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A Fast Route to Cardiovascular Health
A vigorous walk of 7 minutes or so does more for your heart than a leisurely stroll for twice as long. To know what's enough, try singing.
Pick Up the Pace
Walking 10,000 steps a day is good for your heart and general longevity. And there's something even better — going a little faster.
Your Genes Won't Save You
Being active -- it doesn't take much -- is truly the fountain of youth. Even good genes can't overcome the ill-effects of being sedentary.
A Win for Weekend Warriors
If you tend to get your exercise in an intense burst over the weekend rather than in multiple sessions throughout the week, take heart.
Fit Kids Grow Up to be Sharper Adults
Healthy habits in childhood lay the foundation for cognitive function in middle age. Get your kids moving now.
Junk Food Undermines Kids' Fitness
Kids who eat a lot of ultraprocessed foods -- such as chips, fries and processed meats -- lose out on more than nutrition.
Walk Away from the Blues
It may not surprise you to learn that exercise can lift depression. What may shock you is how little activity it takes to improve your mood.
Everyday Activities Help the Heart
Movements we make every day, walking from room to room, dressing, cleaning, not only count as exercise, they protect against heart disease.
Do Activity Trackers Actually Help?
The feedback activity trackers offer on the number of steps you've taken and other measures can make a difference in how much you move.
We Evolved from Couch Potatoes
The benefits of exercise become even more essential as we age. Evolutionary biology helps explain how activity extended the human lifespan.
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