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The Importance of Physical Activity for Teens

When children become teenagers, they experience many physical changes with their bodies. As teens hit puberty, they will gain weight and grow in …

The Importance of Exercise for Teenagers | Teen Essay About eating healthy, obesity, stress, fitness, health and excercise

The hustle and bustle of the average teenager’s daily life can cause teens to see exercise as an unnecessary hassle and a waste of time. However, …

Mental Health

Fitness Benefits For Teens

• Teens and young adults, both male and female, benefit from physical activity.<br>• Physical activity does not need to be strenuous to be …

ACSM | Articles

By M. Allison Williams, Ph.D., and Taunya Marie Tinsley, Ph.D., NCC, LPC<p>Daily exercise can have profound benefits for adolescents – increased energy, …

Why Is Exercise Important to Teenagers?

Regular exercise is important to teenagers because it helps maintain their physical and mental health. Teens should strive for at least 60 minutes of …

Weight-Loss Plan for Teen Girls

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is critical for overweight and obese teenage girls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports …

How Regular Exercise Benefits Teens

Exercise, the Great De-Stressor for Teens

<i>By Hannah Dorfman, a Syracuse University graduate interested in business.</i><p>Yikes. Sometimes it’s hard not to feel stressed as a teen, whether it’s over …

The Importance of Physical Fitness as a Teenager

The teenage years are important in terms of both mental and physical development, and staying fit during adolescence can have benefits that are both …

Going from low- to intermediate-fitness may prolong life | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Improving cardiovascular fitness over time may prolong life, suggests a new study.<p>Patients who started with low fitness levels but were able to improve to intermediate or high fitness levels reduced their risk of death during the study by roughly 40 percent, say the …

High Blood Pressure

Interval training exercise could be a fountain of youth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a fountain of youth? You may need to search no further than your sneakers.<p>Exercise, particularly high-intensity interval training, encourages your cells to make more proteins to feed their energy-producing machinery -- and this arrests the aging process, according to a new study …

Exercise

Older people need regular exercise, and studies find they are better off for it

by<p>Marlene Cimons<p>Older people have much to gain from regular exercise, and there is a wide variety of options available to them.<p>“Exercise has shown to be beneficial at all ages,” says Richard J. Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). “In fact, you have more to lose by not …

Exercise

Have another cup! 5 surprising health benefits of coffee

Many of my patients come to their first appointment with a clear “non-negotiable:” “I’m here to lose weight, gain energy, eat better, but I won’t give up bacon.” Bacon is big, followed by ice cream and coffee.<p>I never understand the coffee reference. Coffee is, in fact, an antioxidant powerhouse. …

Energy Drinks Worse for Your Heart Than Caffeine Alone: Study

Drinking 32 ounces of energy drink is associated with potentially harmful changes in blood pressure and heart function that are beyond those seen with caffeine alone, according to a new study.<p>There are more than 500 energy drink products on the market, and their increased popularity is matched by a …

FDA

Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests.<p>Artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of stroke and dementia in the study, which published …

Diabetes

Study finds measurable boost for aging brains from exercise

The question<p>Listing all the benefits of exercise takes a long sheet of paper. They include stronger bones and muscles, better weight control, improved mental health, mood enhancement and less risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some cancers. Do the benefits also include …

Tai Chi

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on …

Exercise

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 …

Humanity

Being active may reduce risk of chronic low back pain | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Regularly engaging in physical activity, from walking to intense exercise, may help to reduce the risk of chronic low back pain by as much as 16 percent, according to a new review of previous studies.<p>In the past, it hasn’t been clear whether physical activity staves off low back …

Pain

Exercise May Reduce the Risk of These 13 Cancers

Here's another reason to get active: Exercise may reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer, a new study finds.<p>Researchers analyzed information from 1.4 …