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  …

17 ways to lower your blood pressure naturally
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(Mary Grace Taylor/ Prevention) — Having high blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) is a serious health risk—it boosts the likelihood for major health scares like heart attack and stroke, as well as aneurysms, cognitive decline, and kidney failure. What’s more, high blood pressure—which is any reading above   …

Eight lifestyle changes to add 20 years to your life, researchers say
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(Gabriella Sotelo/ The Guardian) — Adopting eight lifestyle changes, such as eating well and getting a good night’s sleep, could add more than 20 years to your life, research suggests.

The study found that people were likely to live longer when they made only minor changes, even if they delayed embracing the healthier habits  …

Good cardiorespiratory fitness can protect your memory from the effects of sleep loss
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(McGill University News) — If you’re sleep deprived, you will likely have a harder time remembering things than if you’re well-rested. But if you have good cardiorespiratory fitness, your memory may be less affected by the effects of sleep deprivation than others, according to a recent McGill study published in  …

People with type 2 diabetes may benefit from exercising in the afternoon
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(Amy Woodyatt/ CNN News) — People with type 2 diabetes should exercise in the afternoon instead of the morning to manage their blood sugar, a new study has found.

“In this study, we (have) shown that adults with type 2 diabetes had the greatest improvement in glucose control when they were most active in the afternoon,”  …

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