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Article ID: 703852

Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn’t take much

Iowa State University

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. More than an hour in the weight room did not yield additional benefit. The benefits of strength training are independent of aerobic activity.

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13-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703808

New concussion recommendations for kids

Washington University in St. Louis

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover. The report, revised for the first time in eight years, also advises against complete removal of electronic devices. Mark Halstead, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics and of orthopedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, was the lead author of the AAP report.

Released:
12-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703352

Video Highlights How Short Periods of Inactivity in Older Persons Can Lead to Worsening Physical Health

McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University are warning that even short periods of inactivity in older people—as little as two weeks—can lead to worsening physical health, which could have a dramatic impact on an aging population.

Released:
5-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703171

What You Should Know About Running Shoes Before Buying a Pair

LifeBridge Health

Is running a regular part of your routine? Here are five things you need to know about purchasing running shoes:

Released:
1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702813

Are smartwatches really a smart idea for heart health?

University of Alabama at Birmingham

New wearable health monitoring devices can help you stay informed, but should they be relied on heavily?

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25-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702787

Wearable Tech Becomes Top Fitness Trend for 2019, Says Survey of Health and Fitness Professionals

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Fitness trackers, smart watches, and other wearable technology are the number one fitness trend for 2019, according to an annual survey of health and fitness professionals published in the November issue of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®, an official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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25-Oct-2018 9:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 702555

Study Indicates That Fathers Who Exercise Before Conception Produce Children Who Are Healthier Throughout Their Lives

Joslin Diabetes Center

Recent studies have linked development of type 2 diabetes and impaired metabolic health individuals to their parents’ poor diet, and there is increasing evidence that fathers play an important role in obesity and metabolic programming of their offspring.In a new study published today in the journal Diabetes, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that paternal exercise has a significant impact on the metabolic health of their offspring well into adulthood.

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22-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    22-Oct-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702454

When Fathers Exercise, Children Are Healthier, Even As Adults

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Men who want to have children in the near future should consider hitting the gym. A new study from researchers at The Ohio State University finds paternal exercise had a significant impact on the metabolic health of offspring well into their adulthood.

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18-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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    20-Oct-2018 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702233

Higher Intensity Walking May Lower Risk of Knee Replacement in People with OA

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Patients with knee osteoarthritis who walk at a moderate-to-vigorous intensity may lower their risk of total knee arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT

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