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Physically fit doctors "preach what they practice"

Feds want doctors to recommend more exercise
March 25, 2013

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but a new study confirms it: doctors tend to preach what they practice. In other words, health care providers who are physicially active themselves are much more likely than their sedentary colleagues to counsel their patients on the importance of physical activity.


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Leisure-time activity makes you live longer

November 14, 2012

Leisure-time physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy, even at relatively low levels of activity and regardless of body weight, according to a study by a team of researchers led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.


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Even leisure-time activity can help heart health

August 15, 2012

Middle-aged adults who regularly engage in leisure-time physical activity for more than a decade may enhance their heart health, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.


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Mobile devices could help you lose weight, get fit

June 6, 2012

A new study suggests that a combination of mobile technology and remote coaching can be effective in encouraging healthier eating and physical activity behavior in adults.


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Diet, exercise can improve your odds after cancer diagnosis

May 7, 2012

New guidelines from the American Cancer Society say for many cancers, maintaining a healthy weight, getting adequate physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the chance of recurrence and increase the likelihood of disease-free survival after a diagnosis.


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Survey: women more likely to exercise if it feels like play, not work

April 26, 2012

A new survey from the American Cancer Society (ACS) finds that 40 percent of women said they would be more physically active in their free time if it felt less like work and more like play.


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More parks, trails and grocery stores = better heart health

March 21, 2012

If you live in neighborhoods with access to grocery stores, healthy food, parks and a pleasant walking environment, you’re more likely to be in ideal cardiovascular health.


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Lack of fitness, heavy work can lead to heart attacks

November 14, 2011

Researchers have linked physically demanding work to an increased risk of fatal heart attacks -- but only for men who are unfit.


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Exercising to reduce stress may not increase productivity

Stressed-out employees may work out instead of working
October 12, 2011

Employees who exercise to manage high job stress may actually have reduced levels of work productivity, suggests a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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