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Helping Kids Work It Out
Depression is not uncommon among kids and teens. Therapy can help, but so does exercise. Here's what seemed to benefit kids most.
If you sit for long periods, you need to take an exercise break to offset sitting’s most dangerous effects. Here's what worked best.
To Get Healthier, Start on Monday
Struggling with resolutions already? Beginning a diet, exercise or other healthy change on a Monday can make you more likely to succeed.
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.
COVID Vaccines Work Even Better with Exercise
People who got the most exercise significantly lowered their risk of COVID-19 hospitalization.
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.
Walk It Off — No Pain, No Gain
Peripheral artery disease makes walking painful. The alternative -- not walking -- ensures that the pain and immobility will only get worse.
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.
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