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Walking Pace and Risk of Heart Disease

Walking Pace and Risk of Heart Disease Linked in Study

Does your walking pace mean you're at a higher risk of heart disease? Study suggests that people who walk at a certain speed could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population.
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Study: Simple Leg Exercises Can Help Diabetic Heart Health

A UBC study has found that a few simple leg exercises can reduce the risk of diabetes complications, improve blood vessel function and lower...
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Mild Exercise for Seniors Helps Arthritis and More

Researchers found that a low-impact exercise program for seniors helped decrease pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life for most participants. It's never too...
Physical Activity and Diabetes

Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes, Type and Timing Matters

New data about both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as how...
Man Walking After Meal - Helps Manage Diabetes

Help Manage Diabetes: Take a Short Walk After Meals

New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood...

Study: Exercise Harder for People with Diabetic Relatives

Exercise is good for everyone -- but some struggle more than others. Researchers have found that people with a family history of type 2...

For Diabetics, Exercise Helps Control Blood Glucose, Trim Waist Size and Body Fat

How important is exercise to people with diabetes? Waist circumference, percentage of body fat, and hemoglobin A1c levels all improved in diabetics who exercised...

Study Shows Which New York City Residents Spend Too Much Time Sitting Around

New York City is one of the most walkable cities in the county, yet certain groups of residents are spending way too much time...

Do Kids Get Good Exercise in Dance Class? Study Says No.

Most parents think that sending their child to dance class provides a good amount of physical activity and exercise. A new study found that...

Just 2-Minutes of Walking Per Hour Offsets the Hazards of Sitting

Standing may not be enough to offset the hazards of sitting for long periods of time, but adding as little as 2-minutes of walking...

Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Exercise May Be the Key

Although obesity is a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease, some people who are overweight or obese are able to delay or avoid developing related key risk factors.

Walking to Work Cuts Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

People who walk to work are around 40% less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study.

Partial Remission from Diabetes Linked to Intensive Weight-Loss Intervention

Participation in an intensive lifestyle intervention was associated with a greater likelihood of partial remission of type 2 diabetes.

Study: Healthy Behaviors in Mid-life Increase Odds of Successful Aging Significantly

Engaging in a combination of healthy behaviours, such as not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, exercise, and eating fruits and vegetables daily makes it significantly more likely people will stay healthy as they age.

Study: Amish Children Are 2-Times More Physically Active Than Non-Amish Children

Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes.

Studies: Children’s Health Provided Added Benefit from Longer Exercise

Twenty minutes of daily, vigorous physical activity over just three months can reduce a child's risk of diabetes as well as his total body fat - including dangerous, deep abdominal fat - but 40 minutes works even better...