Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

Being physically inactive–sitting for long periods of time–can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it “sitting disease.” In fact, worldwide, physical inactivity is estimated to cause some 3.2 million deaths a year. Medical experts know that regular physical activity lessens death from all causes and death...

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Seniors with arthritis: here’s your minimum amount of exercise

Seniors with arthritis: here’s your minimum amount of exercise

Even a third of the recommended physical activity can be beneficial for older adults with arthritis, researchers find. Federal guidelines suggest getting 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to prevent premature death and serious illness, however only one in 10 older American adults with arthritis in their knees meet...

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Women are more active with free community workouts

Women are more active with free community workouts

A government-sponsored program in Brazil is improving the physical activity of women there. Researchers think it could work in other communities around the world. “To combat rising obesity rates, the Brazilian government created the Academia das Cidades program, or City Academies, to give residents free access to fitness facilities and...

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