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Couch Potatoes Take Note: If You Want to Stick to an Exercise Plan, Try High-Intensity Workouts

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A team of kinesiologists has found that high-intensity interval training (HIT) is more enjoyable than moderate exercise. It’s the first study to examine changes in enjoyment for HIT workouts versus moderate continuous training, over the first six weeks of an exercise program.

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The Mayo Clinic Diet, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program

Mayo Clinic Publishes Second Edition of the Mayo Clinic Diet to Help People Shed Weight, Stay Trim

Mayo Clinic will publish the second edition of The Mayo Clinic Diet with all-new menu plans and recipes on Jan. 1. The book offers effective methods to adopt simple, enjoyable, practical, safe and healthy behaviors to lose unwanted pounds and, most importantly — keep them off for good.

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Diabetes & Endocrinology, exericise, NIH Award, Joslin Diabetes Center, Research, Clinical Research, Metabolic Activity, Molecular Biology

Laurie Goodyear, PhD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Receives One of the First MoTrPAC Grants from NIH

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Laurie J. Goodyear, PhD, at Joslin Diabetes Center will be part of the NIH's new MoTrPAC consortium and will help map molecular changes from physical activity.

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Inactivity, Brazil

Availability of Community-Based Fitness Classes Leads to Increased Activity Levels

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Physical inactivity is a global health problem that leads to approximately 3.2 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that a government-sponsored community activity program in Brazil is improving activity levels of women. The researchers believe the program could be scaled up and adapted to other communities around the world.

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Exercise, Physical Activity, Well Being, health in children, Dan Cooper, Shlomit Radom-Aizik

UCI Team to Play Key Role in National Study on How Physical Activity Benefits Health

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Irvine, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 — With the support of a major National Institutes of Health initiative, University of California, Irvine pediatric researchers will lead an effort to study the molecular changes that occur in the body in response to exercise training in order to advance our understanding of how physical activity improves and preserves health in children.

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Fitness, Fitness tracker, Health, Fitbit, wearable devices

RTI International, Validic to Optimize Data From Wearables Like Fitbit for Health Research

RTI International and Validic have partnered to optimize consumer wearable and health sensor data for research. This partnership creates an opportunity to use personal health data in comprehensive and innovative ways to answer questions about health, wellness, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

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Running, running injuries, Knee Arthritis, Knee Cartilage, exercise and aging, exercise and arthritis, Inflammation, pain, Health, Marathon, distance running

Study: Running Actually Lowers Inflammation in Knee Joints

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New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro-inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee joint after running.

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New Year's Resolution: Become a Volunteer

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If your New Year's resolution is to get healthier and to lead a more satisfying life, consider becoming a volunteer. A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that volunteering may have positive health benefits for older adults. It’s probably true that volunteering provides value for people of all ages.

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Brain Activity May Predict Risk of Falls in Older People

Measuring the brain activity of healthy, older adults while they walk and talk at the same time may help predict their risk of falls later, according to a study published in the December 7, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Physiology, Respiratory Physiology, Breathing Difficulties, Ozone Exposure, sedentary behavior, active lifestyle, Exercise Physiology

Inactive Lifestyle Linked to Ozone-Related Lung Disease

An inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of environmentally induced asthma symptoms. In a new study, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency researchers found that sedentary rats exposed to varying degrees of ozone, a type of air pollution, had higher markers for chronic disease when compared to counterparts that were more active.







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