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Poor Youth Fitness Linked to Poor Heart Health Later

Staying active when you are young will help you stay healthy when you are older.

New research from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland found low youth fitness is associated with higher risk of cardiometabolic diseases in middle age.

, January 11, 2024

A Brisk Walk Could Help You Quit Smoking

A brisk walk could help reduce cravings and aid you in your quest to quit smoking.

Researchers at the University of Innsbruck in Austria found that 10 minutes of brisk walking was able to reduce cravings, lessen withdrawal symptoms and improved the overall sense of well-being of those looking to quit smoking.

, January 01, 2024

Running is Effective in Overcoming Depression

Running can help you chase the blues away.

A new study from Vrije University in Amsterdam shows running provides the same level of relief from depression as a prescription antidepressant.

, October 16, 2023

Playing Sports Helps a Child’s Mental Health

Sports can counterbalance the effects of social media for mental health.

Playing sports has been shown by researchers in Australia to have long-term mental health benefits for those who participate.

, September 11, 2023

Exercise Makes Old Brains Seem Young

Keeping your body in shape may keep your brain in shape as well.

A new study by scientists from the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas shows the brains of older people who engage in regular strenuous exercise more closely resemble those of younger adults.

, August 31, 2023

Walking Lowers Death Risk Even Below 5,000 Steps

It takes less walking than previously thought to reduce the risk of death.

A new report from the European Society of Cardiology shows the daily threshold for lowering your risk of death from any cause is less than 4,000 steps and decreased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease starts with just 2,300 steps.

, August 28, 2023

Weekend Warriors Benefit as Much as Regular Exercisers

Don't be discouraged if you can't exercise every day during the week.

New research from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows that those who confine their exercise to one or two days a week have similar heart-health benefits as those who exercise more often, as long as they reach the target of threshold of 150 minutes.

, July 24, 2023

Kids in Better Shape are Sharper in the Classroom

Improving your fitness level may improve your grades in the classroom.

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University in England found the fittest adolescents showed better attention, perception and memory, as well as higher-level decision making and complex thinking than their less-fit classmates.

, May 22, 2023

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