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The Magic of 20 Minutes of Exercise

We’ve got some especially good news if you’re stuck in a chair all day for work (or if you just really, really like TV).

By Lara DeSanto

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Really Work?

If your employer is pushing you to eat better and exercise more, you’re not alone — workplace wellness programs are hugely popular these days. But a new study aimed to determine whether they’re actually worthwhile.

By Lara DeSanto

5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

By K. Aleisha Fetters

Want to Try HIIT Workouts? Read This First

HIIT workouts are tempting due to their reputation for being a quick way to see big gains — but before you start, it’s important to understand injury risk.

By Lara DeSanto

10 Ways to Keep (or Improve) Your Balance With MS

Maintaining balance is tough for those of us with MS. These techniques can help prevent falls.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Get Out of Your Chair for Just 30 Minutes and You May Live Longer

Physically inactive adults who replace 30 minutes of sitting each day with physical activity showed a nearly 50 percent reduction in premature death risk.

By Diane Domina

Don't Tell Me to Lose Weight, Exercise More, or Eat Better! It Won't Work

Looking to shed a few pounds? Sound advice from a doctor or other health care provider can really help, as long as it isn't too general.

By Diane Domina

Formal Weight Loss Programs For Diabetes

Many formal weight loss programs can help you manage type 2 diabetes. Learn how to find one that works for you, and get expert tips to help you stick with it.

By Lisa Fields

Resist Type 2 Diabetes With Lunges, Sit-Ups, and Push-Ups

If you have prediabetes, take steps to reduce your type 2 diabetes risk. But what kind of exercise best? Resistance training seems to be the way to go.

By Diane Domina

High-Intensity Exercise Can Aid in the Fight Against Colon Cancer

High-intensity interval training — cardio workouts that include short bursts of maximum effort and recovery periods — may slow the growth of colon cancer.

By Diane Domina