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Osteoporosis-Friendly Exercises to Try

Exercise can help you maintain and build bone strength when you’re living with osteoporosis. Here’s how to build a safe routine that works for you.

By Lara DeSanto

How Eating Breakfast Helps You Burn More Calories

A small study suggests that eating breakfast before exercising helps your body burn more carbohydrates for fuel and digest food more quickly afterwards.

By Diane Domina

Bicyclists Beware: Drivers Don’t Look For You Before Turning

More than half of all drivers at a busy intersection failed to look for pedestrians or bicyclists before making a right turn, according to a small study.

By Diane Domina

How I Manage IBD With an Olympic Mindset

Crohn’s and UC can break down your body, and it can take years to build your health back up. Here’s how one man did it through fitness.

By Brian Greenberg

Exercise and Heart Failure Risk: How to Get Active

He may have heart failure, but Rev. Adam Leeper also has a great sense of humor. Learn how Adam has incorporated exercise into his lifestyle to help him manage his condition.

By Stephanie Stephens

Exercise Minimizes Weight Gain in Smokers Who Quit

Data involving smokers from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) suggest that even small increases in physical activity can diminish weight gain in older women who quit smoking.

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

Strong Legs, Healthy Brain?

New, cutting edge research suggests neurological health depends on signals sent to the brain by large muscles in the legs, as well as messages sent from the brain to the muscles.

By Diane Domina

How Much Do You Know About Gout And Exercise?

Before your next gym date, swim session, or neighborhood walk, here’s what you need to know about your gout (hyperuricemia) and exercise. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Our update is from gout expert James O’Dell, M.D., vice ...

By Stephanie Stephens

3-Month Plan to Get in Shape With Psoriatic Arthritis

Fatigue, pain, and swelling are common psoriatic arthritis, so begin your exercise plan slowly, rest when you need to, always listen to your body, and vary your plan to get in shape to accommodate how you are feeling.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.