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Taking a stand on staying mobile after 80

(HealthDay)—If you want to stay as fit as possible well into your 80s, the answer may be as simple as standing on your own two feet.<p>New research …

Why kids need element of risk, fear and excitement in play - Trail Daily Times

Be careful!” “Not so high!” “Stop that!”<p>Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests this …

Education

More New Yorkers Opting for Life in the Bike Lane

On one of Brooklyn’s busier commuter streets, bicycles now outnumber cars.<p>The two-wheelers glide down a bike lane on Hoyt Street, which links Downtown Brooklyn with thriving brownstone-lined neighborhoods. There are so many bikes during the evening rush that they pack together at red lights and …

Cycling

The Positive Power of Walking

<b>National summit showcases health, economic and social justice benefits of walkable communities</b>By Jay WalljasperMany things leap to mind when someone …

Urban Design

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Cancer

Walking 10,000 Steps a Day? Here's What's Happening to Your Body

Photo: ShutterStock<p>Considering walking 10,000 steps a day?<p>Walking 10,000 steps a day has become a popular fitness goal. Though it’s certainly not the …

What impact are our TV binge-watching habits having on our health?

Remember growing up, when your parents would always tell you not to watch too much TV in case your eyes went square? There might not be any chance of …

Wellness

4 Ways Podcasts Can Improve Your Daily Walk

If you really think about it, walking is the original centering practice of humankind: The rhythm of our steps beats through our legs as well as our …

Fitness

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Physical Inactivity Linked to Kidney, Bladder Cancers

Lack of participation in any regular recreational physical activity was associated with a significantly increased risk for both bladder and renal …

Walkability factors

Ever wish your neighbourhood was more user friendly?<p>Wider sidewalks, more streetlights, healthier food options? These amenities may not only make you …

7 Ways to get kids off their gadgets and plugged into nature

Does your child spend too much time slumped in a chair staring at a smartphone, tablet or TV screen, and too little time outdoors, running, riding …

A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of …

The Brain

How to Avoid Crippling Falls After Age 50

When he asks people over 50 if they can stand on one foot while maintaining their balance, most will confidently reply “yes,” says Michael E. Rogers, …

Baby Boomers

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Wellness

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Wellness

The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids

There has been plenty of hand-wringing in recent years about the “overscheduled child.” With after-school hours increasingly dominated by piano …

Side Effects of Chemotherapy May Be Reduced by Regular Exercise

Highlights<p>The side effects of chemotherapy often impel patients to skip treatment<br>• Regular exercise can help advanced gastrointestinal cancer …

Walking vs running: Why you should opt for slow exercise

Why you should walk instead of a run<p><b>HIIT haters, meet Lower Intensity Steady State cardio, or LISS for short.</b><p>High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) …

Exercise

Exercise, even in small doses, offers tremendous benefits for senior citizens

Published Mar 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm (Updated Mar 1, 2017)<p>Photos<p>Keep in mind<p>Focus on activity, not exercise. Older adults might think, "That’s not for …

University of California, San Francisco

Get Active and Ditch Sedentary Lifestyle to Curb Risks of Heart Failure

Highlights<p>Lack of exercise and excessive weight may lead to heart failure<br>• Ejection fraction means the percentage of blood that exits the heart<br>• The …

Readers share how they’ve kept walking

Focusing on walking for 30 days has been fun and rewarding for many readers who routinely get their 10,000 daily steps, and then some.<p>But before we …

Fitness

Active Seniors Have Lower Risk of Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

How walking for 30 minutes per day can improve quality of life for cancer patients

Finding time to exercise can be difficult for many people, but many studies have shown that simply walking for an extended period can impart great …

Keep your kids in shape without organized sports | Reading Eagle - LIFE

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - When it comes to fitness and competitive sports, Randy Colman has seen both ends of the spectrum.<p>"I believe there is a lot …

Fitness

Bicycle Tourism in Rural Oregon

Tourism

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Exercise

Fitness trackers aren't just for young people

Fitness trackers aren’t just for young people<p>Peter Terlato 24 January 2017<p>Elderly exercisers are increasingly using smartphone fitness apps and bands.<p>…

Wearable Tech

Can We Bring Back Riskier Playgrounds?

Until the 1980s, playgrounds were spaces of adventure and art.<p>A slide, swings, maybe a seesaw or sandbox: These are the usual elements of today’s playground. We’ve become so accustomed to their uniformity that it’s hard to believe that playgrounds used to be something different.<p>From their …

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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University of British Columbia