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Mind over matter – or mind over body – can give...

“Move it. Feel it. Don’t give up!” You can coach yourself through the burn with your own pep talk. Exercising is hard, but tell yourself...

Physical activity in parks can be boosted by modest marketing

Modest increases in marketing and outreach to local communities can increase the amount of physical activity that occurs in parks, providing a cost-effective way...

Walking can reduce breast cancer risk

Postmenopausal women who were very active or walked for at least seven hours a week had a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to...

Study on 90-year-olds shows benefits of strength training as physical exercise

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass. This was reflected in an...

Moderate exercising encourages a healthier lifestyle

Interdisciplinary research at the University of Copenhagen explains why moderate exercising is more motivating than hard training. The findings have just been published in...

Move it and lose it: Every ‘brisk’ minute counts

To win the war against weight gain, it turns out that every skirmish matters – as long as the physical activity puts your heart...

Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress

Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function,...

Teen physical fitness cuts risk of suicidal behavior later in life

Being in good physical shape at 18 years of age can be linked with a reduced risk of attempted suicide later in life. So...

‘Senior’ runners getting faster, more common

The results are largely unexpected: the best male marathon runners over 65 and the best female marathon runners over 45 have consistently improved their...

Combo video game, exercise helps seniors stay sharp

Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults...

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