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Walking 2˝ Hours A Week Prevents Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
Men who stay highly active with age may have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who taper off their exercise levels, a study suggests.

Physical Activity Linked to Decrease in Mortality Risk
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wake up and smell the coffee. Engaging in physical activity for at least 3 hours per week was associated with a decrease in mortality risk of 27%, according to the results of a prospective study.

Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity Each Associated With Lower Death Rate
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Eating a Mediterranean diet and following national recommendations for physical activity are each associated with a reduced risk of death over a five-year period, according to two reports.

Calling Couch Potatoes, Works!
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Fitness research shows that when a computer talks the talk, even couch potatoes can be persuaded to walk the walk.

"FATNESS VERSUS FITNESS" -- The Final Word
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Study Finds Fitness Level, Not Body Fat, May Be Stronger Predictor of Longevity for Older Adults. Death rates for those with higher fitness were less than half of rates for those who were unfit.

Diabetes Self-Management Course Improves Health
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Researchers found that when adults with type 2 diabetes followed an individually tailored self-management program, they were better able to reduce both their weight and blood pressure, and maintain these benefits over time.

Nutrient Composition of Nuts
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2007
Nuts are an excellent snack, but which are the best ones. This excellent guide is from the Pistachio Health website.

Walking 20-30 Minutes Daily Cuts Risk of Strokes and Heart Disease
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
New research suggests that people with type 2 diabetes may lower their risk of heart disease by committing to a daily walk, new research suggests.

Pedometers Continue To Show Benefits in Reducing BMI, Blood Glucose and BP
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
"I think that the BP reduction and weight loss seen with pedometers is remarkable, given that these are small gizmos designed to increase physical activity, not reduce weight", states Dr. Dena Bravata.

High-Glycemic Index Carbohydrates Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Eating foods high on the glycemic index, which measures the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels, may be associated with the risk for developing type 2 diabetes in women, according to two new studies.

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