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Exercise – is it the key to health and longevity?


If you’ve ever read Growing Old Is Not for Sissies by Etta Clark, you may have already answered this question. The book is a collection of portraits of senior athletes – folks who are in exceptional shape at advanced ages. This certainly serves as evidence for the benefits of exercise.
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A simple and powerful way to reduce your cancer risk -


Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce your cancer risk. Unfortunately, in my opinion, too many exercise “professionals” have promoted exercise in all the wrong ways. For example, promoting the concept of “no pain, no gain” is total nonsense!

Top seven free apps to get fit


Getting into the best shape of your life starts in the palm of your hand with free mobile phone apps designed to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Track the steps you take each day, generate and stream a customized exercise playlist to keep you going, or learn how many calories to cut to help you reach your goal weight.
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WANT TO GET FIT? RESEARCH SAYS JUST 12 MINUTES OF EXERCISE PER WEEK MAY DO THE TRICK


One of the measurements of effective exercise is increased oxygen uptake in the body and brain. Your brain requires about 20% of the oxygen you breath in. When you get more oxygen, your brain works better. Your best bet for increased oxygen? Physical exercise. Until recently, we have all commonly understood that great fitness is a product of many hours per week of rigorous training. New research may change the way we think about “effective” exercise.

Change diet, exercise habits at same time for best results, Stanford study says


Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that focusing on changing exercise and diet at the same time gives a bigger boost than tackling them sequentially. They also found that focusing on changing diet first — an approach that many weight-loss programs advocate — may actually interfere with establishing a consistent exercise routine.
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Is three minutes a week of exercise all you need to get fit? Scientists say ideal fitness regime involves intense bursts of acti


There is welcome news for anyone who’s resolved to get fit in the New Year. Scientists claim we don’t have to spend hours every week slogging in the gym or jogging around a park in all weathers, along with the other January resolution makers.