Tag: moderate intensity aerobic activity

Q&A: Weight Loss; Cranberry Supplements; Radiation

Q. A friend thinks focusing on diet is enough to lose weight, but I say you need to combine diet and exercise—which of us is right?
A. Portion-control can help you lose weight by reducing your calorie intake, and exercise does so by helping you burn off calories. But both approaches

8. Special Health Concerns

Live Better
Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,

2. Essential Exercise

What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on

11. Healthy Lifestyle

As important as it is to eat well, as discussed in the bulk of this report, other lifestyle factors, including exercise and sleep, also impact your health. Compared with less active people, those who are more physically active tend to live longer and have lower risks of many chronic diseases,

Senior Exercise Programs: Disease Control/Prevention

Senior Exercise Programs: Disease Control/Prevention

Exercise helps create strong muscles and muscle groups, which affect almost every system of the body. Muscles and muscle groups also help combat common health conditions (such as arthritis and back pain), help regulate blood pressure, contribute to bone health and body composition (the balance of lean and fat), increases

Dos and Don’ts for Strengthening Bones If You Have Osteoporosis

If you’ve lost bone mass due to osteoporosis, you need to do all you can to preserve and build the bone you have.
This means regularly engaging in an exercise program that includes resistance and balance training, as well as low-to-moderate intensity aerobic activity, depending on the severity of

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