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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 …

Urban Design

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

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

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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, 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 …

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 …

30-day walking challenge: 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 …

Active Seniors Have Lower Risk of 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 …

Bicycle Tourism in Rural Oregon

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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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>…

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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It's never too late to start exercising!

(WXYZ) - Physical activity is important for people of all ages, including older adults but many of them avoid it.<p><i>Why is it important for older adults</i> …

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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How Governments Are Tackling a Deadly Threat to Seniors: Falling

Falls are the leading cause of injury and injury-related deaths among older adults and cost more than $30 billion a year in medical charges.<p>A recent …

Childhood physical activity – how does your country stack up?

Yesterday saw the release of the Global Matrix on Childhood Physical Activity from the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance. Essentially, the matrix …

Exercise

BAETRICE

<b>How To Get Rid Of Blackheads On The Back</b><p>Blackheads on the again, aren’t solely unpleasant, however, can turn out to be irritated if a shirt or …

How to Choose the Proper Work and Rest Periods When Interval Training

In the 23 years I spent as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level, much of it was dedicated to enhancing the conditioning …

Exercise

Health Risks From Sitting Still

Sitting might be killing you, even if you get in a daily dose of moderate or intense exercise. Research is mounting that hours of sitting is its own …

Five myths about walking vacations

Walking is good for you, so it’s not surprising that there are travel companies that have made it the centerpiece of their tours. But what exactly is a walking vacation? Here are five myths taken down by two leading walking tour operators.<p><b>1. You need to be very fit to go on a walking vacation.</b><p>You …

Travel

Water fitness offers seniors low-impact way to stay active

KEARNEY — Rubber duckies line the edge of the Turttle Pool as a group of seniors walk the exterior for another lap.<p>Each round, they move a duck one …

Aging and strength training

Getting older can be amazing and rewarding in many aspects, but it can also be one of the most depressing realizations adults will face in life. The …