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Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: Move More!

In 2008, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion developed the first set of physical activity guidelines ever for the American public. These guidelines are the authoritative voice for how physical activity can help promote health and decrease a person’s risk of disease. But most Americans had difficulty following

Trouble Opening Jars?

Most people have a few tricks to remove tight jar lids—tapping the lid on a counter, running it under hot water, and smacking the bottom of the jar are common strategies. Sometimes these age-old tricks work quite well. Other times, people struggle and try to twist and force the jar

Pilates Has Wide-Ranging Benefits

A recent small study (Musculoskeletal Care, Nov. 6, 2018) is the first to investigate individual perceptions of how Pilates impacts daily life in people with chronic musculoskeletal discomfort due to conditions like arthritis and nonspecific low back pain. “Standard treatment for these conditions aims to relieve the symptoms so they

New Physical Activity Guidelines Released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, an update of recommendations published in 2008. “The new guidelines provide more evidence-based reasons to be active than ever before,” says Roger A. Fielding, PhD, director of Tufts’ Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and

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