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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 …

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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 …

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Bicycle Tourism in Rural Oregon

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Fitness trackers aren’t just for young people

Elderly exercisers are increasingly using smartphone fitness apps and bands.Baby boomers and seniors have become a dominant force within Australia's …

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 …

Parenting

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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 …

Public Health

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 …

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ADVICER – The Expert

Image copyright Thinkstock Patients in the UK could face delays getting new drugs if Britain withdraws from the EU’s medicines regulator, ministers …

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 …

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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 …

T'ai Chi

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 …

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3 stretches to cure a sedentary workday

Is your desk job putting your body out of business? Computers contribute to sedentary habits, and the majority of our workday is spent in front of …

Yoga

Gary Rotstein's What's New in Aging blog | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pardon us if you’ve heard this before, but exercise is good, inactivity is bad, and that goes just as much for older adults as for anyone. The …

Longevity

Just one in ten students active enough

A report released Tuesday says Canadian school kids spend nearly two-thirds of their class time sitting and nine out of 10 of them aren’t getting …

Education

Technology can help kids make a habit of physical activity

Many parents trying to encourage their child to be active will be familiar with the frustration of hearing “just one more level” or “I’m right in the …

Strong body of evidence supports strength training for seniors

Australian researchers have found more evidence to suggest that improving muscle strength can improve brain function, and possibly prevent the onset …

Exercise

What If Fitness Steps Were Worth Dollars?

Bitwalking, a U.K.-based Android app that converts activity-tracked steps into digital currency, or “Walking Dollars,” has inked a collaboration with …

Pokémon Go Users See 25 Percent Increase in Monthly Physical Activity

<i>Pokémon Go</i> might have briefly made the entire American population of teenagers and young adults go insane this summer, but it turns out there were …

Fitness: Boomers — set your sights on successful aging

As baby boomers move into their 60s and 70s, they’re slowly facing the realities of aging. While the previous generation was counselled to slow down …

Regular exercise 'could benefit people with early dementia'

By<p>Taking regular exercise may provide a small benefit for people with early signs of dementia, research suggests.<p>A clinical trial on two groups of …

10 ways to rock your walk

You’ve heard it many times: walking is a great way to get active. It’s cost-effective, it helps your cardiovascular health, it’s gentle on your …

Walking

Exercise, Even In Small Doses, Offers Tremendous Benefits For Senior Citizens

Retaining the ability to get up and about easily — to walk across a parking lot, climb a set of stairs, rise from a chair and maintain balance — is …

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Moderate brisk walking and limiting inactivity curbs cardiometabolic risks: Research

Researchers have found that brisk-walking moderately instead of achieving the10,000 steps goal and limiting inactivity can curb cardiometabolic risks and boost health readings.<p>Cardiometabolic risks refer to one's chances of having a heart stroke or diseases , diabetes, blood pressure and BMI.<p>"Some …

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