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Exercise Options That Double as Stress-Busters

MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a known stress buster, and different disciplines relax and tone you in a variety of ways. So, you can pick and choose from many types of exercise to go beyond physical fitness to better mental…

Girls, Young Women Fall Short on Exercise: Study

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens and young adults in the United States -- particularly women and girls -- are physically inactive, a new study reveals. This is a concern, experts say, because exercise is a component…

Stabilize Those Stability Ball Workouts

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For fun and fitness, it's hard to beat the value of a stability ball. You can do exercises to strengthen muscles, improve balance and increase flexibility. Stability balls come in many sizes. To choose…

Use Your Legs, Boost Your Brain

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking, running, crouching, lifting and exercising the legs is critical to optimizing your nervous system's ability to function, new animal research suggests. Based on work with mice, the finding…

Use Your Legs, Boost Your Brain

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking, running, crouching, lifting and exercising the legs is critical to optimizing your nervous system's ability to function, new animal research suggests. Based on work with mice, the finding…

Making the Most of Gym Time

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you find that you're more motivated by working out under the guidance of a fitness instructor and like the idea of varying your workouts, taking classes is a great choice. With today's wide variety…

Commuters: Pedal Your Way to Better Heart Health

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ditching the car and biking or walking to work just might cut your risk of developing heart disease and even dying from it. So says a new British study that finds a person's risk of heart disease…

Start Exercising to Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Attention, middle-age couch potatoes: There's still time to lower your risk of heart failure, a condition affecting more than 5 million Americans. Getting the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate…

Exercising in the Great Outdoors

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor exercise can be invigorating and a great morale booster. But always take a few simple steps to stay safe, no matter the season. For starters, dress for the weather. Whether it's cold or hot,…

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention, aim for the recommended 150 minutes of…

Home Gym: The Benefits of a Cross-Country Ski Machine

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to both fun and efficiency, cross-country skiing is an exhilarating, high-calorie burner. It's a lot less expensive than downhill skiing -- all you need are the skis and a flat, snowy trail. But…

Rock Climbing Goes Mainstream for Exercise Buffs

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rock climbing is no longer just for extreme sports athletes and thrill-seeking daredevils. With hundreds of indoor climbing facilities across the United States -- plus climbing walls in local athletic…