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Avoid Uninterrupted Sedentary Time

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Past research has shown that prolonged periods of sedentary behavior can lead to the accumulation of biomarkers in the blood that are associated with an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. In this study, researchers found that breaking up sessions of sedentary activity every 15 minutes with just a small amount of physical activity of any intensity can counteract much of the negative effects of prolonged inactivity. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, April 2021

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Exercise May Slow Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Patients

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Among a group of 173 patients with early Parkinson’s disease, researchers observed that those with a sedentary lifestyle experienced a greater decline in cognitive function over the following two years than participants who regularly exercise. Neurology, March 2021

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Exercise Provides Mental Health Benefits for Those with Prostate Cancer

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New research suggests that both resistance training and aerobic exercise are effective for reducing anxiety and depression in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, February 2021

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Home Gym Essentials

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Fitness experts from Self magazine recommend the following essential items for building an affordable home gym: an exercise mat, resistance bands, kettlebells, dumbbells, a full-length mirror, a jump rope, and a gym ball. Self, March 2021

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Getting Physically Active and Sitting Less Reduces Diabetes Risk

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An analysis of accelerometer data and blood samples collected from 660 seniors revealed that the combination of regular moderate-tovigorous physical activity and less sedentary time is associated with improved glucose metabolism, which may lower the risk for type 2 diabetes. Translational Sports Medicine, February 2021

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