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Fitness

Why Stress Fractures May be Worse for Vegans

Stress fractures are one of the more troubling risks for runners, the tiny cracks in your bones that can come from overtraining. And for many of us it seems like nothing much can be done — we either have to stop running or we deal with the risk. But this[…]

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Study Says Walk More, Sleep More

While there has long been a school of thought that exercising leads to better sleep, it is sometimes contradicted by studies. And even for those who believe it, it’s often assumed that you have to sweat pretty hard to end up actually getting more Z’s. But according to a new study,[…]

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Great News for Tennis Players

For those of us who like competition and teamwork, there is some great news in a new study about what kind of physical activity is good for your health. A Danish study looked at 8,500 subjects who were all fairly healthy. They answered a long list of questions and then[…]

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There is no New Gut Bacteria Miracle Pill

Hundreds of scientists are studying the role of bacteria in our GI systems to understand their role and to see if there are ways to improve how people feel by altering the bacteria. We recently read through an article about a study to determine if one specific bacteria (or lack[…]

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For Your Health, Buy a Dog

If you were looking for another reason to love your pup, then you can add “makes me exercise” to the list. At least that is what we’re learning from this new study looking at how dog ownership affects your exercise habits. British scientists gave in-depth questionnaires to 700 people from[…]

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The Benefits of Exercise Last Longer Than You Think

Before we go on, this is absolutely not an invitation to stop working out. Studies generally show that more exercise leads to better health outcomes – so don’t get ready to rest on the laurels of your previous sweat fests. But you should know that the workouts you do today[…]

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Studying? Do Less Cramming and More Exercise

Vegging out on the internet. Taking a nap. Staring at a wall. Fixing a snack. These are some of the ways in which we take a break from studying before we dive back into that textbook. But a new study says that if you are really looking for a good[…]

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How to Reverse the Impact of Too Much Sitting

There has been much written about how the health problems that come from sitting cannot be reversed. Some health researchers cite studies that show excessive sitting can have similar effects as smoking. But new research shows it may be possible to reverse the impact of excessive couch/chair warming… but it’s[…]

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