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Article ID: 626979

Urban Parks and Trails Are Cost-Effective Ways to Promote Exercise

Health Behavior News Service

Providing public parks and walking and biking trails is the most cost-effective strategy to increase physical activity among large populations in urban areas, finds a new systematic review in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Released:
3-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 626771

New Clinical Study Demonstrates That Exercise Following Bariatric Surgery Provides Health Benefits Beyond Weight Loss

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Researchers discover that moderate exercise following bariatric surgery reduces specific metabolic risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes. The findings suggest that moderate exercise may provide additional benefits to health beyond weight loss in these patients.

Released:
28-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 626623

Sleep Apnea Linked to Poor Aerobic Fitness

University of California San Diego Health

People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise, according to a new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

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24-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST
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    20-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 626220

Exercise May Improve Physical Function, Lessen Pain in Patients with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A 12-week course of aerobic exercise improved physical function and quality of life in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. • The exercise program also decreased patients’ pain.

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14-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST
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    20-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 626323

Exercise Regimens Offer Little Benefit for One in Five People with Type 2 Diabetes

Endocrine Society

As many as one in five people with Type 2 diabetes do not see any improvement in blood sugar management when they engage in a supervised exercise regimen, according to a new scientific review published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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18-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 626312

FSU Exercise, Nutrition Experts Give Tips on How to Stay Slim This Holiday Season

Florida State University

With the holidays nearly upon us, you might be looking for ways to stick to your diet or stop yourself from putting on a few pounds during this busy time of year. Or, you might want to just keep your stress levels in check while planning for and entertaining visiting family members. Florida State University’s Department of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Science faculty members have some easy advice for those hoping to stay slim and stress free during the holiday season.

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17-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 625073

Exercise Provides Clear Benefits for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Simple exercises can help improve the health of patients with kidney disease.

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23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 626018

‘Nudges’ Try to Help College Students Live Healthier

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Here's one way to try to get college students to live healthier lifestyles: They log onto their computer and get lessons and emails, telling them why they should eat better, exercise and sleep right. That's what researchers at 13 universities discovered.

Released:
12-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 625644

Bicycle-Friendly City Infrastructure in U.S. Significantly Increases Cycling to Work by Residents, Which Can Improve Health of Locals

Obesity Society

Recently released Census Bureau data show that the number of people commuting by bike has increased by 60% over the past decade - but until now, the increase has not been closely tied to a supportive city infrastructure. Researchers evaluated how the development of the Minneapolis Greenway affected the commute of residents over a ten-year period. The research found that bike-friendly infrastructure changes were tied to increases in “active commuting” by bike-riding residents, which can promote healthy weight and reduce cardiac risk.

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4-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST
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    4-Nov-2014 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 625609

Penn Medicine Studies Show New Evidence that Exercise Therapy, Acupuncture Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Two new studies from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offer hope for breast cancer survivors struggling with cancer-related pain and swelling, and point to ways to enhance muscular strength and body image. The studies appear in a first of its kind monograph from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs focusing on integrative oncology, which combines a variety of therapies, some non-traditional, for maximum benefit to cancer patients.

Released:
3-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

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