Tag Archives: exercise benefits

Back-to-School Fitness for Moms

The importance of improving fitness skills cannot be underestimated.  Many adults with low levels of interest in physical activity are often found to have decreased self-confidence.  The American Heart Association …

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Exercise in Youth is “Remembered” By Your Bones

According to researchers from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, your bones retain a “memory” of exercise’s effects long after the exercise session has ended, and this bone …

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Want to Gain Weight? Try Yo-Yo Dieting

Yo-Yo dieting leads to weight GAIN. Research by the universities of Exeter and Bristol suggests that repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as …

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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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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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Tips to Help Kids with Autism Get Excited About Fitness

April is National Autism Awareness Month.  To celebrate, I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of athletic training and kids’ health in the autism and special needs …

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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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Are You a Senior? Need a Brain Boost? Exercise

Beginning or maintaining a fitness for seniors program can be a challenge. You may feel discouraged by illness, ongoing health problems or concerns about injuries or falls. Or, if you’ve …

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Celebrate Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Are you ready to exercise? I have heart-healthy tips for you! Today is Valentine’s Day.  Does the love of your life make your heart …

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