Does Exercise Lower Your Risk of Dementia?

Everywhere you turn these days, it seems like someone is talking about all the different things you need to do to take care of your body. With so much attention given to diabetes and other health problems in the United States today, it’s not hard to see why there is so much talking of this kind. [...]

Aerobic Exercise Can Help Improve Your Blood Glucose

Are you one of the 39% of adults with type 2 diabetes who is physically active? If so, congratulations! If not, now is the time to get active! Starting a regular habit of aerobic exercise can be the first step you take in gaining better control of your blood glucose levels. [...]

Metformin And Exercise Can Lower Gestational Diabetes Risk

If you are a woman and have a family or personal history of pre diabetes, you are at risk for gestational diabetes. This is a type of diabetes that usually occurs during the second trimester of pregnancy, and almost always goes away after the baby is born. However, people who have had gestational [...]

Mindfulness May Help You Keep Exercising

If you don’t enjoy physical activity, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), less than half of all Americans meet their Physical Activity Guidelines. Researchers have tried for decades to find out why Americans tend to avoid exercise. They found that there are [...]

Every Movement Counts For Heart Health In Older Adults

As you get older, your bones and muscles may not be as strong as they used to be. Getting around and doing daily tasks becomes much harder. So, meeting the suggested 150 minutes of exercise each week suggested by The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans seem out of reach for many older [...]

Diet And Exercise Are Not Enough To Reverse Obesity For Most

  People who struggle with obesity (BMI over 30) are often told to eat less and get more physical activity to achieve a healthy weight. But according to researchers at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center, these lifestyle changes do not help 80% [...]

Moving More Improves Health, Regardless of Weight

You may be aware that staying active is a key part of a heart healthy lifestyle. Exercise can strengthen your heart muscle, help you maintain a healthy weight, and improve energy levels. A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has even found that a lack of exercise raises your risk of death more than obesity. [...]

Walking Programs Can Help Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Whether or not you have diabetes, physical activity is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise can improve your mood and sleep quality, give you energy, and lower your risk for serious conditions. But many people aren’t sure exactly how much physical activity to get every day, or how hard the workouts should be. The good news is that more and more studies are showing the benefits of simple daily walks. Read on to find out more about the latest research into exercise for people who have type 2 diabetes. [...]

Setting Realistic Health Goals the SMART Way

Do these goals sound familiar to you? "I’m going to exercise more often," "I want to try to eat healthier," "I’m never going to eat sugar again!" The problem with these types of goals is that they’re too broad and aren’t realistic. [...]
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