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How does exercise support health later in life?

How does exercise support health later in life?

New research shows that older adults who exercise regularly can perform everyday tasks more easily and gain independence. Swimming is a great way to stay fit in older age. Insufficient physical activity causes around 3.2 million deaths worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These declining levels of physical activity may be […]

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Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain

Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain

New research tests a novel strategy for preventing holiday weight gain and proposes a psychological mechanism that explains why the strategy may work. Researchers may have identified a new way to prevent weight gain over the holiday season. More than 37% of adults in the United States are living with obesity, estimates show, and experts […]

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Can probiotics help you lose weight?

Can probiotics help you lose weight?

Probiotics are live organisms that occur naturally in the gut. Many supplements and fermented foods also contain probiotics. Some people wonder if probiotics can help them lose weight.Taking a probiotic supplement may help keep the intestinal flora balanced and promote a healthy body by boosting the digestive and immune systems. While the research is still […]