1. Exercise Outdoors

    Exercising outdoors provides more stress relief than working out indoors, according to researchers at the University of Roehampton in the U.K. The studies found the indoor groups’ stress levels were reported, on a 1-to-5 scale at 2.42 prior to exercise, falling 8% to 2.23 afterward. By contrast, t…Read More

  2. Even a Little Exercise Can Lengthen Your Life

    Exercise, even a little, can lengthen your life. Norwegian researchers also found that too much sitting was associated with a higher risk of early death. The study analyzed data from eight studies that included more than 36,000 adults, aged 40 and older, who were followed for an average of almost si…Read More

  3. Take a Walk…a Brisk Walk

    Walking is known to be one of the best exercises to stay fit, but the speed a person walks may help them live longer, according to a study at the Mayo Clinic. People, from underweight to obese, have a longer life expectancy if they walk more briskly compared to those in the same weight category who …Read More

  4. 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

  5. Shift Workers More Likely to Develop Type 2 Diabetes

    Shift workers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, regardless of their genetic risk, according to new research. Shift work has long been linked to weight gain and poor sleep quality which can encourage unhealthy habits such as eating at irregular hours and getting less exercise. In this n…Read More

  6. Wellness Programs Need Changes to Satisfy Employees

    Over half of employers believe their wellness programming is effective for improving health and reducing spending, but only a third of their employees think the same. According to a new Willis Watson Towers survey, about 65% of employees said that improving their health is a personal priority, whil…Read More

  7. 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 studied i…Read More

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    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

  9. 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