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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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Despite progress, sedentary lifestyles still endanger U.S. health

January 8, 2013

Americans have taken big steps to be healthier – like decreasing smoking and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels – but we still aren’t exercising enough and eating right. Those conclusions from a recent American Heart Association (AHA) report highlight a serious statistic: in spite of some improvements, cardiovascular disease still kills one American every 40 seconds.


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Increase your physical activity

Make physical activity a regular part of your day
December 18, 2012

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station. Or, join an exercise class. Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days. Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing.


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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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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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Cubicle exercise routine may help you stop packing on pounds at work

September 8, 2011

While many jobs require physical activity, a growing number of Americans are engaged in sedentary work, leading to a greater risk of injury when we do move as well as a well-documented increase in obesity and related health problems.


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