Exercise is good for joints with wear-and-tear arthritis
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(Michelle Roberts/ BBC News) — It may hurt to begin with, but can then ease pain and help individuals with osteoarthritis stay supple, healthy and slim, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Scans aren’t needed to diagnose it and strong painkillers are not recommended.

There is no evidence

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What is the healthiest way to walk? We ask an expert
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(Coco Khan/ The Guardian) — Just because many of us have been walking for most of our lives doesn’t mean we’re doing it in the best way. So what is the healthiest way to walk? I spoke to Annabel Streets, author of 52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time.

There are many areas of health  …

ParticipACTION and YMCA offer free workout videos to get Canadians moving
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(Sydney Morton/ Global News) — Working out from home just got easier and more affordable thanks to a partnership between the YMCA and ParticipACTION to boost Canadians’ mental and physical health in an approachable online platform.

“ParticipACTION is just something that really is there to help people to get moving,”   …

The many benefits of working out in winter
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(Nick Beare/ Healthing) — If this round of COVID-19-related gloom has hit a little harder, I feel the same. Maybe it’s the brutal weather. Maybe it’s the worry over not knowing when all-things-pandemic will end. Either way, the start to 2022 has been rough, and it has me wanting to find healthy things to do that don’t involve
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Is it possible to exercise too much? How can I tell if I’m overdoing it?
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(Christie Aschwanden/ The New York Times) — You’ve probably been told countless times that exercise is good for your health and fitness, and it’s tempting to assume that more is automatically better. But as with so many other good things in life, there comes a point of diminishing returns, and it’s possible to overdo it.  …

12 healthy New Year’s Resolutions that do not involve dieting
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(Emma Willingham/ Houston Chronicle) — It’s that time of year again! As we review the past 365 days, we contemplate how we can turn a new page and start fresh. Such reflection often results in ambitious, and unsustainable goal setting, which can set you up to fail. Common new year’s resolutions are aggressive dieting programs,  …

Physical activity might help mend people with Alzheimer’s disease
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(Manuela Callari/ Cosmos) — It’s no real surprise that an active lifestyle is beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s disease. But researchers from the University of California have now added another piece to the puzzle in understanding how physical activity improves brain health and helps people with Alzheimer’s  …

Exercise can help fight ‘chemo brain’ in breast cancer patients
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(Health Day News) — For breast cancer patients battling “chemo brain,” regular exercise may be a powerful prescription, a new study suggests.

The term “chemo brain” refers to thinking and memory problems often experienced by patients who undergo chemotherapy.

It’s “a growing  …

Teens should put down phones to boost mental health: study
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(Andrew Duffy/ Ottawa Citizen) — A large, international study that involved more than half a million teenagers has distilled a clear, simple formula for the improved mental wellbeing of adolescents: more exercise and less screen time.

Published earlier this week in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, the   …

People with stroke who walk 30 minutes per day may have 54% lower risk of early death
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(American Academy of Neurology/ Science Daily) — A new study shows that people who walk or garden at least three to four hours per week, or bike at least two to three hours per week, or the equivalent after having a stroke may have a 54% lower risk of death from any cause.

The research is published in the August 11, 2021, online   …