1. Even 2-Minute Walks Count in New Physical Activity Guidelines

    Any amount of physical activity -- even two minutes-- can add up to huge benefits for your immediate and long-term health, according to the new edition of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Previously, the guidelines stated that unless physical activity lasted 10 minutes or longer,…Read More

  2. Walk Every Day to Extend Your Life

    If post-menopausal women walk at an average pace for at least 40 minutes several times per week, their risk of heart disease will drop nearly 25%, according to new research from Brown University.   Their analysis shows walking is almost equal to all different types of exercise that have been st…Read More

  3. LeAnn youth exercise needed.

    Young Women and Girls Need More Exercise

    Many teens and young adults, particularly women and girls, are physically inactive, a new study reveals. Girls, black people, and kids from poorer families are least likely to meet exercise guidelines, according to the report on teens and young adults aged 12 to 29. For teens, guidelines recommend a…Read More

  4. Healthier Employees Are Socially Connected

    The Mayo Clinic has advised that people with strong social connections are generally healthier. They have reduced risk of depression, high blood pressure and being over weight. This is important because healthier employees have so many benefits, including having higher work performance, fewer sick d…Read More

  5. Goat yoga and many more

    There must a Yoga for you. Recently one of my Selfcare for Healthcare hospitals sent me a photo of their department doing Goat yoga--I had never even heard of it, and begin exploring this Goat yoga on the internet. I came to learn there are too many forms of Yoga to name. With so many Yoga options o…Read More

  6. How to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

    A large new study from the American Cancer Society inventoried risk factors for various types of cancer. The findings shed much-needed light on the numbers of cancers that could be prevented by making the necessary lifestyle changes. The new research examined a total of 1,570,975 cancer cases, 587…Read More

  7. Women, Walk Your Way to Health

    In a new study of 17,000 women, those who walked briskly for an average of nearly 70 minutes daily had up to a 70% lower risk of death compared to the least active women who moved just 8 minutes a day. The study also found the benefits were significant mainly for women who participated in moderate t…Read More

  8. Can’t Get to the Gym? Use Your Smartphone

    We are running out of excuses (no pun intended) on why we can’t get exercise. For those who can’t find time to go to the gym, your gym can be virtual. Online workout sessions can be the next best thing to a personal trainer. Here are a few of the best apps out there: iBodyFit: This site, from on…Read More

  9. How to Combat the Obesity Epidemic

    Just 1/3 of Americans believe they are in good shape, according to a new survey on fitness by ReportLinker, and 42% consider themselves to be too fat. Despite the obesity epidemic, Americans claim they want to be fit. Three out of four say having a good shape and looking good are important to them. …Read More