Category Archives: Fitness and Weight Management

Fitness and weight management for adults

Exercise Can Prevent Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey identified a crucial …

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Do You Have to Be Thin to Be an Athlete?

Close your eyes and think of an athlete’s body. Are you imagining six-pack abs, striated calves and rock-hard biceps? Are you envisioning someone thin? Are you surprised to know that …

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Have You Thought About Your New Year’s Resolutions Lately?

Chances are that you created at least one New Year’s resolution.  Did you vow to maintain weight management/lose weight, get fit, eat a healthier diet or improve your athletic training?  …

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Can Exercise Really Improve Kids’ Health?

Can exercise really improve kids’ health? Yes!  As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and …

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Osteoporosis Affects Men Too

Although women are at greater risk, men can get osteoporosis as their bone and joint health decreases with age. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation: Up to one in four …

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Are Americans Happy With Their Weight?

Although weight gain has continued among U.S. adults, fewer report trying to lose weight, according to a study appearing in the March 7 issue of JAMA. Socially acceptable body weight is …

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Hormone Released During Exercise May Strengthen Bones

Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induces higher expression of irisin — a fat-burning hormone that is released during exercise — in bone tissue in mice. In addition, systemic administration …

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