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The Benefits of an Active Commute
Compared to taking a car or bus to work, walking or riding your bike might significantly improve your health, according to a new study.
What Really Helps Older Patients with Heart Disease
For older adults with heart disease, physical activity is key to staying independent and promoting heart health, according to a statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
How to Help Prevent Heart Failure
Lifestyle choices may help prevent heart failure, including a type that's usually resistant to available therapies, a new study found.
Keeping Breast Cancer from Coming Back
Physical activity may be the most important lifestyle choice in helping to keep breast cancer from coming back, according to a new study.
The Health Benefits for Weekend Warriors
Cramming the recommended amount of weekly physical activity into one or two sessions may still lower your risk of death, according to a new study.
How Walking Might Help Those on Dialysis
A home-based walking program could benefit patients on dialysis both physically and mentally, a new study found.
The Best Exercises for a Long Life
In general, exercise can boost heart health and help you live a long life, but some types of exercise may be better than others, a new study found.
Biking: For Fun, for Work, for Your Heart
Riding your bike regularly — whether it's for the wind in your face or to get to work — may help keep your heart healthy, two new studies found.
To Manage Diabetes, Take a Walk
Taking a brief walk after meals may help patients with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar more effectively, a new study found.
Sitting All Day? Set Aside an Hour
An hour of exercise each day may be enough to counter the ill health effects of sitting for eight hours or more, a new study found.