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Have Type 2 Diabetes? Here's Why You Should Get Moving

Health care providers should prescribe physical activity for people with type 2 diabetes, says the European Association of Preventive Cardiology.

By Diane Domina

Should I Join a Weight Loss Program for Type 2 Diabetes?

There are many formal weight loss programs that can help you manage type 2 diabetes. Find expert advice on picking out the best weight loss program for you.

By Lisa Fields

Don’t Fear Exercise With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Listen to your body, then do something that keeps you moving because you'll generally feel better when you move, versus feeling stiff and painful. Don't "push through" severe pain, but do know that exercise could help minimal pain.

By Stephanie Stephens

10 Best Exercises for Back Pain

As long as your doctor says it’s OK, doing these exercises for back pain may actually help relieve your symptoms — building core strength is the key.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Put on Your Dancing Shoes to Stay Nimble as You Age

Older women who dance have a lower risk of developing disabilities that impact daily activities like walking, bathing, and dressing, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

How to Ease into Exercise With Multiple Myeloma

Maybe you've never loved exercise, but you know of its benefits. Here's how to get started.

By Stephanie Stephens

The Mood-Boosting Effects of Exercise for Bipolar Disorder

People who are more physically active throughout the day have more perceived energy and a more positive mood, especially those with bipolar disorder.

By Diane Domina

Want to Lessen the Effects of Aging? Work on Your Endurance

Endurance exercises like running, bicycling, swimming, and cross-country skiing can help reduce the effects of aging compared to weight-training exercises.

By Diane Domina

Pilates With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emil tried pilates for rheumatoid arthritis. Find out why he thinks it's a good workout option for staying fit while relieving joint stress.

By Emil DeAndreis

The Ideal Hypothyroid Lifestyle

These simple changes that make a big impact, can help you live your best life with hypothyroidism. It’s about being aware of what’s going in to your body and when, and what you're doing with your body the rest of the day.

By Mary Shomon