Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure, an Australian study suggests. Adding three-minute walking breaks to disrupt prolonged periods of sitting benefited older, overweight or obese women in particular, the study authors report in the journal Hypertension.
Obesity and sedentary behavior is epidemic in the United States. Research studies have correlated increased rates of cancer and degenerative disease in those inactive and overweight. Regular aerobic activity prevents these diseases and reduces your weight, and the good news is that all you have to do is just start moving. Regular walking of at least 30 minutes, five times a week is correlated with reduced rates of physical and mental illness.
Everyone knows that being sedentary is bad for your health. It’s not the act of sitting itself that will kill you, but the repercussions of moving too little. But, few individuals know just how bad it can really be, or the cascade of problems that happen to your body from head to toe when we live a sedentary lifestyle – whether at a desk, in a car or tv binging on the couch.
Walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart offers heart health benefits that may outweigh potential joint harm for golfers with knee osteoarthritis, a new small study reports.
Taking a morning stroll can do wonders for your blood pressure, according to a study out Wednesday, especially if you’re not moving around much to begin with.
This research found that men and women who exercised in the morning lowered their blood pressure, and that women lowered theirs even further by taking brief but frequent breaks from sitting over the rest of the day.
The main event for the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions’ annual celebration of National Public Health Week is the “Step Challenge.” The annual event is designed to motivate members of the UB and greater Western New York communities to walk more and be healthier.
A daily walk or bike ride could double a 70-year-old’s chances of living past 80, a new study finds.
(Reuters Health) – Patients with arthritic knees can add hip-strengthening exercises to their workout to improve the ability to walk and maybe reduce pain, according to a research review.
Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression.