Exercise as Housecleaning for the Body

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When ticking off the benefits of physical activity, few of us would include intracellular housecleaning. But a new study suggests that the ability of exercise to speed the removal of garbage from inside our body’s cells may be one of its most valuable, if least visible, effects. In the new research, which was published last […]

Key To Better Health May Be A Walk In The Park

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The payoff for investing in public parks and recreation sites may be healthier, more physically fit residents and a less strained healthcare system, according to Penn State researchers. Investments in parks and recreational services have a dramatic effect on health and fitness, say Geof Godbey, professor emeritus of leisure studies, and Andrew Mowen, associate professor of […]

High Activity Staves Off Pounds, Especially for Women

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People will gain significantly less weight by middle age — especially women — if they engage in moderate to vigorous activity nearly every day of the week starting as young adults, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. Women particularly benefitted from high activity over 20 years, gaining an average of 13 pounds less than those with […]