10 ways to add more physical activity in your daily routine
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(Jake Tipane/ Healthline) — I get it. We’ve all said, “Who has time to exercise when you’re a…”

Just fill in the blank: working parent, working night shifts, entrepreneur, student, person who commutes, or parent who stays at home keeping children alive. You’re not alone in trying to figure out how to fit exercise into your  …

Walk this number of steps each day to cut your risk of dementia
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(Sandee LaMott/ CNN News) — Want to reduce your risk for dementia? Slap on a step counter and start tallying your steps – you’ll need between 3,800 and 9,800 each day to reduce your risk of mental decline, according to a new study.

People between the ages of 40 and 79 who took 9,826 steps per day were 50% less likely to develop dementia  …

7 things you should never say to someone trying to lose weight
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(Lauren Del Turco/ Prevention) — Navigating conversations about weight, exercise, and food is about as tricky as walking a tightrope blindfolded. One wrong sentence and you’re plummeting toward awkwardness and insult. Even the most well-intentioned of compliments or questions can go south quick; after all, our relationships  …

7 ways to treat chronic back pain without surgery
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(Andrew Manuel Nava/ John Hopkins Medicine) — Back pain is considered chronic if it lasts three months or longer. It can come and go, often bringing temporary relief, followed by frustration. Dealing with chronic back pain can be especially trying if you don’t know the cause.

Back pain rehabilitation specialist Andrew  …

Why sitting too much is bad for your health
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(Tyler Wheeler/ Web MD) — Scientists first noticed something was up in a study that compared two similar groups: transit drivers, who sit most of the day, and conductors or guards, who don’t. Though their diets and lifestyles were a lot alike, those that sat were about twice as likely to get heart disease as those that stood.  …

Exercise can ease osteoarthritis pain
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(Brunilda Nazario/ Web MD) — It may be hard to believe, but experts agree — exercise can help relieve joint pain from osteoarthritis (OA).

People with arthritis should discuss exercise options with their doctors and other health care providers. Most doctors recommend exercise for their patients.  …

Best exercise time may differ for men and women, study suggests
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(Philippa Roxby/ BBC News) — Exercise is good for you whenever you do it, but the time of day to achieve the best result may be different for women and men, according to a US study.

It found women burned more body fat during morning exercise, whereas evenings counted more for men.

Much of what is known on this topic is based on studies

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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,”   …

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