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Lowering Blood Pressure: Take a Hike!
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Three or four short, brisk walks throughout the day can be more helpful to people watching their blood pressure than one continuous bout of exercise, Indiana University researchers report.

High-Intensity Physical Activity Reduces Cardiovascular Risk in Children
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
Improved cardiovascular fitness (CVF) and body fatness during childhood and adolescence has been associated with a healthier cardiovascular profile not only during these years but also later in life.

Physical Activity Reduces Mortality in Older Adults
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
New research suggests that "free-living" activity has a beneficial effect that reduces the risk of mortality among older adults who are generally healthy.

Diabetes Better Managed In The UK Than The USA
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
When patients have access to free healthcare, they have better clinical outcomes.

Immune Markers Indicate Diabetes Risk and Response to Lifestyle Changes
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Immune mediators appear to be associated with development of type 2 diabetes. Moreover, a different set of markers predicts which patients are more likely to respond to lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of diabetes.

Weight Loss Should be the Primary Intervention for Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
In a randomized trial with 1079 participants, for over 3 years it was found that for every 2 pounds of weight loss there was a 16% reduction in risk.

What You Can Expect by Increasing Your Physical Activity!
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Physical activity effects every cell in your body. Increasing physical activity improves our everyday quality of life by increasing our muscular strength, and muscular endurance.

Aerobic Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Exercise is good for your blood pressure -- no matter your age, weight, race or gender. And it really doesn’t matter whether you get exercise from a brisk walk, a fast run or few laps in the pool; the results are equally as good.

Physical Activity Shrinks Abdominal Fat Cells
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Physical activity may be especially helpful in reducing the size of fat cells around the waistline -- more so than diet alone. That's important, because fat specifically in the abdomen has been linked to the risk of heart disease and diabetes.


Diabetes in Pregnancy Does Not Motivate to Better Health
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
They have less healthy diets and are more likely to smoke than women whose pregnancies were free of diabetes, a large new study shows.

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