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Eat Local in Winter: As eat-local trend grows, farmers markets go year-round

As Americans show greater interest in eating locally produced fruits and vegetables, an increasing number of farmers markets are selling year-round. Since 2010, the number of winter markets jumped 38% from 886 to 1,225 in August 2011, according to the updated National Farmers Market Directory. These winter markets, defined as those operating at least once […]

No Point in Telling Parents About Kids’ Weight?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – School policies that let parents know when their children are overweight or obese appears to have little impact on the problem, a new study finds. In the last decade, almost all public schools in California collected information about height and weight on kids in the fifth, seventh, and ninth grades, […]

Inactivity: A Hidden Cancer Risk

If activity can help prevent cancer, can inactivity increase the risk?

Overweight with Strong Heart Beats Thin and Weak

For overweight people with heart disease, improving their physical fitness could pay big dividends. A new study has found that fitness, not body weight, is a more important predictor of whether people with clogged blood vessels in their heart will die in the relatively near term. Being overweight, or even obese, but having a heart […]

Seven Habits of Successful Weight Loss

More physical activity, less inactivity and eating breakfast rank among the most common behavioral strategies adopted by a group of people who have successfully lost weight and maintained their weight loss, according to a new review of approximately 6,000 self-selected individuals who make up the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR). Top 3 of the Seven […]

High Blood Pressure = Low Walking Speed

High Blood Pressure Linked to Slower Walking Speeds in Seniors Researchers have found a link between high blood pressure and a greater drop in average walking speeds in older adults, according to results from a new National Institutes of Health funded study. The drop seems to occur even in study participants whose high blood pressure […]

Live Longer with Chronic Illness

Exercise Boosts Colon Cancer Survival
Increasing Physical Activity After Treatment May Up Odds of Survival 50%

Take it to Heart

National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 4, 2011 Make it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Heart disease is still the No.1 killer of women, claiming 1 in 3 womens’ lives. To Read more about what you can do to fight heart disease in women, please link here.

No Better Medicine for Diabetics Than Exercise

Diabetics should exercise 150 minutes a week NORFOLK — People with Type 2 diabetes should get 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week, according to a new recommendation written in part by an Old Dominion University professor. “There is probably not a better medicine out there for people with diabetes than exercise,” said Sheri Colberg-Ochs, […]