility in Older Adults

It’s something we’ve all heard for years: Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. But now a study, the first of its kind, proves that physical activity can help older adults maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability.

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Washington, D.C. Claims Top Ranking on Annual Fit City Index

ACSM American Fitness Index™ identifies healthiest, fittest metro areas in U.S. WellPoint Foundation Awards $157,000 Grant to Improve Health in Three Metro Areas

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Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Program For Older Adults Reduces Mobility Problems

Among older adults at risk of disability, participation in a structured moderate-intensity physical activity program, compared with a health education intervention, significantly reduced the risk of major mobility disability (defined in this trial as loss of ability to walk 400 meters, or about a quarter mile), according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Metabolically Healthy, Obese Adults, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Blood Pressure

Exercise Could Be Key to Maintaining Metabolically Healthy Obesity

Exercise may be the best way for obese women to keep heart disease and related metabolic problems at bay, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Physical Activity Can Protect Overweight Women from Risk for Heart Disease

For otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease, according to a study that followed nearly 900 women for seven years. These findings were reported in a paper led by authors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, and published today in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Walking May Have Profound Benefits for Patients with Kidney Disease

• Among patients with chronic kidney disease who were followed for an average of 1.3 years, those who walked for exercise were 33% less likely to die and 21% less likely to need dialysis or a kidney transplant. • The more patients walked, the less likely they were to die or to need dialysis or a transplant.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Youth Weight and Choosing Friends, Lowering Fast Food Consumption, School Tap Water Quality

In this month’s release, find studies about adolescent weight status and how it may impact choosing friends; types of policies that may be the most helpful in lowering fast food consumption and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables; and the quality of tap water in public schools.

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B12 Injection Not Proven to Increase Energy and Metabolism

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Feeling sluggish? Gaining weight? What you need is a shot in the arm, claim advertisers for trendy vitamin B12 injections.Don’t let marketers needle you.“If medical testing confirms that an individual has a vitamin B12 deficiency, a vitamin B12 supplement will help. But if a B12 deficiency has not been identified by a physician or primary care doctor, there is no need to waste energy and money on B12 shots,” says Ashley Barrient, clinical dietitian, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care.

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Why Aren’t Product Designers Considering Activity Trackers for Older Adults?

Product designers rarely consider those over 65 to be a viable user group for popular activity-monitoring technologies.

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Experimental Biology Meeting 2014, Excercise, Lung Function, Prematurity, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Preterm Infants

Prematurity Linked to Altered Lung Function During Exercise, High Blood Pressure in Adults

Some preterm babies have lungs that develop abnormally. While long-term health effects of prematurity are still unclear, researchers have found that adults who were born early may have problems handling the pulmonary demands of exercise.







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