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Article ID: 706721

Exercise ‘snacks’ make fitness easier: Researchers find short bouts of stairclimbing throughout the day can boost health

McMaster University

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan.

Released:
18-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706717

During National Nutrition Month® 2019, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Promotes Healthful Eating, Physical Activity

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity can make a real difference in your health. For National Nutrition Month® 2019, in March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages people to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and activity habits.

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17-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706621

Soft Drinks + Hard Work + Hot Weather = Possible Kidney Disease Risk

American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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17-Jan-2019 7:00 AM EST
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    16-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706384

Moving More in Old Age May Be Linked to Sharper Memory

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Older adults who move more, either with daily exercise or even simple routine physical activity like housework, may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions or biomarkers linked to dementia, according to a study published in the January 16, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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16-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST
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    16-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706386

Moving More in Old Age May Protect Brain from Dementia

Rush University Medical Center

Older adults who move more than average, either in the form of daily exercise or just routine physical activity such as housework, may maintain more of their memory and thinking skills than people who are less active than average, even if they have brain lesions or biomarkers linked to dementia, according to a study by Rush University Medical Center published in the January 16, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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11-Jan-2019 4:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 706517

Staying fit can cut your risk of heart attack by half

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase your risk of a future heart attack, even if you have no symptoms of a lifestyle illness today, a new study has found.

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15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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    14-Jan-2019 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706291

Physical Activity, Any Type or Amount, Cuts Health Risk from Sitting

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Replacing 30 minutes of sitting with physical activity cut the risk of early death by as much as 35 percent, finds a new study.

Released:
10-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706241

Long-Duration Space Missions Have Lasting Effects on Spinal Muscles

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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9-Jan-2019 3:50 PM EST

Article ID: 706122

A Beginner's Guide to Exercise

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Linda Trainor, RN, BSN, who works in the Weight Loss Surgery Center at BIDMC, shares tips for adding exercise into your daily life.

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8-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST

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