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Exercises to Build Your Upper Body Strength

Exercises to Build Your Upper Body Strength

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Upper body strength is important at every age, but you don’t need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from working your pectoral, or chest, muscles. For a study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise, scientists from the University […]

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Getting the Most Benefit From Ab Exercises

Getting the Most Benefit From Ab Exercises

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Men and women alike want defined abs. But you don’t have to achieve a “six-pack” — the nickname for the three most visible pairs of abdominal muscles — to get the benefits of a stronger middle, needed to support […]

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Exercise Your Right to Fight Disease

Exercise Your Right to Fight Disease

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Research consistently tells you just how important exercise is for health. It can help head off heart disease, stroke, diabetes and many types of cancer, including breast and colon cancers. A report published in the New England Journal of […]

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Great Workouts Boost Brains, Even in the Young

Great Workouts Boost Brains, Even in the Young

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart-pumping exercise benefits the brain, improving thinking skills even in younger adults, a small study suggests. For the study, scientists tracked more than 130 adults, aged 20 to 67. The investigators found that aerobic exercise increased participants’ overall fitness […]

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Exercise Injury Prevention: Protecting Your Ankles

Exercise Injury Prevention: Protecting Your Ankles

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Guarding against injury means increasing both flexibility and strength. Target the muscles that support your ankles to protect your joints by strength-training two or three times a week on alternating days and always after you’ve warmed up. Start by […]

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Fun Moves for Better Agility

Fun Moves for Better Agility

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Agility, or the ability to react quickly to change without losing your balance, is an important skill not only for playing sports, but also for everyday living. Strength training helps improve agility, but so do balance and coordination exercises. […]

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How to Pick a Fitness Tracker That’s Right for You

How to Pick a Fitness Tracker That’s Right for You

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to monitoring physical activity, we’ve come a long way from pedometers that only counted steps. Today’s health trackers use sensors to monitor movement and store and analyze the data. You can track calories burned, calories consumed, […]

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Take the Stairs: An ‘Exercise Snack’ Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

Take the Stairs: An ‘Exercise Snack’ Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Just a few exercise breaks — or “snacks” — a day can provide significant benefits, a new study says. Specifically, it found that short sessions of intense stair climbing spaced throughout the day can improve heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness. “The findings make […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Orthotic Inserts

Health Tip: Understanding Orthotic Inserts

(HealthDay News) — Custom orthotics are specially made devices designed to support and comfort the feet, ankles and legs. Orthotics are made typically after a podiatrist has conducted a complete physical evaluation of these areas, the American Podiatric Medical Association says. Latest Exercise & Fitness News If you are considering orthotics, the association suggests these […]