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Parkinson Disease, weight traning, Resistance Training, Mobility, Aging

High-Intensity Strength Training Shows Benefit for Parkinson’s Patients

Researchers at UAB say that high-intensity strength training produced significant improvements in quality of life, mood and motor function in older patients with Parkinson’s disease. The findings were published Jan. 9 online in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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Exercise, Cancer Survivors

Physical Activity Significantly Extends Lives of Cancer Survivors

Physical activity significantly extends the lives of male cancer survivors, a study of 1,021 men has found. Men who expended more than 12,600 calories per week in physical activity were 48 percent less likely to die than those who burned fewer than 2,100 calories.

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AACR, PCF, American Association For Cancer Research, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Prostate Cancer, Exercise

Researchers Identify Possible Explanation for Link Between Exercise and Improved Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Men who walked at a fast pace prior to a prostate cancer diagnosis had more regularly shaped blood vessels in their prostate tumors compared with men who walked slowly, providing a potential explanation for why exercise is linked to improved outcomes for men with prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18–21.

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Physical Education, moderate to vigorous exercise, exercise and children, K-12 Education

Rich or Poor, Schools Fall Short on Providing Physical Activity

Schools in wealthier areas are more likely to have a physical education (PE) teacher on staff than are schools in poorer areas, but students in both wealthy and less affluent areas are not getting enough physical activity, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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Kansas State University, K-State, KSU, Physical Activity, Sitting, Exercise, Stand, standing, walk, move, Chronic Disease, Aging, Health, Quality Of Life, Active, Human Nutrition, Public Health

Take a Stand and Be Active to Reduce Chronic Disease, Make Aging Easier, Research Finds

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By sitting less and moving more, people can reduce their risks of chronic diseases and make aging easier, according to Kansas State University research.

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Want a Better Work-Life Balance? Exercise, Study Finds

Researchers have found that exercise plays a role in how individuals feel they can manage their work-life balance.

Medicine

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flu, Influenza, Exercise, Upper Respiratory Infection, Fitness Center, Fitness, Flu Vaccination, Kinesiology, health and wellness, health and well-being

Exercising While Sick Can Do More Harm than Good, Says USciences Prof

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Childhood Obesity, Obesity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, childrens health, Physical Activity

Young Children Engage in Physical Activity in Short Spurts; Preschoolers Take 11 Hours to Attain Daily Exercise Levels

Preschool-aged children require the majority of their waking day, approximately 11 hours, to achieve their recommended daily physical activity, a Vanderbilt study published in Obesity found.

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Food and Brand Lab, High School Sports, Fitness, Health

Secret to Health at 70 -- Play Varsity Sports in High School

Fit and healthy 70 year olds who don’t frequently visit the doctor have something unexpected in common – they played varsity sports in high school. A new study tracked 712 World War II veterans who were healthy as young men – they had passed a rigorous physical exam when being screened for the military – and surveyed them 50 years later for behavior, background and personality factors that improved their health at 70.

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New Year, New Year Resolutions, New Year's Resolutions, Workout, Workout Equipment, Weight Lifting, Injuries

Have a Safe New Year Workout

With the coming of the new year, many people will vow to get in shape after overindulging during the holidays. However, not knowing the proper way to work out might do more harm than good.







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