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New Year’s Resolution #3 – Adopt and apply some highly healthy habits

My long-time readers know I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. But, considering your overall health, here are some items you might want to consider in 2016:

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15 minutes’ daily exercise boosts life expectancy by three years

ABC World News reported, “If you need any more convincing that a little bit of exercise can make a huge difference in your life, here’s some powerful new proof: A study in the medical journal Lancet looked at 400,000 people and … Continue reading

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CDC: Most teens not getting enough aerobic activity

The CDC released a report of a nationwide survey of more than 11,000 high school students across the country, finding that only 15 percent get the minimum of 60 minutes per day of aerobic activity that meets the goals outlined in the … Continue reading

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Exercising at school boosts test scores, study finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more. In other words, exercising at school or while learning might improve kids’ test scores, a new study finds.

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Thirty percent of breast cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes

The Boston Globe “Daily Dose” blog reports that a study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology “compared 6,386 healthy women with 3,074 breast cancer patients.”

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Taking small breaks from sitting may help heart and metabolic health

Does lunch in front of a computer make us eat more? Two of my recent blogs warned of sitting too long in front of a computer at work: Does lunch in front of a computer make us eat more? Computer … Continue reading

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Physical activity helps improve walking speed in those with osteoarthritis

MedPage Today reported that, according to a paper in Arthritis & Rheumatism, “increasing physical activity over two years can improve function and even walking speed among adults with osteoarthritis of the knee — regardless of their level of activity.”

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Does increased activity mean higher GPA? The answer may surprise you!

Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity among college students may lead them to have grade point averages about .4 higher, on a scale of 4.0, compared with students who do not exercise. That’s a TEN PERCENT improvement! A study … Continue reading

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New plan seeks to put PE back in school – Hallelujah!

U.S. schools and childcare programs could be required to include daily exercise as part of the new National Physical Activity Plan released recently. This is, in my opinion, critical to the health of our school children – physically, emotionally, and … Continue reading

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So, just how much activity is needed to improve your health?

The government’s latest physical activity guidelines recommend: Keep track by the week. Adults need at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity activity each week, such as brisk walking, or 1¼ hours of a vigorous-intensity activity, such as jogging or swimming laps, … Continue reading

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Active Girls Make Better Grades

Girls who spend more time in vigorous physical activity may do better in school, even if they are not particularly fit, study findings hint. According to this report from Reuters Health, Dr. Lydia Kwak, at Karolinska Institute in Huddinge, Sweden, and … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 3 – Exercise

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary to live a happy and highly healthy life. Under The Essential of Self-Care, I teach what I call “The … Continue reading

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Four lifestyle choices reduce risk of chronic disease 80 percent

What an interesting new study. It concludes that to dramatically reduce your healthcare costs, to lengthen your life, to improve the quality of your life, and, in short, to have a happier and more highly healthy life, you need to … Continue reading

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