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Should People with Heart Disease Exercise?

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New guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology recommend that individuals with heart disease should engage in a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week in addition to strength training at least three times a week if they also have hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or are obese.

European Society of Cardiology, August 2020

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Low Fitness Linked to Depression.

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Grip strength is often used in scientific research as an indicator of physical function/fitness. In a study that included 867 teens and young adults, researchers observed an association between weak grip and an increased risk for depressive symptoms. The findings add to a growing body of research linking physical and mental health.

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, July 2020

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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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