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Exercise Benefits

Even A Tiny Bit Of Activity Can Speed Recovery In Intensive Care Patients

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators so they can ...

Want To Move Away From Stress? Try Moving Your Feet

Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

All The Ways Exercise Makes Us Happier

Happify | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Sure, exercise is good for your body, but did you ever think about how it could boost your mood? Happify, a website dedicated to helping people bui...

18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.“ --Rodney Yee While pounding on a treadmill, lifti...

Exercise May Literally Change How You See The World

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.22.2014 | Science

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Most of us know that regular exercise can reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease, prevent weight gain, improve sleep, and even...

Unfit and Proud of It!

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

People need to be shown, not told, how their lifestyle is helping or hurting their health. Everyone accepts the necessity of medical testing to detect the early stages of disease. Shouldn't the early stages of physical decline also be included so that positive interventions can be started before it becomes necessary to order the cane, walker or wheelchair?

Here's Proof That Exercise Changes Everything

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

While most of us are probably aware of the powerful benefits of regular exercise, we're clearly not all convinced: Just about 20 percent of American a...

19 Reasons To Get In Shape That Have Absolutely Nothing To Do With How You Look In A Bikini

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living

It's April, so apparently it's time to talk swimsuits. In particular, bikinis and the bodies that wear them. If it's not the ads trying to convince...

Getting in Shape Doesn't Have to Be Such a Drag

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Why have we made exercising -- at least the way we do it in the places that have come to be known as "health clubs" -- such an awful experience? If we're going to redefine success to include well-being, we also need to redefine getting in shape to include mental and soul fitness.

What Happens To Your Body After Just One Workout

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living

To reap the full range of life-extending, heart-protecting, sleep-promoting, obesity-thwarting benefits of exercise, you're going to have to get some ...

Why Exercise Is So Good For You

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

You can thank a little molecule called BAIBA for exercise's health benefits. A new study in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that levels of the mo...

LOOK: The Unexpected Benefits Of Getting Fit

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

You already know investing some time in a fitness routine can help you get stronger, faster and healthier, not to mention it can improve your sleep an...

Renewable Energy at 4 p.m.

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Restoring serotonin activity does not require drugs, herbs or supplements. It requires only eating certain foods that, after they are digested, allow tryptophan to get into the brain.

10 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Working Out

Posted 05.29.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Exercise does a lot more than make you stronger, sleeker and better sleeper. These new studies explain how fitness can improve your...

How To Fix Health Problems With Exercise

Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Girdwain Ever wonder why you feel so great after you break a sweat? Turns out, exercise isn't just an effective flab-fighter -- it's a...

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know exercise is good for us. Good for our health, good for our waistlines, good for stress and for our clarity of mind. Exercise is also very -- very -- good for sleep.

13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sophia Breene Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin’ bod...

Just A Quick Burst Of This Can Boost Self-Control

Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser for Everyday Health When it comes to exercise and your health, most evidence favors consistency over occasional bursts of activ...

Get Thee to the Gym!

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

This time of year, as every year, exercise equipment and devices to measure activity are promoted as gifts, although I suspect they are about as welcome to the chronic couch potato as a set of expensive knives are to someone who never cooks.

Fit and Smart: Does Exercise Improve Your Brain?

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Scientists have long studied exercise and its impact on any number of physical and emotional factors, including bone density, cardiovascular disease and stress. If these advantages aren't enough to get you motivated, maybe knowing that it also improves your mind will.

Work Out, Don't Stress Out

Jamie Galloway | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

Exercise is by no means a wonder cure for stress and anxiety, but it does have the potential to reduce their effects, giving you a better shot at getting more enjoyment out of life.

Exercise: The News You Don't Want To Hear

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

My mentor, the late great nutritionist Robert Crayhon, used to say this: "The two great dangers with nutrition are thinking it does too much, and thinking it does too little." The same can be said of exercise.

Benefits of Exercise During and After Cancer Treatment

Estelle Underwood | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

A report called "Move More" by an organization called Macmillan Cancer Support surveyed 60 studies and over 400 health professionals to show how important exercise is to cancer treatment -- and for reducing the risk of some cancers progressing or coming back.

Bored Into Weight Gain?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Boredom often gives us pause to our too busy and stressful lives, but if we can deal with boredom correctly, it might actually help us lose weight.

Is Exercise The Key To A Healthy Brain?

Health.com | Karen Pallarito | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living

Regular physical activity -- even walking -- may be key to maintaining a sharp mind as we get older, two new studies suggest. While that's not...