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Benefits of Exercise

The New Girls' Night Out For Older Women

Rachel Adelson | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Last night, the instructor of my women's weightlifting class -- let's call her Sarge -- had us use heavy weights to build the muscles in our backs and chests. Picture us, about 10 ordinary middle-aged women, grunting and groaning in an old school gym. This, my friends, is the new girls' night out.

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...

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...

What I Learned About Exercise From "The Biggest Loser," From Alison Sweeney (VIDEO)

Posted 06.13.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to the many benefits of exercise, "The Biggest Loser" Host Alison Sweeney has learned first-hand how powerful a tool working out can be ...

Losing Weight At Any Age Reaps Long-Term Health Benefits

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty

It's no myth that weight loss gets tougher as you get older. As you age, your metabolism slows down due to a variety of factors. But new research sugg...

How Walking Faster Impacts Heart Health As You Age

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty

A new study in Circulation provides even more proof that maintaining or boosting your physical activity as you age is important for a healthy heart. ...

Anna Almendrala

The Surprising Thing Exercise Can Do For Your Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Why do some people love working out, while others loathe it? If rats are any indication, the will to be active is at least partly genetic, according t...

7 Surprising, Immediate Benefits Of Exercise

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Experts agree: Doing a combination of cardiovascular exercises and strength training moves on an ongoing basis is pre...

This Woman Filmed 100 Days Of Working Out

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Prior to undertaking the #giveit100 challenge, San Francisco resident LaKeisha Shurn was feeling down on her body and on herself, but her resolve to t...

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...

Surprising Benefits of Exercise

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

Headed to a job interview? Meeting your future mother-in-law? Use exercise to help you make a good first impression. Oftentimes, I notice my own customers begin to walk a little taller and exude more self-confidence as they begin achieving their physical fitness goals.

TaKeysha Cheney: An Entrepreneur's Quest for More Sleep

TaKeysha Cheney | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
TaKeysha Cheney

By sleeping more, I suddenly have more energy to exercise, which in turn is giving me more time to think and problem solve, which is helping me expand on new ideas and solutions for my company.

How a Treadmill Helped me Cope With my Daughter's Diagnosis

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

My subconscious dictated that if I ran fast enough and far enough, maybe I would be strong enough to save her.

6 Benefits To Exercising In The Morning

U.S. News And World Report | Mitzi Dulan | Posted 09.27.2013 | Fifty

With all the hustle and bustle of kids, work and life, it can be challenging to make the time to exercise. But exercising in the morning is a wonderfu...

The Surprising Relationship Between Exercise And A Better Night's Sleep

Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Emily Faherty Believe it or not, tossing and turning in the middle of the night is not a suitable form of exercise. But studies suggest making...

Are You Busier Than the President? There's No Excuse for Not Exercising

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

Here are a few benefits of exercise that may convince you to make time for aerobic exercise, just as our president does.

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...

Why Teen Girls Should Exercise

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2013 | Women

Are teen girls who exercise less likely to be violent? That's what new findings presented this week at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annua...

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...

Help Kids Move with Active Schools

Alexis Glick | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Alexis Glick

In order to help our children be more physically active, we need to give them the means and the access to do so every day, before, during and after school.

7 Ways to Love Your Body (and Yourself) This Valentine's Day

Jill S. Brown | Posted 04.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

No matter how long you've been in a relationship with someone else, the longest relationship you'll have in this life is the one you have with yourself.

5 Tips for Choosing Your Health Span (Yes, You Can!)

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

While most people are rarely confined to the complete inactivity of bed rest, we are all affected -- incrementally -- by lower levels of physical activity. Ultimately, this has significant implications for how we think about what it means to grow old, and indeed, what "normal" aging really is.

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.

Exercise Increases Productivity

Robert Pozen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Pozen

Everyone knows that exercise can improve your health. Exercise is a key part of managing your weight and maintaining healthy hearts, lungs, and other bodily systems. But did you know that exercise can make you more productive?