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Resistance and Impact Training Benefit Those at Risk for Osteoporosis.

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Among a group of 47 patients at elevated risk for osteoporosis, those who took part in a six-month impact and resistance training program experienced increased muscle strength and improved bone mineral density in the lumbar spine (3.8%) and femoral neck (2.3%).

Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, July 2020

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Physical Inactivity Raises Cancer Mortality Risk.

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Among a group of 8,002 middle-aged and older adults, researchers observed that the least active participants were 82% more likely to die from cancer over the following five years than those with the highest physical activity levels.

JAMA Oncology, June 2020

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Take Microbreaks!

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For desk-bound office workers, taking a microbreak every hour to perform a brief physical activity can reduce job stress and improve mood.

Frontiers in Public Health, June 2020

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Exercise Linked to Lower Sleep Apnea Risk.

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The results of a recent study that looked at lifestyle, medical, socio-demographic, and sleep health data concerning more than 155,000 adults suggest that even a modest increase in physical activity (such as walking for 20 additional minutes per day or vigorously exercising for 8 additional minutes a day) can reduce the risk for obstructive sleep apnea by 10%.

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, June 2020

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The Many Benefits of Exercise.

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Harvard Medical School lists the following benefits of exercise: reduced risk for obesity, heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers; improved balance, mood, and mental function; stronger muscles; and healthier bones and joints.

Harvard Medical School, June 2020

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