How much should you exercise for a longer, healthier life?
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(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) — Many factors are involved when it comes to living a long and healthy life.

Some factors like genetics and gender cannot be changed. However, many other habits, such as nutrition, physical activity, reducing stress, not smoking, and proper sleep, can  …

Exercise could improve quality of life for women with metastatic breast cancer
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(Abby McCoy/ Everyday Health) — More and more research shows that regular exercise can improve physical and mental health for women with breast cancer. Now there’s new research that suggests regular exercise may improve quality of life for women living with metastatic breast cancer, the most advanced form  …

Can shoveling snow cause a heart attack?
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(Zia Sherrell/ Medical News Today) — While the physical exertion of shoveling provides a good workout, it also significantly strains the cardiovascular system. Furthermore, studies show that the cold temperature increases the risk of cardiovascular issues.

Therefore, people with heart disease or other existing   …

Walking faster can significantly lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes
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(Aria Bendix/ NBC News) — There’s overwhelming evidence that walking lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes, along with other diseases like cancer, heart disease and dementia.

The American Diabetes Association recommends taking 10,000 steps a day or walking daily   …

It’s time to walk the dog (and yourself) for better fitness
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If you’re struggling to start or maintain a regular exercise regimen, the answer may be sitting faithfully at your feet.

Walking your dog is a fantastic way to get in shape, and it benefits both you and your pooch.

Some 69 million US households are home to at least one dog.  …

Lower your risk of heart attack & stroke through sporadic bursts of movement
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(Julia Ries/ Healthline) — New research shows that small bouts of physical activity spread throughout the day could reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and premature death.

The study, recently published in The Lancet Public Health, found that people may be able to lower their risk of major cardiovascular  …

Running offers a mental health benefit similar to antidepressants,
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(Don Rauf/ Everyday Health) — Regular exercise can have a profound positive impact on your mental health. In fact, a recent study concluded that running therapy had effects on depression and anxiety similar to antidepressants.

Scientific work presented at the October 2023 European College of Neuropsychopharmacology  …

Study identifies 7 ways to cut depression risk in half
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(Becky Upham/ Everyday Health) — Most of us know that healthy habits like a nutritious diet and regular exercise can improve physical health and reduce the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. A study published September 11 in Nature Mental Health finds these habits have a powerful  …

The benefits of starting your day with a walk
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(Jane CHertoff/ Healthline) — When you wake up in the morning, movement might not be your first priority. But starting your day with a walk — whether it’s around your neighborhood or part of your commute to work or school — can offer your body a number of health benefits.

Here are 10 reasons why you may want to start  …

Just 5 minutes of physical activity a day could lower your cancer risk
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(Clarissa Brincat/ Medical News Today) — Physical activity is an important facet of overall health and well-being

Research shows that regular exercise can lower the risk of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) states  …

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