Articles about health and fitness


The One Stretch That Will Make Running Feel Easier

Last updated: 04/23/2019

If you run, it makes perfect sense that you should regularly stretch out your lower body. Tight hips and glutes are often at the root of running pains and injuries, and physical...

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Can you do this stair test? It may predict your risk of dying of heart disease, cancer

Last updated: 04/15/2019

For a glimpse into the state of your health and longevity, just head for some stairs. How people perform on an exercise test that requires them to move very briskly can predict...

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7 Fun Physical Fitness Activities For The Whole Family

Last updated: 04/10/2019

Getting active is an important part of staying healthy and fitness has lots of long-term health benefits. That is why I am happy to have Mara Wedeck, a passionate advocate for...

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5 Ways to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Last updated: 03/28/2019

A study by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation showed parents have significant potential to influence their children's behavior. This includes eating habits and...

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Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of early mortality

Last updated: 03/22/2019

The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death -- particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent...

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Why Is Weight Loss So Hard?

Last updated: 03/06/2019

Why is it so darn hard to lose weight — and keep it off for that matter? There are a bunch of physiological and psychological reasons I could list. To keep things simple, I...

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Your fitness tracker might be overestimating calorie burn by 50%

Last updated: 02/12/2019

Wearable technology has totally changed the way we exercise and monitor our health, but a new study has revealed that far from helping us keep track of our daily steps and...

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We Bust Our Butts to Crush Our Training—It’s Time for Researchers to Aim for Excellence, Too

Last updated: 02/12/2019

Feb 8, 2019 Getty ImagesJavier Snchez Mingorance / EyeEm When research shows one training method works better than another, a recovery tool speeds the process of bouncing back...

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New discoveries in circadian rhythms provide insight into cancer treatment

Last updated: 02/09/2019

In a recent paper in Science Signaling, associate professor of cell and microbiology Carla Finkielstein, of the Department of Biological Sciences, and her collaborators...

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High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease

Last updated: 01/16/2019

(HealthDay News) -- High intake of fiber is associated with a reduced risk for several noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), according to research published online in the The...

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