Fitness & Exercise

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Quicken Your Pace for Longer Life

Walking at an average or fast pace is associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality as well as of cardiovascular disease.

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Exercises for All Levels of RA

More and more it seems like people who live with RA are sharing snaps from their 5k run, or cycling class. But how, when others can barely get out of bed? There’s an exercise for all levels of RA – no matter how long you have or haven’t lived with the condition.

By Cathy Kramer

Just 23 Percent of U.S. Adults Meet Exercise Recommendations

Less than one-quarter of all U.S. adults get enough exercise, according to the CDC. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that people 18 to 64 get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week.

By Diane Domina

Maximal Running Shoes May Raise Injury Risk for Women

Oversized sneakers designed to provide more comfort and stability – maximal running shoes – increase injury risk for female runners, suggests a small study from Oregon State University-Cascades.

By Diane Domina

New Findings on Exercise and Dementia

Results of the Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) trial, a randomized, controlled study conducted in the United Kingdom, suggest that moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength training doesn’t slow cognitive decline and may worsen symptoms ...

By Diane Domina

Swimming and Water Exercise: Great for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Swimming can be a great way to move, but if you’re not a swimmer, there are other ways to move in water. Water walking, water aerobics, hot tub stretching, and other forms of aquatic exercise can reduce pain in your joints and help you strengthen you...

By Christine Miller

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Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

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New Findings on Exercise and Dementia

Results of the Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) trial, a randomized, controlled study conducted in the United Kingdom, suggest that moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength training doesn’t slow cognitive decline and may worsen symptoms ...

Meditation and Exercise Combo for Women With Sexual Violence-Related PTSD

Researchers have developed an effective intervention consisting of 20 minutes of meditation immediately followed by 30 minutes of aerobic exercise for women with sexual violence-based PTSD.

Sleep Health and Yoga Team Up for Better Sleep in Low-Income Communities

New research says that delivering sleep health education and yoga interventions in low-income communities improved both sleep quality and daytime functioning.