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Childhood Exercise May Stave Off Some Bad Effects of Maternal Obesity, Animal Study Suggests

Rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet during pregnancy and nursing were able to stave off some of the detrimental health effects of obesity by exercising during their adolescence, new Johns Hopkins research shows.

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Preschoolers Can Learn Lasting Heart-Healthy Lessons from Sesame Street

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Preschoolers can learn about healthy eating and exercise through Sesame Street. In a study presented on November 18 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia participating in a structured curriculum that used Sesame Street’s Healthy Habits for Life materials improved their knowledge, attitudes and habits related to a heart-healthy lifestyle. Also, the percentage of children at a healthy weight improved by 13 percent.

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Physical Fitness Significantly Improves Survival and Prevents Heart Attacks in People With Stable Coronary Artery Disease

A new study highlights the importance of exercise and physical fitness among people with stable coronary artery disease. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Henry Ford Hospital found that higher levels of physical fitness lower the risk of having heart attacks and increase survival in those with coronary artery disease, whether or not they have had a procedure to open up their blocked arteries.

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Exercise During Pregnancy Gives Newborn Brain Development a Head Start

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As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise three times per week during pregnancy enhances the newborn child’s brain development, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital. This head-start could have an impact on the child's entire life.

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For Obese Teen Girls, Aerobic Exercise May Trump Resistance Training In Health Benefits

New findings suggest that for teen girls, aerobic exercise might be superior to resistance exercise for cutting health risks associated with obesity. Study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Exercise Program in Senior Centers Helps Decrease Pain and Improve Mobility of Participants

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A study presented at the American Public Health Association shows the benefits of an exercise program offered by Hospital for Special Surgery in senior centers in New York City's Chinatown and in Flushing, Queens

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Moderate Exercise Not Only Treats, but Prevents Depression

Physical activity is being increasingly recognized as an effective tool to treat depression. PhD candidate George Mammen’s review published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has taken the connection one step further, finding that moderate exercise can actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term. This is the first longitudinal review to focus exclusively on the role that exercise plays in maintaining good mental health and preventing the onset of depression later in life.

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Increasing Physical Activity in Adults with or at Risk for Osteoarthritis May Lead to Longer, Higher- Quality of Life with Less Money Spent in Health Care

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Osteoarthritis patients who engage in regular physical activity have higher Quality- Adjusted Life Years, a standard measurement of quality of life and cost-effectiveness of medical treatment, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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Walking Program Shows Promise in Reducing Joint Stiffness in Older Breast Cancer Survivors on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy

A self-directed walking program shows promise in easing joint stiffness in older women who experienced these symptoms while taking aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego.







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