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Squeezing in Exercise Over the Holidays 21Dec
2017

Squeezing in Exercise Over the Holidays

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With a hectic holiday schedule, exercise often falls by the wayside. But finding ways to sneak in activity will help you avoid weight gain and ease some of the stress this...

Health Tip: Build Your Strength

19 December 2017
(HealthDay News) -- As you age, it's important to keep up your strength. To build your muscles, you'll need to lift or push weight, the National Institute on Aging says. Here's the agency's advice for starting a strength-training program: Talk with your doctor if you are unsure about starting a specific exercise. Don't hold your breath during strength exercises. Doing so can affect your blood pressure. Breathe in slowly through your nose and breathe out slowly through your mouth. Breathe out as you lift or push, and breathe in as you relax. To prevent injury, don't jerk or thrust weights. Use smooth, steady movements. Expect some muscle soreness lasting a few days and slight fatigue. But these symptoms should go away. If they persist, see your doctor.
Live Close to a Gym? You're Probably a Bit Trimmer

Live Close to a Gym? You're Probably a Bit Trimmer

15 December 2017
FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to staying fit, research suggests it really is about location, location, location. In a new British study, middle-aged adults and seniors who had homes close...
FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to staying fit, research suggests it really is about location, location, location. In a new British study, middle-aged adults and seniors who had homes close to gyms and other exercise facilities tended to be trimmer than those who didn't. By the same token, those who didn't live near fast-food restaurants also tended to keep the pounds off, the findings showed. "The results of our study suggest that increasing access to local physical activity facilities and, possibly, reducing access to fast-food close to residential areas could reduce overweight and obesity at the population level," said study author Kate Mason. She's with the faculty of epidemiology and population health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical...
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