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The body is made to move. In fact, without adequate movement, certain essential functions just don’t work. The lymphatic system system, for example, needs muscle movement to pump lymph and cleanse the body of dead cell waste and other potential toxins. And when it comes to maintaining brain health, and preventing Alzheimer’s, exercise is the single most important thing you can do. It only takes 20 minutes of exercise daily to prevent a number of diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, yet only a small percentage of people actually exercise. There are few things that can impact our energy, productivity, and joy like exercise. In fact, for those suffering depression, exercise is often more effective than drugs—and it comes with several benefits rather than side effects. Fitness should be fun, so finding activities that appeal to you is key. Start slow with small goals and monitor your target heart rate so you can adjust your activity as needed. Working out with a friend or family member can make it more enjoyable and help you stay accountable. You might find that exercising outside allows you to benefit from movement, fresh air, and sunshine all at once. And fitness usually causes you to be more mindful about drinking water, another wellness goal that’s often hard to reach.

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Walking Backwards Has a Surprising Number of Health Benefits

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4 Desk Stretches for People Who Sit All Day

4 Desk Stretches for People Who Sit All Day

Many desk workers struggle with neck or back pain, shoulder strain, headaches, repetitive strain injury, or have trouble focusing, even with an ergonomically correct setup at work. Susi Hately Aldous, ...

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Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle

Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle

Factors within your control can make all the difference when it comes to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's

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Morning Movement Lowers Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Morning Movement Lowers Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

New research suggests that physical activity in the morning may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. So, if you are one of those people who like to work ...

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Winter Fitness: Safety Tips for Cold-Weather Exercise

Winter Fitness: Safety Tips for Cold-Weather Exercise

You feel cold most in your fingers, ears and toes. During World War II, gunners on the bombers complained bitterly about frozen hands, ears and toes. The Army Air Force ...

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For Stronger Lungs, Move More

For Stronger Lungs, Move More

You can experience noticeable and significant improvement in lung function

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7 Evidence-Based Ways To Burn More Fat While Sleeping

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Glute Force: Why Big, Strong Bum Muscles Matter for Your Overall Health

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All Exercisers Can Benefit From Elite Training Methods

You will gain the most benefits from your exercise program if you follow the “stress and recover” training principles that competitive athletes use. A study using accelerometers to measure the ...

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Your Muscles Make Your Heart Stronger

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Slow Your Beating Heart – Beans vs Exercise

A cup a day of beans, chickpeas, or lentils for three months may slow resting heart rate as much as exercising for 250 hours on a treadmill. The accumulated weight ...

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Exercise During Chemo Helps Your Heart, Lungs Recover

Exercise During Chemo Helps Your Heart, Lungs Recover

When you are getting chemotherapy, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. Now, new research suggests it should be the first. Exercising during chemotherapy is safe, improves long-term cardiac ...

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A Simple Sitting Exercise Helps Reduce Blood Sugar and Lipid Levels 

A Simple Sitting Exercise Helps Reduce Blood Sugar and Lipid Levels 

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The Surprising Connection Between Grip Strength and Longevity

The Surprising Connection Between Grip Strength and Longevity

This one aspect of your physical fitness can be a deciding factor in health and lifespan

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Another Sports Bonus for Kids: Healthier Eyes

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10,000 Steps Daily Can Help Cut Your Risk of Dementia by Half

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Walking is a great way to get exercise, but new research has found that those steps can also help reduce your risk of dementia. The study found that walking 10,000 ...

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Walking 10,000 Steps Is Good, Walking Briskly Is Great

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