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Running could add 3 years to your lifespan

Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, the 15-year study suggests.


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States get a report card on healthful physical activity

Coloradans are moving, Mississipi residents are not

With obesity rates continuing to rise in the U.S. (they’ve doubled since 1980), health experts are urging Americans to be more physically active, and urging policy makers to help them do that. A new report from the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion rates the progress on both those fronts, state by state.


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7 tips for a safe and successful strength-training program

From the Harvard Medical School: Strength or resistance training challenges your muscles with a stronger-than-usual counterforce, such as pushing against a wall, lifting a dumbbell, or pulling on a resistance band. Using progressively heavier weights or increasing resistance makes muscles stronger. This kind of exercise increases muscle mass, tones muscles, and strengthens bones.


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How to work out at work

Many of us have long workdays – often sandwiched between long commutes – which makes it hard to set aside time devoted exclusively to exercising.


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We’re getting healthier!

Study finds Americans are making progress in key health measures

Americans are making considerable progress in their overall health, according to United Health Foundation’s 2013 America’s Health Rankings®: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities.


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Want a stronger core? Skip the sit-ups

Sit-ups once ruled as the way to tighter abs and a slimmer waistline, while “planks” were merely flooring.


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How to have a healthy and safe family reunion

Suggestions from the CDC

Been to a family reunion lately? For many Americans, they include high-fat foods (grilled burgers, anyone?), potato salad made from Grandma’s recipe (and left to sit out in the sun all afternoon), salty snacks and excessive amounts of alcohol.


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Cheap ways to be healthy

CDC offers budget-conscious tips for healthier lifestyles

Although cost is often cited as a reason for not joining gyms and buying more nutritious food – two measures that can improve health – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn’t buying that excuse.


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Exercise: A program you can live with

Take the "work" out of workouts with a fitness plan that "fits" you, and use it to gain a healthier, more vigorous, and longer life." If exercise is so good for us (and it is — I'll get to that shortly), then why do we find it so hard to exercise regularly? It wasn't always that way.


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U.S. doctors lead in wellbeing, transportation workers lag

Farmers, foresters get most exercise

In the United States, physicians lead all major occupational groups in overall wellbeing, followed by school teachers and business owners. Transportation workers have the lowest wellbeing scores, behind manufacturing and production workers.


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