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Age is not a barrier to weight loss

A study published recently in the journal Clinical Endocrinology put to rest the idea that we can’t lose weight once we’re passed a certain...
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Even half an hour of activity may help counteract dangers of sedentary lifestyle

An analysis of data from multiple observational studies suggests 30 minutes of exercise a day may help you live longer, even if you’re otherwise...

Simple Ways to Step Up Physical Activity

Just one in five women and one in four men in the U.S. meets the recommended Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (see Physical Activity...

Don’t Just Be Active…Avoid Being Inactive

As we age, risk for illness and disability increase, potentially decreasing quality of life. Research has shown that higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of sedentary time are both associated with better quality of life. Given that we only have 24 hours in a day, a study recently published in the American Journal […]
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Lower Risk of Hip Fracture May be Tied to Lifestyle Choices

Over 300,000 adults ages 65 and older are hospitalized for hip fractures every year in the U.S. but that number may be going down....
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HIIT It!

Physical activity is integral to good health. High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is more time-efficient than traditional workouts, and research has shown it has...

Q. I have heard I should eat protein after I exercise. Why is this,...

A. Roger A. Fielding, PhD, director of the HNRCA’s Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia laboratory, answers: “After exercise, protein synthesis causes our muscles to...
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Sustained Weight Loss Associated with Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Women 50 and Over

An analysis published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that losing even modest amounts of weight and keeping it off was...

Sleep:The Third Pillar of Health

We all know that diet and physical activity are essential to good health, but many are unaware that getting adequate sleep is equally important, if not more so. Sleep affects everything from energy and appetite to performance, mood, attention, memory, and decision making. It is the time when the brain forms and maintains the pathways that let us learn and create new memories. Recent research suggests that the body uses sleep time to remove toxins and metabolic trash from the brain (possibly including the plaques that contribute to Alzheimers disease). Habitual short sleep duration is associated with greater risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, about one third of U.S. adults get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night.

Physical Activity with Cardiovascular Disease

A study recently published in the European Heart Journal concluded that physical activity is associated with particular benefit among people with existing cardiovascular disease (CVD).