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New Study: Light Exercise Increases Men's Lifespan

Apr 18, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

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Exercise Is Best For Reducing Breast Cancer Recurrance 

Apr 16, 2018 by Total Access Medical

New research highlights key recommendations that breast cancer survivors can incorporate into their lifestyle to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence.

The research was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

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Recent Research: Fitness May Significantly Lower Dementia Risk 

Apr 02, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Dementia is not a specific disease. Rather it is a general term for a range of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by progressive memory loss and other cognitive impairments. It affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Two Hours of Walking Per Week May Considerably Prolong Life 

Mar 30, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

According to The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits.

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Do You Suffer From Rheumatoid Arthritis? 

Mar 23, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis. It causes joints to become painful, tender, swollen, and stiff.

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have more than one joint affected by the condition. The same two joints on opposite sides of the body are frequently involved with RA. RA impacts small joints, which are found in the wrists, hands, and feet.

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Physical Inactivity Increases Risk of Bladder & Kidney Cancer

Jun 12, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

It is very well known that physical activity is good for overall health. But a new study shows that a chronic lack of physical activity can drastically increase the chance of developing cancer in the bladder and kidneys, and it suggests that engaging in more physical activity may reduce this risk.

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New Study: The Relationship Between Obesity and Cancer

May 15, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Globally, 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization. Roughly four in 10 adults are overweight, and more than one in 10 are obese, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems and joint disorders in addition to multiple types of cancers. 20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and/or poor nutrition, and thus could also be prevented.

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The Simple Math Behind Weight Loss

Jan 11, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

The pleasure of eating a candy bar lasts just a few minutes while burning off those calories can take nearly an hour.

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New Study: Physical Inactivity Leads To Smaller Brain Size

Nov 30, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

According to a study published in Neurology®, poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later.

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Primary Care and the Adult Obesity Epidemic

Nov 28, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

According to the C.D.C., in 2015, more than 78 million U.S. adults were obese. 

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